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OVERVIEW HelixBind is developing a novel molecular diagnostic platform and is searching for a Research Associate with 1-3 years’ experience in assay development to drive forward product development. Specific emphasis will be given to those applicants interested in a challenging opportunity with immense impact.
LOCATION: Worcester, MA
RESPONSIBILITIES Self-manage assigned projects from inception to completion Develop and optimize protocols at the bench scale transitioning to automation using custom designed μfluidics Confer with management and other scientists to adapt and streamline translational process Assist in product realization efforts and maintain a consistent review process to meet/exceed expectations. Identify key risks and solutions to project schedules and goals. Review and study technical publications, papers, products, and applications of competitive companies in order to maintain a competitive edge. Author scientific publications and contribute to IP filings
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE MSc preferred, a BSc is required, in chemical, biomedical engineering, molecular biology or similar. Experience in biological assay development, specifically innovative assays utilizing nucleic acids. Experience in sample preparation steps, working with microbial cultures, PCR, and gel electrophoresis is required. Familiarity with spectroscopic tools, analytical techniques for biochemical and biophysical characterization; including fluorescent based measurements and data analysis is advantageous.
SPECIFIC SKILLS Experience in independently conducting experimental protocols Adeptness in learning, problem solving, thinking independently, and collaborating