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Research and Development Scientist

Who we are

binx health has the world’s fastest FDA-cleared molecular platform for CT/NG testing. We also have the broadest suite of offerings in at-home testing for large corporate partners for broaden access to STI and COVID-19 care.  Our molecular point of care platform brings rapid, accurate and convenient infectious disease testing to people where they live, work and shop. Our at-home solutions offer front-end engagement, and end-to-end logistics in concert with our reference lab partners to offer partners “turn-key” answers for their infectious disease testing needs. Our solutions broaden access to care for millions and put proprietary testing solutions in the hands of clinicians everywhere, including in the ever-expanding footprint of retail health. Our suite of medical guideline driven, at-home testing solutions for STIs and COVID-19 are designed to reach the many who are unwilling or unable to visit a physical location.

The Position

The Research and Development Scientist works within a team of R&D scientists and engineers in a quick moving, diverse and pro-active environment to assist in the development of new tests for our novel and proprietary point of care diagnostic platform. You will play a key part in contributing to the further development of a range of applications and assays on our unique io platform that is a world first in molecular diagnostics providing laboratory quality results in 30 minutes. You will play an important role in maintaining an efficient and professional lab area and ensuring that the R&D activities meet the high quality standards we set at binx. This exciting opportunity will expand the menu of tests that help patients receive a quick diagnosis when they need it and clinicians to truly operate a test and treat environment.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the design & development of system-based nucleic acid assays
  • Compose well-structured experimental plans
  • High quality execution of laboratory experiments
  • Optimisation of assays to meet performance requirements and ensure patient safety.
  • Transfer of bench developed assays to system prototypes.
  • Source, grow, maintain and organise micro-organisms for use in experiments and exclusivity and inclusivity protocols
  • Laboratory report writing & presentation of results
  • Assist in the process of  validation and verification of assays and components of assays – reagents and assay protocols.
  • Follow and engage in the Quality Management System
Skills
  • Strong laboratory-based background
  • Experimental design, data analysis & problem solving
  • PCR assay development & optimisation
  • Microbiology to class II containment level
  • Bioinformatics
  • Multiplex PCR
  • Verification and validation of equipment or products
  • PCR integration on to plastic disposable devices
  • Technical data presentation
  • Strong verbal & written communication
  • Working to project timescales/deadlines
  • Good organisational skills
Qualifications
  • BSc in relevant biological science
  • Commercial Nucleic acid assay development experience
  • Commercial IVD product development experience
  • Work to Quality Management & Regulatory framework

binx health, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For interested applicants, please submit resumes to: careers@mybinxhealth.com