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Posted on June 30, 2021 in UK Jobs

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 broadened 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

You will work 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. 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 treatment environment.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design & development of system-based nucleic acid assays
  • Compose well-structured experimental plans
  • Advise on and analyze complex data sets including statistical analysis
  • 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
  • Laboratory report writing & presentation of results
  • Research and development, testing, and validation of the performance of assay reagents and assay protocols
  • Follow and engage in the Quality Management System

Education, Experience, and Demonstrated Skills

  • Ph.D in a relevant technical discipline
  • BSc or First Degree in a relevant technical discipline
  • 3+ years of IVD product development experience, preferably in infectious disease diagnostics
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary projects and across teams to hit goals
  • Significant knowledge and experience working to meet regulatory requirements of the IVDD and FDA for IVDs
  • Molecular biology knowledge and demonstrated application to the development of infectious disease assays
  • Strong analytical data analysis skills including application of appropriate statistics to interpret data
  • Working knowledge and application of Design History, File documentation and Design and Development process
  • Experimental design, data analysis & problem-solving
  • Microbiology to class II containment level
  • PCR integration onto plastic disposable devices
  • Clinical microbiology experience
  • Experience in qPCR and analysis
  • Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills to deliver key messages across the business
  • High level of organizational skills and ability to manage dependencies between projects
  • Proven ability to work to project timescales/deadlines
  • Working within a team to achieve company goals

Additional Information

Employees may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. The majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

binx health, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer For interested applicants, please submit resumes to careers@mybinxhealth.com