Senior Scientist, Assay Development
Company: Talis Biomedical
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 11, 2022
About the Company
Our purpose at Talis is to advance health equity and outcomes by
delivering accurate infectious disease testing in the moment of
need, at the point of care.
While timely diagnosis of infectious diseases is critically
important to enable effective treatment, testing is primarily
performed in centralized laboratories, which require samples to be
shipped for processing, delaying the return of results by days.
Point-of-care testing solves this problem by delivering the timely
information necessary for clinical care.
To deliver our purpose we focus on three things:
- Putting customers and patients first
- Making Talis a great place to work
- Living our values to Dream Big, Share Our Screens, Serve
Others, Bring Our "A" Game, and Build Trust
The Senior Scientist will work in assay development from assay
design to verification, providing scientific leadership, and acts
as subject matter expert. The Senior Scientist is responsible for
developing, optimizing assays, and engaging in product development,
including verification and validation activities under design
control. You will author, review, and edit SOPs, study protocols,
reports and other documentation as needed. She/he is expected to
work independently and have a hands-on attitude, and at the same
time to be able to work closely with members of the assay
The Senior Scientist will be responsible for developing, mentoring,
and managing a team of Research Associates.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responsible for developing and drafting SOPs, test plans,
protocols, reports and keep thorough records of performed
experiments and data. Conduct planning and execution of experiments
and data analysis to achieve goals according to deadlines.
- Responsible for ensuring the complete and accurate recording of
all experimental data and for maintaining the highest quality and
- Responsible for consolidating data and preparing presentations
for technical reviews. Present results to stakeholders across the
company as needed.
- Provide day-to-day guidance and support in the lab for Research
- Maintain excellent levels of housekeeping, safety and
environmental standards within the laboratory.
- Other duties as required.
- A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline such as Molecular Biology,
Molecular Microbiology, Biochemistry, with 2-5 years of experience
or a Master's degree with 7 or more years of experience in
infectious disease molecular diagnostic industry. Extensive
knowledge and experience in molecular biology, nucleic acid
amplification and extraction methods.
- Substantial hands-on knowledge of molecular biology with an
emphasis in nucleic acid extraction from different organisms and
sample types, and nucleic acid amplification technology are a must.
Additionally, experience with isothermal amplification technologies
- Good problem-solving skills and can adopt new methods
- Good understanding and experience in Design Control and
developing NAAT for point-of-care (POC) is a plus.
- Capable of multi-tasking and working under tight deadlines in a
fast-paced environment is also highly desirable. Working
independently and at the same time being a team player with a
positive attitude is required.
- A proven track record of delivering in industry settings as
reflected by publications, patents, and/or successful development
of NAAT products is desirable.
- Excellent bench skills, written and verbal communication skills
This position is based in either Chicago, IL.Talis offers a
-comprehensive -health and -well-being -benefits -programs,
-long-term equity incentives, -time-off policies, a 401(k)
-retirement savings plan -with -an -immediate -Company match,
Education Assistance Program, a rotating suite of snacks, Monday
breakfasts, Happy Hours, other fun company events and more! Best of
all, join us by working at a growing company like Talis with
-dedicated and collaborative employees committed to making a
difference in Health Care.
Talis is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All aspects of
employment decisions will be based on merit, competence,
performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate -on the
basis of -any status protected under federal, state, or local law.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive
environment for our colleagues.
More About Talis:
Built on a foundation of world-class science and engineering, we
are developing the Talis One platform, a sample-to-answer,
cloud-enabled molecular diagnostic platform that could be rapidly
deployed to distributed diagnostic settings in the United States
and around the world to diagnose infectious disease at the
point-of-care. The Talis One platform comprises a compact
instrument, single-use test cartridge, and innovative software
including a central cloud database. This system is designed to
provide central laboratory levels of accuracy and be operated by an
Talis has raised more than $500 million to date and went public in
February 2021. -
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