• Research Scientist / Sr. Research Scientist

    About Gregor Diagnostics

    Gregor Diagnostics Inc. is a Madison, WI based, venture-backed, molecular diagnostics company developing a groundbreaking screening test for prostate cancer. Gregor’s test will be the first of its kind to not only detect prostate cancer at the earliest stages but also differentiate between indolent and aggressive cancer.

     

    Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Research Scientist will be involved in Research and Development projects serving as a technical lead and/or a subject matter expert in exploring and researching new technologies, providing ideas and concepts to improve or develop processes, and/or establish methods and processes for product development towards development of diagnostic assay products.

     

    The successful candidate will support the research and development of a diagnostic device for the early detection of prostate cancer. Responsibilities of this position include design, development and optimization of current and future molecular biology processes at Gregor Diagnostics.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Development of novel sample stabilization and processing techniques for the preservation and detection of biomarkers in seminal fluid.
    2. Improvement on current ELISA based approach for the detection of specific protein in seminal fluid
    3. Improvement on current nucleic acid practices and techniques at Gregor Diagnostics
    4. Employing statistical methods in data analysis and results interpretation.
    5. Contribute to the intellectual property portfolio of the company by implementing innovative and creative ideas to solve problems or improve on current methods used.
    6. Participates in technical decisions affecting research and development issues.
    7. Presents information at project meetings and may present findings at scientific meetings. May prepare and/or contribute to articles for publication.
    8. Maintains lab notebook in a complete and consistent manner as well as keeping clear and complete records.

    Qualifications

    Education and industry experience:

    • Ph.D. in Life Sciences or related field plus a minimum of 4 years of industry experience, or
    • Master’s degree in Life Sciences or related field plus a minimum of 7 years of industry experience, or
    • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related field plus a minimum of 10 years of industry experience.
    • Previous experience in research and development in the biotechnology or life science industry.
    • Technical expert in molecular biology and/or biochemistry.
    • Experience with the development of consumable plastic devices such as sample collection devices, lateral flow assays, or microfluidic devices.
    • Experience with protein chemistry and related techniques
    • Experience with nucleic acid and molecular biology techniques.
    • Experience with using statistical data analysis software.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
    • Ability to independently design, execute, and perform basic analysis of experiments, including independent troubleshooting. 
    • Ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing plans and circumstances.
    • Ability to prioritize, organize and delegate assignments.
    • Experience with product development for use in an FDA-regulated environment including designing analytical validation studies, ideally in medical device development.

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to work for up to 8 hours a day in an office environment.
    • Ability to work up to 6 hours a day in a laboratory environment.
    • Ability to work with hazardous or flammable materials (e.g. chemicals, radioactivity, electrical equipment) so as not to endanger oneself or others.
    • Ability to learn and understand scientific concepts and keep current on the scientific literature and technologies.
    • Constantly moves about to coordinate work.
    • Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds on an occasional basis.

    Benefits

    Gregor Diagnostics offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including:

    • Competitive salary
    • Stock options
    • Full health, dental, and vision insurance for employees.
    • 50% insurance coverage for dependents
    • 401k match
    • Flexible paid time off and work schedule

    Please submit to: careers@gregordiagnostics.com

     

    Gregor Diagnostics is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.

     

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