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Research Associate, Assay Development

Talis Biomedical Corporation
Chicago, IL
  • Expired: August 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
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


Position Summary

The successful Research Associate candidate will work in assay development from assay design to verification. The candidate will be involved in developing, optimizing assays, and product development which include but are not limited to verification and validation activities. The candidate will author, review, and edit SOPs, study protocols, reports, and other documentation as needed. The candidate is expected to work under the supervision of scientists and be a team player.

The Research Associates will be responsible for performing the designated scientific activity. The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work under the direction of scientists or team leader to run hands-on experiments for microbiology, sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction, and amplification.
  • Perform data analysis of experiments using Excel, Minitab, or similar tools.
  • Work on product development related areas including integration testing as well as verification and validation testing.
  • Author 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 consolidating data and preparing presentations for internal review. Present results to stakeholders across the company as needed.
  • Maintain excellent levels of housekeeping, safety, and environmental standards within the laboratory.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications
  • Minimum BS or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field with 0-3 years of experience in In molecular IVD, Medical Device or Biotechnology industries.
  • Experience working with RNA (extraction, quantification, reverse transcription) and a variety of other laboratory techniques required.
  • Hands-on knowledge of molecular biology with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, RT-qPCR, primer design, and troubleshooting. Experience with isothermal amplification technologies is a plus.
  • Experience working in areas of infectious diseases, molecular microbiology, virology, bacteriology, and working in a BSL2 environment is a plus.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Strong data analysis skills.
  • Familiarity with the design of experiment (DOE) methodology is a plus.
  • Working knowledge in statistical data analysis is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented, organized individual with a strong desire to contribute to a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Experience in developing diagnostic products is a plus.
  • Experienced in current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and 21 CFR 820 Quality System Regulation is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A team player with a positive attitude is a must.

Work Environment

The essential functions of the job are usually performed in an environmentally controlled facility where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position may involve a combination of office and biotechnology laboratory environments. The employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, bloodborne pathogens, and automated equipment.

Physical Demands

The employee spends from 70-90% of the time in the lab which may involve standing or sitting. The remaining time the employee is writing and documenting the experiments or participating in internal meetings.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position is based in Chicago, IL.

Talis offers 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 based on any status protected under federal, state, or local law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.

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 untrained user.

Talis has raised more than $500 million to date and went public in February 2021.

Talis Biomedical Corporation

Address

Chicago, IL
60601 USA

Industry

Science