Scientist (Assay Development)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to early research projects for the feasibility of prototype to be transferred to IVD assay development group.
  • Analyze data, conduct trouble shooting for issues during feasibility and development stages.
  • Technically gate for test protocols / strategies for feasibility and development tests to ensure project developed in the most productive way.
  • Ensure integration of hardware, software and chemistry for automated workflow is properly and timely done before entering development phase.
  • Ensure all the research activities which lead to development work to meet FDA QSR and ISO 13485 requirements.
  • Work closely with scientists, product managers, Bioinformatics and engineers in Vela’s R&D department in Singapore.
  • Ensure the assays developed in R&D are manufacturable, cost effective and user friendly.
  • Patent filing and IP management.
  • Prepare publications.

Job Requirements & Attributes:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Medicine or a related biomedical science area.
  • Minimum 5 years of hands on experience and track record of molecular diagnostic assay development, preference in Industrial setting.
  • Experience in ISO 13485 desired.
  • At least 5 years experience in development of real-time detection multiplex PCR / RT-PCR assays.
  • At least 3 years experience in development of NGS products.
  • In-depth knowledge of FDA requirements for design control and risk analysis desired.
  • Training and experience in statistical analysis and Design of Experiment methodology.
  • In-depth knowledge of molecular biology, including searching and analysis of genetic databases, principles of PCR and NGS and Enzymatics.
  • In depth understanding the steps and technical requirement for assays development, detail oriented, desire and drive to the perfection of the products.
  • Strategically, organizational and detail follow-up skills required.
  • Ability to trouble shoot and working out solutions for any technical challenges.
  • Ability to understand complex scientific, engineering and business concepts and importance of the integration elements in workflow.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and resourceful.  Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven direct management skills.
  • Passion for science and technology, inspiring and influential to team.
  • Knowledge of safety precautions required for working with pathogens at Biosafety Level 1 and 2.

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