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Scientist, Product Development

Scientist, Product Development

Sherlock Biosciences, an exciting new diagnostic company based on next-generation CRISPR and Synthetic Biology technology platforms. We are creating a new generation of biology-based molecular diagnostics that can rapidly deliver accurate and inexpensive results in any setting. Our goal is to address unmet diagnostic testing needs in infectious disease, oncology, agriculture and other areas to transform public health. Successful candidates will join an exciting, collaborative and fast-paced company focused on improving human health worldwide.  

This role is integral to the successful achievement of assay and product development objectives. The Scientist will also contribute to partnering activities with internal departments and external contractors to drive innovation and product development. This role will drive continuous improvement within product development processes and manage resources to achieve results on time and within budget. Successful candidates will join an exciting and fast-paced team focused on improving human health worldwide through highly innovative CRISPR and Synthetic Biology-based platforms for molecular diagnostics.

Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Plan and execute research and development activities and contribute to new product success
  • Help drive the innovation of the platform and translate improvements into new products
  • Conduct feasibility studies and develop reagents within design control process and oversee validations 
  • Conduct and oversee research and development of new products, as well as the transfer of products to Operations 
  • Conduct investigations and analyses to troubleshoot and enhance existing methods, improving assay capabilities and technical robustness
  • Establish and validate performance parameters, quality control, and stability specifications for critical reagents
  • Ensure successful integration of assay to consumable device 
  • Manage assay-device integration and performance
  • Manage deliverables in the development and commercialization of reagent applications and new product development.
  • Work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to critically analyze and present data, clearly communicate findings to management and multidisciplinary groups
  • Author method qualification/validation protocols/reports, sample testing plans, bioanalytical reports, and test methods
  • Direct analytical studies for FDA approval and ensure GMP, ISO and IVDD compliant documentation.


  • Experience and knowledge in Synthetic Biology, DNA nanotechnology or nucleic acid structure, design and amplification
  • A strong theoretical and practical knowledge of a wide variety of biological assays (PCR, immune- and enzymatic-based assays) and how material interactions can impact those assays
  • Practical testing and applications understanding in a manufacturing or R&D environment
  • Strong experience in the development and implementation of complex clinical assays and experience with assay product integration

Supervisory responsibilities

  • None

Work environment

  • Laboratory

Physical demands

  • Long periods of standing or sitting

Travel required

  • None.

Required education and experience

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering or Life Sciences with a minimum of 1 years of industry experience, or M.S. in Bioengineering or Life Sciences with minimum of 4 years industry experience
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in assay development under design controls
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cell and molecular biology, pathology, and biochemistry with technical aptitude to learn different scientific applications quickly
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong background in assay development, including nucleic acid manipulation and detection
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, creative problem solver in technical areas

Preferred education and experience

  • Experience in IVD product development and FDA submissions
  • Experience integrating assay chemistry into a consumable device a plus
  • Management experience a plus

Additional eligibility requirements

  • None

Work authorization/security clearance requirements
Authorized to work in the United States 

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not merely trendy buzz words to us; they are part of our core values. We are committed to creating a community of well-rounded professionals from all ethnicities, nationalities, educational backgrounds, and genders. This “melting pot” of differences is what fosters ideas and innovations. Our beliefs span beyond our walls and into the world, as reflected in outreach to various underserved domestic and global communities.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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