Job ID: #9107

Director of Assay Development

Acton, MA
Science Science
Research & Development


Responsibilities of the Director of Assay Development:

  • Manage team of scientists, research associates, and laboratory technologists to improve and verify assay performance; including training, mentoring, and developing scientific staff
  • Oversee execution of the Analytical verification studies
  • Develop analytical methods for reagent qualification and transfer
  • Investigate/troubleshoot problems
  • Contribute to cross-company efforts in expanding and incorporating new targets and specimen matrices for our platform
  • Work with engineering staff to develop/implement product improvements
  • Work with Director of Manufacturing to ensure product meets all requirements
  • Work with Director of Regulatory and Quality to revise studies plans as needed

Requirements of the Director of Assay Development:

  • Ph.D. in a Physical or Life Sciences/Engineering related field
  • Experience in developing diagnostic assays targeting microbial pathogens and verification
  • Technical expertise with microbiology diagnostics
  • Proficient with standard statistical analysis methods
  • Expertise in molecular diagnostics
  • Must have extensive experience in diagnostic assay development targeting microbial pathogens

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