Scientist (NGS)

Vela Research Singapore Pte Ltd
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Job Description: 

Reports to: Director of Microbiology
Develop innovative Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) based in vitro Diagnostic products in fast-paced product development environment
Design, implement, analyze and present experiments to evaluate existing and new methods for product development and identify creative solutions to overcome current limitations
Conduct clear and concise communication of R&D results through oral updates, written reports and technical meetings
Support set-up, operation and expansion of R&D facility in Singapore
Assist to establish and follow procedures that meet FDA QSR and ISO 13485 requirements
Take full accountability of timelines for development of assigned products / projects.
Work closely with Head of Regulatory


PhD or Master in the biological sciences, medicine or related field
Not less than 3 years of industrial experience with a minimum of 2 years in commercial product development, preferably in the molecular diagnostics domain, or more than 3 years experience in a molecular service laboratory
Proven track record of successful assay or product development
Strong background in molecular biology, genetics, genomics and a sound understanding of genetic assay development
Experience with next-generation sequencing
Working knowledge of ISO13485 and QSR guidelines desired
Able to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Good communication, organization, interpersonal skills
High level of integrity and reliability
Knowledge of MAC OS and Microsoft office applications

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About Our Organization: 

Vela is a recently incorporated Molecular in vitro Diagnostics Company with Research and Development facilities in Singapore and the United States. Vela Diagnostics is focused on the development and commercial distribution of IVD molecular tests in the field of Oncology, Pharmacogenetics, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Vela’s Management team consists of industry veterans.