‬‬‬‬‬Assay Development Scientist‬‬

Celmatix Inc
Job Location
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Job Description

The Assay Development Scientist advances technology necessary to develop state-of-the-art genomic assays.  The scientist plans, organizes, and executes appropriate experiments and laboratory verification and validation work to achieve this goal.  The incumbent will train and provide scientific direction to scientific personnel of various levels as needed and be proficient in scientific design and statistical analysis.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the clinical Laboratory Director and/or Chief Scientific Officer, as appropriate, initiate experimental design for assay development.
  • Conduct assay system development, optimization, verification and validation.
  • Under licensed supervision, run experiments to evaluate new laboratory instrumentation and equipment for laboratory testing in cooperation with the equipment manufacturer.
  • Prepare technical SOPs as required for Laboratory Director review and approval.
  • Prepare assay validation reports and other assay-related documentation as defined by the Laboratory Director.
  • Work closely with informatics personnel to support their work in development of algorithms, computer programs, databases, etc., as required for assay execution, automation and data management.
  • Under licensed supervision, assist, and/or coordinate technical transfer of new assays and procedures to clinical laboratory.
  • Under licensed supervision, assist, as needed, in the training of lab personnel on new procedures.
  • Provide scientific supervision and guidance, as appropriate, in the routine execution of their laboratory work.
  • Keep Laboratory Director and/or CSO informed about status of ongoing projects.
  • Prepare written and oral presentations of scientific updates for presentation at R&D meetings and conferences.
  • Maintain awareness of current and developing technologies.
  • Interact with outside sources of emerging technologies, science and materials.
  • Comply with industry regulatory and quality standards.
  • Assist licensed supervisor and technologists with troubleshooting, including reviewing procedural execution for possible root cause of out-of-control results.  Designs and executes troubleshooting procedures and performs R&D problem-solving experiments.


Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions

  • Regularly walks, stands, and sits
  • Regularly works with equipment, tools and on a computer
  • Must follow laboratory safety practices when working with, for example, hazardous materials including use of personal protective equipment such as  gloves, lab coats, and safety glasses
  • Must be able to read and understand scientific and complex directions

Minimum Education & Previous Experience Required

  • Experience, Education: BS/BA in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related field required.  Higher degree preferred.  4-7 years relevant experience in a clinical or research and development laboratory for candidates with a BS/BA degree; 2-5 years experience for candidates holding an MS/MA degree; 1-2 years experience for candidates holding a PhD degree.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, scientific computing and accessing scientific resources on the internet.
  • Proven ability to accomplish technical tasks both independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Ability to manage time and details.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
How to Apply


Please send your updated CV and cover letter to hr@celmatix.com with “Assay Development Scientist” in the subject heading.

About Our Organization

Recently named one of Crain's "Biotechs to Watch," Celmatix is changing the face of women’s health through the development of digital tools and diagnostics focused on female fertility. Our unique approach combines data science and genomics on a proprietary platform that is bringing precision medicine to fertility. Our leadership team includes a diverse group of world-class scientists and professionals, including a Founder who was most recently recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the 10 Women to Watch in Tech, Crain's 40 Under 40, and named both a New York City Venture Fellow by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and a Life Sciences Fellow by the New York Biotechnology Association.

Celmatix is looking to add talented and accomplished individuals to its fast-growing team. We offer a full range of benefits including competitive compensation, excellent medical insurance, pre-tax FSA and transit benefits, and a 401k retirement plan.


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