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Diagnostics Lead

Drawbridge Health Inc
Job Location
STE 240

Medical, Dental etc

Job Description

Drawbridge Health is seeking a Lead for Diagnostics with broad technical expertise across diagnostic technologies and applications, and a specific focus on protein based diagnostic assays and techniques. S/he will have diagnostic industry development experience and must have a passion for innovating new diagnostics applications to drive discovery and improve human health. The Diagnostics Lead will work closely with the Senior Director of Product Development to understand the needs and exceed the expectations of our diverse partners and users (clinicians, consumers, health care professionals, and labratorians), designing, developing, and delivering innovative medical diagnostic products for both US and global markets. S/he will work collaboratively across Drawbridge Health and closely with our
external research and business partners.

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial, hands-on approach with best-of-practice research and development processes learned in previous roles at successful companies. S/he will be highly organized and able to quickly identify, prioritize and execute technical projects to support the mission and strategic priorities of the company. Critically, the Lead for Diagnostics must demonstrate dynamic range, being able to go technically deep and work side-by-side with researchers and scientists while zooming out to bridge to the needs of our business partners.

Specific Responsibilities:

 Work directly with early access partners to test new diagnostic products and applications,
particularly in the areas of protein and metabolite biomarkers
 Produce proof-of-concept data sets to demonstrate the unique power of Drawbridge Health’s
platform internally and externally
 Develop and run internal product validation efforts, including accurate analysis of performance
and test data, and establish a correlation against product requirements.
 Use Drawbridge Health’s technology platform to develop novel diagnostics applications
 Refine Drawbridge Health’s technology platform, developing new workflows and methods as necessary
 Work closely with regulatory experts to bring products through FDA clearance
 Infuse the team with a sense of urgency to all high priority activities coupled with high standards, attention to detail, accountability, and collegiality

Key Attributes:

 Dynamic Range: The Diagnostics Lead should be able to both think strategically at a high level as well as execute and implement technical plans, staying technically connected and running
experiments herself as needed
 Expertise: Significant experience with protein based diagnostic assays and techniques and
familiarity with metabolites and other biomarkers (e.g. mRNA).
 Focus: Must be able to focus and identify priority activities, while balancing many responsibilities
 Tech Transfer: Ability to transfer new technologies, protocols, and methods from research to development
 Highly Creative: Enjoys identifying and developing creative solutions to challenges
 Collaborative: Enjoys working with diverse skillsets to develop new technologies
 Must enjoy the startup environment where resources are constrained and uncertainty is commonplace


Job Qualifications:

Master's degree or PhD in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or related field
 Demonstrated track record of innovation and development of products in the diagnostics field.
 Experience with protein based diagnostic assays and technologies including ELISA, Enzyme
activity assays, HPLC, LC-MS, Immunochemiluminometric assays, etc.
 Experience with Lateral Flow Assay technology is a strong plus.
 Strong analytical and multitasking skills.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply
About Our Organization

Drawbridge Health – Making Sampling Simpler

Drawbridge Health is a medical technology company fusing the science of chemistry with the fundamentals of logistics to access and immediately stabilize the blood sampling process, anywhere. Our mission is to power the shift in healthcare from being reactive to proactive, enabling predictive medicine to be realized by bridging diagnostic testing from sample to delivery to decision. This transformation begins with how we approach the collection and interpretation of medical diagnostic tests—the data that we use to make nearly all of our medical decisions. The current sample collection and testing paradigm is not only inconvenient and costly for consumers and medical providers alike, but is incomplete and not tailored to the individual. Drawbridge Health is building a new blood sample acquisition and stabilization platform to enable the broad access, cost-effectiveness, accurate, and actionable information necessary to pave the way for truly individualized and predictive healthcare.

We are building a team that combines the best talent at the intersection of diagnostics, medical devices and consumer product design. Come join our group of biologists, biochemists, technologists, design engineers, product developers, and all around techno-athletes with a passion for working on problems that matter and require ingenuity and grit to succeed. Help make decisions that will shape our technology, product and company culture.

Drawbridge Health is backed by experienced VC’s and partners.

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