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.
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
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