Molecular Biology Research Associate

Drawbridge Health Inc
Job Location
STE 240

Medical, Dental etc

Job Description


Drawbridge Health is seeking an experienced and motivated Research Associate with strong skills in nucleic acid- based diagnostic assays and methods to join our R&D team. S/he will be responsible for leading daily laboratory operations and supporting development of new technologies, assays and processes for our product release efforts.

The successful candidate will play a key hands-on role in the organization’s use of a wide variety of molecular assay techniques to support the development of Drawbridge Health’s new, simplified sample collection and testing platform. S/he will partner closely with other members of the R&D team who specialize in protein chemistry, nucleic acid biochemistry and cell biology.

Specific Responsibilities:
 Design & execute R&D experiments with limited supervision
 Perform experimental work in the R&D lab to develop methods, processes and protocols
 Develop daily work plans, document experimental work, analyze data, and report results
 Discuss and present written results and data analysis of studies to project team members
both individually and in group meetings


Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in biochemistry, biology or a related field
3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience in an industrial or academic setting

Must have:
 Experience in experimental design and operating in a DOE environment heavy development
 Good problem solving skills and experience in the use of statistical problem solving
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Excellent time management and communication skills
 Must enjoy the startup environment where resources are constrained and uncertainty is commonplace
 Desire to work effectively in a team.

 Experience performing extraction of nucleic acids and the standard analytical tests used to determine nucleic acid quality and integrity
 Molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, qPCR, sequencing, cloning, and DNA/RNA purification) and other biological laboratory techniques
 Experience in protein based diagnostic assays and technologies including ELISA, Enzyme activity assays, HPLC, LC-MS, Immunochemiluminometric assays, etc. is a strong plus
 Experience in the extraction and analytical determination of quality of other biomolecules
is a plus
 Product development in an industry setting is a plus

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.

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