qPCR Technology Specialist

Aldatu Biosciences
Job Location
700 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Competitive, Negotiable
Job Description


We are currently growing our scientific team, and we are seeking an experienced scientist with strong molecular biology skills and a demonstrated interest in global health and/or infectious disease. Our new team member will work closely with Aldatu’s Chief Science Officer to design and execute experiments related to the development and validation testing of PANDAA™-based diagnostic products.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Optimization and validation of PANDAA design for pipeline HIV drug resistance testing products in development. These duties will involve close collaboration with the Chief Science Officer and extensive qPCR reagent design testing.
  • Performance validation testing of product prototypes, following established FDA/CLSI criteria for in vitro HIV drug resistance genotyping and quantitative assays. These duties will involve extensive qPCR analysis, as well as PCR amplification/sequencing, next generation sequencing library preparation, and sequence assembly/editing.
  • Quality control of Aldatu's proficiency panel of HIV-1 infectious molecular clones. These duties will involve coordination with external contract research organizations, and quality analysis of DNA/RNA purified from spiked whole blood, plasma, and dried blood spots.
  • Preparation and presentation of data for both internal use (e.g. regular company meetings) and external use (e.g. NIH progress reports, grant applications, academic and/or industry partner communications, etc.).


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant life science field
  • Minimum of 4-5 years research experience with a M.S., or 1-2 years with a Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated interest in infectious disease and/or global health
  • Nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) purification and handling expertise
  • Extensive experience with PCR and quantitative real-time PCR
  • Experience with primer and probe design
  • Facility with sequence alignment software (preferred)
  • Interest in contributing more broadly across a growing start-up organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV (including publication list) to jobs@aldatubio.com.

Aldatu is unable to sponsor employment-based visas at this time. Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates. No employment agencies, please.

Contact Name: David Raiser

About Our Organization

Aldatu Biosciences is an early-stage biotechnology company developing innovative diagnostic tools based on its proprietary qPCR-based genotyping platform, PANDAA™. Aldatu is committed to commercializing products that address diagnostic challenges in global health, primarily in HIV and other infectious diseases, and which improve both the quality of patient care and healthcare cost-efficiency. Aldatu is a resident company at Lab|Central, a vibrant life science incubator near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

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