R&D Project Leader

Organization
PathoQuest
Job Location
BioPark – bâtiment B
11 rue Watt
75013 Paris
France
Job Description

Pathoquest has developed a unique NGS-based metagenomics diagnostic test to identify pathogens in infectious diseases. It combines molecular biology technologies, high throughput sequencing and bio-informatics, to produce actionable report in less than 3 days. The first available test, iDTECT Blood, is now CE marked/CE-IVD.

The individual in this role will be responsible for leading a team focused on the development of newer applications of the company's proprietary diagnostic testing methology which utillizes a metagenomics-based NGS approach for the identifcation of pathogens. This position will report to the company's Chief Scientific Officer.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Timely development, execution, and management of scientific studies which contribute to the success of the company's scientific programs.
  • Collaborative interaction across cross functional teams related to new product development activities.
  • The compilation and reporting of scientific data, including support for publication of this data and patent writing
  • Insuring compliance with the company's Quality Management System (ISO-13485) and associated documentation. 
  • Maintaining a high level of expertise in the microbiology field through scientific and competitive intelligence. 
Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology/Virology with 5 to 8 years of experience in academic or industrial environments
  • Solid expertise in molecular biology methods such as nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, and next generation sequencing
  • Ability to create, motivate and work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Goal-oriented
  • Experience with the management of individuals
  • Excellent English level, both written and spoken
About Our Organization

PathoQuest, a spin out of Institut Pasteur, is a biotechnology company offering a game changing metagenomics approach to improve pathogen detection in biological samples. PathoQuest’s technology, which combines NGS, a proprietary sample preparation process, applicable to several types of samples, a comprehensive and curated database of pathogens genomic sequence information and an automated analysis pipeline, provides clinicians and biopharma companies with a comprehensive analysis covering all known relevant human pathogens and bioproduction viral contaminants. 

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