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Research Scientist / Biomedical Engineer

Aikili Biosystems
Job Location
Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, 127 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02134
United States

Competitive benefits including health insurance

Job Description

Job Description –Scientist/Biomedical Engineer
Aikili Biosystems is a life sciences company spun out of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, headquartered in Boston. We are a fast-growing startup developing a next-generation diagnostic profiling platform for precision oncology, building on clinical results recently published in Science Translational Medicine. Our platform enables highly multiplexed protein analysis across the translational pathway, with initial applications in solid tumor profiling for point-of-care settings (e.g., global health settings) and biomarker validation and profiling in trials for immunotherapies.

We are hiring a Scientist or Biomedical Engineer to support our research and development activities, who will work in concert with our CEO, Senior Research Scientist, and Scientific Advisory Board.  The primary responsibilities for this role include leading the technical work for Aikili’s point-of-care diagnostic tool and managing its deployment in trials with leading partners in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Further responsibilities include:

                i.       Designing and performing key experiments to validate and develop our diagnostic platform

               ii.        Learning and executing Aikili’s assay and conducting data analysis on clinical samples

             iii.        Training our clinical trial partners to use the technology; providing technical backstopping on quality control

             iv.        Potential support for field testing in Kenya


Who we are looking for
We are seeking a team member who is highly motivated to commercialize early stage diagnostic technology, and who has strong interest in facilitating access to health technologies for all patients. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and is capable of building strong relationships with Aikili’s clinical trial partners.

Prior experience with cellular biology, molecular/cellular diagnostics, cell imaging, and/or biosensors are considered an advantage.

Desired Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Biomedical Engineering or related field (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering)
  • Prior lab experience (1-3 years’ experience).
    • Demonstrated proficiency in in vitro assays (cell culture, cell immunostaining)
    • Lab equipment skills: Flow cytometry (highly desired), fluorescence microscope cell imaging (highly desired), basic lab skills (required)
    • Demonstrated experience in managing research & development
    • Computational skills: MS Word and Excel, Graphing software, Matlab/python (desired but not required), 3D CAD software (desired but not required)
  • Organized, self-motivated individual with ability to manage multiple priorities. Ability to work independently, including ability to manage upward to seek feedback from superiors
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, ambiguous startup environment that requires creative problem solving
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including ability to effectively teach clinicians how to use Aikili’s technology
  • Ability to represent the company with the highest level of integrity and ethics.
  • Advantage: Demonstrated passion for or experience in developing or translating global health technologies
  • Advantage: Willingness to travel to Kenya in late 2020 or early 2021 for field training
How to Apply

Please email Laura Kelley at [email protected] with "Application for Scientist Position" in the subject line. Kindly enclose resume and cover letter. 

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