Vela Research Singapore Pte Ltd
Job Location
50 Science Park Road
Singapore 117406

5 Days week




Job Description

 As a Scientist, you will be a major contributor to design and development of new IVD products. You will interact closely with other Vela’s departments (Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Tech. Support, Tech. Transfer, etc.) and external partners such as clinicians. You will contribute to project documentation, including writing work plans, protocols and reports. You will also be expected to help with other administrative tasks such as lab management, recruiting, etc. 

  • Design and develop innovative products for Next Generation Sequencing- and qPCR- based in vitro Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Generate test protocols to verify and validate assay performance
  • Analyze data; prepare project related technical reports and documents
  • Follow processes that meet FDA QSR and ISO 13485 requirements
  • Work with a team of up to Scientists and Research Officers in Vela’s R&D department in Singapore
  • Work closely with manufacturing and marketing staff
  • Coordinate and support Researchers and Project Managers
  • Support company’s R&D facility setup and expansion with process transfers and qualification of characterization equipment
  • Be instrumental in Patent filing and IP management
  • Prepare publications
  • Establish collaborations, collect VOC, obtain samples and templates from different sources
  • Screen CVs and interview shortlisted candidates for technical positions in R&D department
  • Be ready for international travel

Collaborate with all functions within project teams

  • Candidate must process at least a Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Degree, Master Degree, Doctorate (PhD), in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Medical or a equivalent.
  • Relevant background in molecular diagnostic assay development
  • At least 1 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • Proven direct project and people management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills for interacting with team members
  • Preferred experience in use and development of NGS technologies and/or real-time and/or reverse-transcriptase-PCR assays.  Experience with asymmetric PCR systems and melting curve analysis desired
  • Preferred experience in product design and development of nucleic acid-based assays in a regulated environment
  • Training and experience in statistical analysis and Design of Experiment methodology desired
  • In-depth knowledge of molecular biology, including searching and analysis of genetic databases, principles of nucleic acid hybridization, probe and primer design and enzymatic amplification of specific gene sequences
  • Ability to write plans, procedures, reports, etc., to support assay development, product transfer, Verification, and Validation phases
  • Organizational, planning and detailed follow-up skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with the ability to relate to both highly educated and less skilled team members.
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflicts and work under stressful conditions
  • Demonstrated ability or track record of successful results
  • Ability to understand scientific, engineering and business concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and resourceful.  Strong communication and diplomacy skills
  • Experience in delivering products to a cGMP regulated market, including development through the verification and validation process, premarket testing, transfer of product specifications and regulatory compliance
  • Experience in ISO 13485 regulated environment desired
  • Experience in 510(k) submissions and preferably PMA process for IVD molecular assays desired

Desired knowledge of safety precautions required for working with pathogens at Biosafety Level 1 and 2

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