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Staff Scientist - Assay Development

Pattern Bioscience
Job Location
9600 Great Hills Trail Ste 160E
Austin, TX 78759
United States

Join us!We're excited for what you can bring to our team. Here are a few things we provide to make sure you have a great experience. Learn more about our team by visiting our website. Benefits* Health insurance*401k Matching* Personalized PTO* Transparent leadership* Career development* The opportunity to make a global impact and pioneer consequential solutions We value diversity on our teams. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Description

Pattern Bioscience is looking for a Staff Scientist to contribute to developing assays for bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing and be a bridge to our artificial intelligence technology. You will join our team working at the intersection of artificial intelligence, microfluidics and clinical microbiology, and engineering to help hospitals combat antibiotic resistance. Flexibility is key. In this role, you will play an integral part in advancing our novel technology and developing a best in class diagnostic device. How You Will Contribute

    • Design, implement and analyze media optimization experiments from project inception to product launch
    • Apply statistical analysis to experiment design and interpretation
    • Optimize and troubleshoot microfluidic devices, instruments and associated data.
    • Manage, capture, and review critical data: accurately and consistently recording experimental methods, materials, and results.
    • Utilize insights from previous experiments to determine future experimental plans.
    • Recommend expansion or curtailment of activities based on the latest information.
    • Perform work in a BSL-2 laboratory including processing clinical specimens, bacterial culture propagation and maintenance, and susceptibility testing.

Success Will Look Like

    • Within 90 days, you will contribute to developing assays for bacterial identity inclusivity
    • You drive timely and effective solutions to achieve technical milestones
    • You contribute to thought leadership expressed by effective planning, risk mitigation, and IP generation
    • You project lead one development effort and collaborating on projects owned by others

We'd Love to Hear From You If

    • You have a strong track record in assay development experiment design, execution and analysis ideally for microbiology, especially media optimization
    • Have experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python or Matlab.
    • Embrace our mission.
    • Flourish in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
    • Possess the ability to break down a problem into its fundamental components to devise rational solutions. 
    • Have experience developing medical devices, especially in vitro diagnostic devices.  
    • Combine a thorough understanding of fundamental scientific principles with analytical rigor to innovate at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. 
    • Are insightful, self-motivated, and capable of working independently.
    • Enjoy generating key results in the laboratory as well as guiding others.
    • Are an excellent communicator and enjoy working in a collaborative setting.

Education and Experience Requirements

    • BS required, PhD preferred in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related discipline.
    • A minor in Bioinformatics is a plus
    • Experience with clinical microbiology or antibiotic susceptibility testing a plus
    • 4+ years of hands-on laboratory research experience. 
About Our Organization

At Pattern Bioscience, we’re tackling antibiotic resistance, named by the CDC as one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. We use AI and single-cell analysis to quickly recognize the bacteria causing an infection and to predict which drugs will cure the infection, even if it is multi-drug-resistant.  But we’re not just invested in combating antibiotic resistance; we’re also invested in our people. Our team is brought together by a shared passion for our mission to cure and prevent antibiotic-resistant infections, improving one of the world's most important health decisions. We're committed to continuous learning, collaboration, and supporting one another. At Pattern, each voice matters, and we welcome diverse perspectives and healthy debate.

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