We are seeking a talented and driven Senior Scientist to join our dynamic interdisciplinary start-up. The successful candidate will be involved in experimental design, performing R&D, and development of new molecular assays for molecular detection of food borne pathogens. Tasks & Responsibilities: • Develop methods for enrichment of food borne pathogens, RNA/DNA extraction and detecting of food borne pathogens from food samples. • Familiar with traditional microbiological and culturing methods. • Take a leadership role in projects and guide technical areas independently. Make decisions involving designing, performing, troubleshooting, analyzing and reporting results for development and verification and validation studies. • Identify, evaluate, and plan experimental details leading to new robust RNA/DNA based assays. • Design, implement, analyze and present experiments to demonstrate feasibility of new methods and efficiently move products through pipeline up to and including transfer to manufacturing and scale up. • Optimize assay conditions to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness, and performance. • Lead and perform risk analyses and creation of test plans, procedures and reports. • Be both a strong individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member. • Conduct clear and concise communication with colleagues (cross-functional) and supervisors through oral updates, written reports and technical meetings. • Be organized with ability to document procedures and results • Communicate effectively and to work independently and collaboratively is essential.
• PhD in microbiology, Food Microbiology, genomics or related field • 5 or more years experience in commercial product development or industrial setting • Strong background in food microbiology, biochemistry and a solid understanding of DNA/RNA based assay development and conventional microbiology required. • Experience with illumina next-generation sequencing and library preparation is a plus. • Demonstrated ability to plan experiments, analyze data sets, interprets results, trouble-shoot experiments, prepare reports, and present results. • Motivated, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, organized individual with a strong desire to innovate/develop new products. Desire to be part of a fast-paced dynamic research and development environment. • Good written and verbal communication skills
Clear Labs is the world’s first food analytics platform for retailers and manufacturers. We join advanced molecular diagnostics with data science to help leading food companies protect their brands and ensure the highest standards of food quality. Our mission is to drive unprecedented transparency and to mitigate risk through data-driven intelligence. Our platform enables our customers to determin...e the objective quality and safety of their products, assess and reduce risks of contamination and recalls, streamline food safety programs, and eliminate blind spots throughout their supply chains. Clear Labs was founded in 2014 by a group of software engineers and genomic scientists to index the world's food supply and set worldwide standards for food integrity. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.