Kephera Diagnostics is a startup that aims to address the public health challenges of global infectious diseases with new point of care assay technology. Our mission is to promote more effective and more affordable medical treatment through faster, point-of-care diagnosis. We collaborate with a global community of researchers to develop and translate new technologies into accessible products for clinical diagnostics and research applications. Kephera operates a licensed CLIA laboratory and has recently been funded for development of new tests for several infectious diseases of global significance.
Kephera seeks candidates for the position of Senior Scientist, Infectious Disease/Parasitology Assay Development. Responsibilities will include development and validation of immunoassays for a variety of infectious diseases, including parasitic, viral and others in both laboratory and point-of-care formats, documentation for product transfer, and participation in design and performance of clinical studies for regulatory submission. This position will involve both hands-on laboratory work and management of a small research team, and will be responsible for leading R&D work under several grants and contracts involving collaborations with external research and clinical groups, both in the U.S. and internationally. The person will serve as subject matter expert for parasitology and pathogen biology in general, supporting the company’s work in these areas.
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology or other life science field and be well versed in the biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and immunology of human pathogens, including parasitic agents. Experience in assay development for infectious diseases and practical experience with applications of diagnostics to clinical or public health issues would be valuable. Familiarity with molecular methods, immunoassays in various formats, conjugation techniques, protein purification and characterization, immunological techniques, parasitology, mammalian cell culture, synthetic peptide design, recombinant protein construction and expression in bacterial and mammalian systems, and microbiological methods is desirable. Strong laboratory and organizational skills, capability for independent problem-solving as well as teamwork, and excellent communication skills are essential. Experience writing and contributing to government grants and scientific publications is a bonus.
Kephera offers a casual yet dynamic start-up environment with free parking and commuter rail accessibility. Kephera is committed to a diverse workplace.
To apply, please forward your CV with cover letter to Kephera Diagnostics, Attn: HR, 1 Grant St., Framingham, MA 01702 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.