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Senior Scientist, Reagent Development

Cambridge, MA · Science/Research
About Vizgen:
Vizgen is a rapidly growing company developing the next generation of spatially resolved genomic profiling tools that enable researchers to gain new insight into the biological systems that underlie human health and disease. The company's groundbreaking MERFISH spatial transcriptomics technology images RNA molecules with high accuracy and unrivaled detection efficiency at subcellular resolution. MERFISH provides transformative insight into a wide range of tissue-scale basic research and translational medicine in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine. For more information, go to www.vizgen.com

Summary:
The Reagent Development Lead will be integral to the development of cutting-edge reagents and consumables for the rapidly evolving spatial-omics field. The Development Lead will report to the VP, reagents R&D and will be responsible for the development and commercialization of new reagents and consumables for Vizgen’s recently announced MERSCOPE platform solution. Key responsibilities will include Leading hands-on laboratory development, Verification and Validation studies, transferring processes to manufacturing as well as working closely with the technology development teams.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead projects in the reagent product development area to support the commercialization of the kits and consumables for the latest spatial transcriptomic platform and accompanying workflows
  • Lead the design of experiments; driving execution, data analysis, and presentation of outcomes, making recommendations based on data
  • Design, plan and execute experiments within the reagent development process that involve commercialization of benchtop methods and techniques for Vizgen’s MERFISH technology
  • Design, plan, and execute product and process optimization and characterization experiments
  • Bring consumable technology from research concepts to production for commercial release
  • Lead the design, develop, and execution of test procedures for verification and validation studies as well as standardizing and establishing quality control assays for the consumables
  • Contribute to the company’s intellectual property portfolio by documenting results and filing for IP protection
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • PhD with 4+ years relevant experience or B.Sc./M.Sc. 8+ years relevant experience
  • Experience in product/process development and/or NPI (New product Introduction) with experience commercializing products in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with formulation, filling, assembly, and/or packaging of consumables is preferred
  • Familiarity with quality management systems such as ISO:9001
  • Hands-on experience with in-situ molecular biology protocols (immunohistochemistry or FISH) and fluorescent microscopy imaging is a plus
  • A high level of commitment and a track record of quality work, with attention to detail. Capable of communicating the work clearly among the team
  • Computational literacy is a plus

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