About the Company

Our purpose at Talis is to advance health equity and outcomes by delivering accurate infectious disease testing in the moment of need, at the point of care.

While timely diagnosis of infectious diseases is critically important to enable effective treatment, testing is primarily performed in centralized laboratories, which require samples to be shipped for processing, delaying the return of results by days. Point-of-care testing solves this problem by delivering the timely information necessary for clinical care.

To deliver our purpose we focus on three things:

  • Putting customers and patients first
  • Making Talis a great place to work
  • Living our values to Dream Big, Share Our Screens, Serve Others, Bring Our “A” Game, and Build Trust

As a valued member of our engineering team, you will join a group of highly engaged, focused, and collaborative engineers to manage hardware delivery timelines. We are looking for a generalist that is knowledgeable in a variety of biomedical engineering topics, but who is more importantly not afraid to roll up their sleeves, learn new things, and take on new challenges.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop an understand of a fluorescence detection system and establish the means to evaluate capability and key functional properties
  • Understand the interaction of the fluorescence system with the mechanical and liquid handling modules within a diagnostic instrument
  • Design, execute, and summarize experiments that combine biological and engineering elements
  • Evaluate and suggest improvement to optical, mechanical and thermal subsystems
  • Support technical aspects of Design Reviews and design risk analysis (dFMEAS) meetings
  • Support Integration and Verification activities, including protocol and report authorship, test execution, and data analysis
  • Support Failure Analysis and root cause investigations
  • Coordinating with and leading other engineers to accomplish goals
  • Mentoring team members in furthering their skills and careers
  • Identifying and implementing process efficiency improvements
  • Clear and concise communicator with good documentation
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in biophotonics, thermal control systems and microfluidics
  • Desire to be in a dynamic workplace with opportunities to expand skillsets and take on new responsibilities

Education/Skills/Requirements

  • Ph.D. in physics, biomedical engineering, biophysics, electrical engineering, or related field; or MS degree in physics, biomedical engineering, biophysics, electrical engineering or related field, and 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in characterizing opto-mechanical systems with knowledge of fluorescence principals
  • Experience in Medical Device development or pharmaceutical development is preferred
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills; enjoys openly communicating with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with QC and statistical process control is preferred
  • Competent in Python or similar programming skills and willingness to learn as needed.
  • Some knowledge of basic biochemistry underlying nucleic acid amplification technologies (PCR, isothermal, etc)
  • Experience in IVD, molecular diagnostics, i.e. know about sample prep, lysis, amp/detection, signal/noise, assays, thresholds, data analysis, curve fitting, etc

Job Location:  Chicago

Remote Work Option: Occasional, pre-dominantly in-office

Expected Travel: 35%

Talis offers a comprehensive health and well-being benefits programs, long-term equity incentives, time-off policies, a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an immediate Company match, Education Assistance Program, a rotating suite of snacks, Monday breakfasts, Happy Hours, other fun company events and more! Best of all, join us by working at a growing company like Talis with dedicated and collaborative employees committed to making a difference in Health Care.

Talis is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.

More About Talis:

Built on a foundation of world-class science and engineering, we are developing the Talis One platform, a sample-to-answer, cloud-enabled molecular diagnostic platform that could be rapidly deployed to distributed diagnostic settings in the United States and around the world to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care. The Talis One platform comprises a compact instrument, single-use test cartridge, and innovative software including a central cloud database. This system is designed to provide central laboratory levels of accuracy and be operated by an untrained user.

Talis has raised more than $500 million to date and went public in February 2021. 

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