San Jose based Visby Medical is an ambitious, well-funded, and fast-paced early stage biotech startup. Driven by a belief that disease diagnosis should be quick, accurate, and accessible to all, Visby is developing a novel diagnostic device platform that aims to redefine the way an infectious disease is tested and treated.

We are developing a tenacious team with deep industry expertise of researchers, biologists, designers, and engineers that is back-stopped by world class operations and administrative resources. If you enjoy tackling challenging problems, are passionate about your work product, and want to join a collaborative ownership team that is aiming to leave a lasting positive legacy in the healthcare industry, please consider the following Lab Assistant / Devise Tester opportunity.

Summary

We are now looking to hire a Lab Assistant / Device Tester for a temporary position on its assay development team. The Lab Assistant/ Device Tester will execute a variety of tasks in support of the development team. This position reports to the Director, Assay Integration.

Essential Duties

  • Carrying out test protocols on integrated Visby devices or modules under the guidance of a scientist or engineer including clear and timely communication of results
  • Taking detailed notes on failure modes and key observables on the device. Reporting bugs as necessary.
  • Working with biohazardous materials and infectious agents (BSL-2 level pathogenic organisms and clinical samples). This may involve preparing samples, making dilutions, creating sample pools, decontaminating work spaces etc.
  • Running laboratory instrumentation in support of development experiments
  • Running simple engineering experiments under the guidance of a scientist or engineer
  • Assisting with general lab maintenance such as cleaning and decontamination
  • Following protocols: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practice(GLP), Good Documentation Practice (GDP) including recording all data and results from experiments in a laboratory notebook, and all pertinent internal and external regulatory guidelines
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Requirements

  • Entry level position
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good pipetting skills
  • Flexible work hours
  • Experience in laboratory in academic or industrial setting preferred
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to change directions and objectives as the company needs

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a scientific field.
  • BS in biological science (or related) preferred, not required

Physical Demands

  • Comfortable performing repetitive tasks and/or motions.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs.

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