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 / Device Tester opportunity.
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.
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.
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