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Seeking Innovators for Game Changing Technology, Research Scientist - Molecular Biology


menlo park, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Cell Biology, Clinical Research, Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Molecular Biology,

Job Description

SlipChip Corporation is a next generation

microfluidics company with a proprietary platform

designed to make highly quantitative

measurements of nucleic acids and proteins with

minimal capital equipment. This revolutionary

platform is capable of performing standard PCR, RT-

PCR and digital PCR measurements and multiplexed reactions in traditional laboratory, clinical and limited resource settings (LRS). We are seeking innovative candidates who are self-driving and like to work with highly motivated people in a creative, collaborative and friendly environment.
The candidate will join the Molecular Biology group in the R&D division where focus is on molecular assays development such as nucleic acid isolation, purification, amplification and labeling technologies.
The candidate will:
Design and optimize chemistry and biological assays related to nucleic acid technologies, transferrable to microfluidic devices.
Responsible to carry out assay feasibility work and method transfer to product development teams.
Design, execute and document experiments and trouble-shoot to solve problems.
Prepare data and content for presentations, white papers or other company relevant materials.


Ph. D. preferably in Microbiology, or in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related fields with 5+ years’ experience (academia or industrial) in molecular biology.
Expertise in assay design, formulation optimization, and trouble shooting for nucleic acid amplification (qPCR, isothermal amplification)
Hands-on experience with qPCR, dPCR is required.
Strong background in bacterial physiology and/or host pathogen interaction highly desirable
Experience in development of clinical diagnostic assays for infectious disease
Strong background in bioinformatics tools used for sequence analysis and primer design.
Strong background in data analysis and statistics.
The candidate needs to be creative, self-motivated, an out-of-the-box thinker and be able to take initiative.
Good communication skills and ability to participate on interdisciplinary product teams a must.