Senior Scientist

Boulder, CO
Jun 01, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Are you tired of working at a job where your work feels unimportant? We were too! ArcherDx is a company on the forefront of battling cancer and other genetic diseases utilizing the latest gene sequencing techniques and best-in-class custom software tools. We are pioneering new approaches leveraging molecular diagnostics for the benefit of humanity. As part of a smaller company, your ideas and contributions will have a significant impact on the products ArcherDx supports. These products and services can make a real difference in the quality of diagnosis and long-term welfare of real people. 


We’re currently seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Scientist, IVD Product Development role in Boulder, CO. The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing Companion Diagnostics team to lead a group responsible for developing and optimizing one or more IVD assays using cutting-edge NGS technology. 


  • Drive the overall product development planning and implementation strategy for Companion Diagnostics product(s)
  •  Develop verification and validation protocols under Design Control 
  • Ensure that all reagents and supplies meet quality control standards
  • Lead and support the execution of verification and validation studies
  •  Analyze study data and write study reports
  • Participate in cross-functional teams (including bioinformatics, software, clinical development, manufacturing, quality and regulatory) 
  •  Serve as a liaison to Clinical Development & Operations for clinical biomarker validation activities
  • Draft technical regulatory documents for CDx applications
  • Develop status reports for Executive Team and external collaborators
  • Publish scientific results 
  • Other duties as assigned


The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field, and experience with design control, verification and validation of FDA-regulated products. Other experience and qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in PCR, qPCR, and sample prep techniques 
  • Knowledge of biological and chemical safety
  • Knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with NGS technology is preferred.



  • Driven, self-starter who is comfortable in a fast-paced start-up environment 
  • Effective leadership and communication skills
  • Able to organize and prioritize diverse responsiblities to achieve company goals
  • High attention to detail, with the ability to create clear and concise technical docoumentation. 
  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment


  • MS/PhD in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field