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Scientist/Engineer, Assay Development

Baebies, Inc.
Durham, NC
Start date
Nov 4, 2022

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Bio NC
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Job Details

Baebies is a medical device company that develops and commercializes newborn screening and near-patient testing products for children and adults to enable early disease detection and comprehensive diagnosis. Guided by the vision that “everyone deserves a healthy start," their mission is to save lives and make lives better for all by bringing new technologies, new tests, and new hope to children, parents, adult patients, and healthcare professionals worldwide. 

Position Summary

We are seeking an Assay Development Scientist/Engineer to join the R&D team at Baebies. The candidate reports to the Director of Technology Development and will provide assay development expertise to add new tests to Baebies’ product platforms. The candidate will be expected to work under dynamic environments, often accompanied by strong time constraints. Personality traits most predictive of success in this role include unbridled scientific curiosity, deep-seated passion for solving problems and an enjoyment for learning. 

Roles and Responsibilities

· Develop new molecular diagnostic assays (PCR/RT-PCR) on the digital microfluidic platform.

· Optimize assay design and reagent formulations using DOE tools to achieve desired levels of performance and stability

· Characterize assay performance across various analytical performance metrics including precision, specificity and sensitivity.

· Derive solutions for technical challenges imposed by system constraints

· Analyze experimental results and provide written protocols, reports and oral presentations.


  Qualifications and Requirements

· BS with 4+ years of relevant industry experience or MS/PhD with 2+ years of relevant industry experience.

· Preferred experience in molecular diagnostic assay development, background in microbiology or host response.

· Preferred degrees are in Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry or similar fields

· Candidates will be required to perform a 30min lab-based problem solving exercise as part of the interview process.


Compensation & Benefits

Baebies offers a dynamic and welcoming work environment surrounded by intelligent, driven, and creative people. Guided by the vision that “everyone deserves a healthy start”, our team is devoted to our customers and to advancing technology in early disease detection and comprehensive diagnosis. At Baebies, we look for people who are innovative, dedicated to our mission, and constantly striving to improve the status quo. 

In addition to competitive, market-driven compensation, Baebies provides a comprehensive employee benefits package including:

100% employee premiums for Medical & Vision coverage

· 100% employee and family premiums for Dental coverage

· 401K Matching

· Stock Options

· 4 Weeks PTO

· 14 Paid Holidays per year

· Paid Employee Life Insurance

· Onsite free gym membership & classes

· . . . Much more!


Baebies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. NO RECRUITERS OR AGENCIES PLEASE.


Baebies was founded in 2014 by Richard West and Vamsee Pamula, following the successful development of digital microfluidics technology, the development and launch of multiple products, and the eventual sale of Advanced Liquid Logic to Illumina, Inc. Baebies has now licensed its core technology, acquired product and manufacturing assets, and built a seasoned management and technical team to pursue opportunities in newborn screening and pediatric testing. Our mission is to save lives and make lives better for all by bringing new technologies, new tests and new hope to children, parents and healthcare professionals worldwide.

Find Us
(919) 891-0432
25 Parmer Way
United States
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