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Senior Scientist

Company: Hound Labs, Inc.
Location: Newark
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE
The Company combines science and technology in novel ways to improve health and wellness. Hound Labs believes its ultra-sensitive and portable technologies will pave the way to practical and fair solutions for some of the leading public health and safety issues. In early 2022, Hound Labs will launch its first ultra-sensitive point-of-care solution, the HOUND - MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER, which allows employers and law enforcement to identify recent marijuana use rapidly and accurately by testing breath on-site. Dr. Mike Lynn, an ER physician, reserve deputy sheriff, and former venture capitalist founded Hound Labs in 2014. Benchmark, EEC, Icon Ventures, Intrinsic Capital Partners, NFP Ventures, Tuatara Capital, and individual investors have funded the Company.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic molecular biologist to join the scientific group at Hound Labs. The successful applicant will be a creative and conscientious basic research scientist, with experience using a wide variety of molecular techniques to study complex biological processes. This role is ideal for someone who has a background in biomolecule detection, assay development, point-of-care applications and needs to be "hands on" to obtain the most satisfaction from her/his work. Salary commensurate with experience.

REPORTING TO: VP, Biotechnology & Software

DEPARTMENT: Research & Development

LOCATION: Newark, CA

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Active management of experimental activities and delivery of data in accordance with program and corporate timelines
Brainstorm new experimental directions with the R&D Team
Present data and report on project status at individual, group, departmental and project meetings
Design, conduct and coordinate assay development projects from inception to completion for the development of new assays
Conduct critical review of results and report data to Engineering leaders and project teams Write research and development reports and ensure all data is represented clearly and accurately

QUALIFICATIONS
PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics or a related field
Experience in either diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals or related specialty firms, or in academics with PhD and / or Postdoc lab / research contributions and publications. A combination of both experiences would be ideal
Possesses the skills and confidence to work effectively with limited supervision, plus the ability to exercise independent judgment across a broad range of responsibilities
Experience with isothermal assay development, diagnostics and microfluidics
Experience working with RNA and BSL2 organisms
Experience in designing and performing experimental studies using a variety of methods including qPCR, cloning, CRISPR, fluorescence imaging, ELISAs/immunoassays, and other common techniques
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Able to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment with colleagues from diverse disciplines

WHAT ELSE?
Unlimited PTO
1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart
Team events, such as virtual happy hours, and off-sites
Matching 401k
Mental Health and Wellness Benefits
Competitive Comprehensive Benefits

Diversity is important at Hound Labs! We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Keywords: Hound Labs, Inc., Newark , Senior Scientist, Other , Newark, California

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