Research Scientist @ miniPCR

July 26, 2021

Research Scientist  

miniPCR bio 

Arlington, MA 


About miniPCR bio 

Headquartered in Arlington, Massachusetts, miniPCR bio is a life sciences company engaged in  the design, development and manufacture of advanced biotechnology systems, products and  services. The company specializes in equipment and curriculum with the goal of expanding  access to biotechnology for everyone, everywhere. Through this role you will join our team’s  mission to democratize science, and work with a dynamic, passionate, and entrepreneurial  team. 

The position 

miniPCR bio is looking for a Research Scientist to develop point-of-need molecular diagnostic  products. 

The successful candidate will develop a nucleic acid amplification platform based on  proprietary detection devices. The system will include sample preparation, reagent and assay  development, validation and scale-up. 

Primary responsibilities 

• Evaluate and develop reagents for sample preparation from diverse sources • Develop isothermal and PCR-based methods for NA amplification 

• Optimize fluorescence-based NA detection 

• Create robust, simple-to-use kits for low-resource settings 

• Establish meaningful performance criteria and quality standards 

• Contribute to strategic direction and key decision-making through technical and risk  assessments 


• Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field • Strong molecular biology bench skills 

• Excellent project management skills including ability to manage timelines and drive  achievement of key milestones 

• Ability to drive a research agenda forward in an independent manner • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

• Strong experimental design, data analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities Preferred experience 

• Sample collection and preparation from environmental, fungal and plant sources • Expert qPCR knowledge 

• Isothermal nucleic acid amplification 

• PCR, LAMP and RPA primer design 

• LAMP assays 

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