The world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics. The problem is already very real and immediate; for example, bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive condition treated in hospitals. New methods of detecting and characterizing these infections and rapidly guiding treatment, are vitally needed, worldwide.
Specific Diagnostics has developed a powerful, low cost, novel technology that combines the identification of bacterial infection with the determination of the most effective antibiotic to treat it, enabling in hours what currently takes days. We have invented a small molecule sensor which obtains a time-dependent “fingerprint” of the volatile organic compounds emitted from organisms. This enables a rapid low-cost identification of infection-causing bacteria along with the life-saving rapid determination of antibiotic efficacy.
This is the job for you if want to be where your ideas will be central to world-changing and lifesaving products.
Product development, building prototypes and assembling our products is a critical part of our success. Working under the supervision of a senior scientist, job responsibilities include:
- Assembly and manufacturing.
- Perform various tasks as assigned, including data collection.
- Maintain inventory and order lab supplies as needed.
- Ensure that lab supplies are properly maintained and stocked.
- Ability to thoroughly follow manufacturing guidelines and protocols.
- Detail-oriented, organized and resourceful.
Job Type: Full-time
You are self-motivated, highly organized, reliable and flexible. This is a small fast-moving company, and you are expected to simultaneously work on several projects, and able to adapt to shifting priorities. You will be an important member of our team, we will rely on you, so it is important you are reliable. We use light manufacturing equipment, so you should be comfortable working with assembly instruments.
We are adding only the most exceptional talent to our outstanding team of engineers and scientists. You should have a track record of success and have these characteristics and skills:
- A high school or equivalent degree.
- Assembly experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills