Principal Molecular Microbiologist (closed)
Propel Careers Job # 02-130
We are looking for a Principal Molecular Microbiologist for our client in Boston, MA.
Company Overview: Our client is a dynamic startup company at the intersection of biotechnology, sensing, data modeling and visualization. Our client's mission is to improve the health and safety of global consumers by building integrated systems that can quickly and easily detect harmful bacteria in the food, healthcare and other industries.
Description of Position: We are searching for candidate who is passionate about science, engineering and product development for a transformative biotech start-up in Boston, MA. This company is bringing cutting edge synthetic biology and the latest sensor technology to develop a new class of diagnostics for food safety. This individual hired will bring a deep understanding of molecular microbiology to the team and they should bring curiosity and a willingness to try many approaches in parallel to bear on solving challenging molecular questions. This individual will help guide a world-class team of scientists and engineers and work closely with product management. This individual must be able to demonstrate leadership in biotechnology product development and give examples of setting strategy, making tactical decisions and highlighting the role of their own bench work. They should be a creative thinker who can overcome roadblocks, and find ways to improve performance and accelerate development.
Candidates should have a background in molecular microbiology or microbial genetics, having spent a substantial amount of their career applying a range of molecular techniques to diverse bacterial systems.
§ Coordinate and contribute tactically and individually to all microbiological aspects of their genetic engineering pipeline.
§ Prioritize the teams day-to-day technical approach and give input and direction on experimental strategy and design.
§ Maintain stringent documentation throughout the development process and contribute to the development of intellectual property.
§ Demonstrate ability to utilize diverse input (technical literature, colleagues, vendors, etc.) to overcome technical hurdles and enhance the knowledge base.
§ Flexibility to respond to evolving priorities within a complex and ambiguous research environment.
§ PhD in the molecular microbiology or microbial genetics
§ Commercial experience in leadership positions, preferably with product responsibility, minimum 7-12 years
§ Proven ability to tie scientific and engineering development to product goals
§ Demonstrated team leadership and development, preference given to startup experience