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Senior Scientist

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Date Posted

16 Jun, 2024

Work Location

United States

Salary Offered

$120000 — $140000 yearly

Job Type

Full Time

Experience Required

3+ years

Remote Work

Not Allowed

Stock Options



1 available

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Scientist to join our dynamic team at Cleancard. The ideal candidate will bring extensive experience in diagnostic assay development and a passion for pioneering new technologies in the field of diagnostics. As a senior member of our team, you will work closely with Cleancard’s Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Product, and play a critical role in driving our R&D efforts. You will collaborate with experts across the fields of computer science, molecular biology, and assay development, to bring our first diagnostic offerings to market. This role is based in our San Francisco (Dogpatch) laboratory.

Even if you feel like you don’t meet all of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply!

Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other underrepresented people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Cleancard, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. Cleancard is an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment, free from discrimination or harassment, for all employees.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the design, development, and optimization of innovative diagnostic assays.
  • Drive experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation to validate assay performance.
  • Help foster a culture of innovation and scientific excellence within the team
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in diagnostic technologies and contribute to the company's strategic R&D initiatives.
  • Present findings to internal and external stakeholders, including at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications.


  • Candidates should hold a graduate degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field, and have significant experience in diagnostic assay development in academic or industry settings (PhD: 2+ years preferred; MS: 5+ years preferred).
  • Proven track record of success in developing and commercializing diagnostic assays.
  • Strong understanding of molecular biology techniques, including PCR, qPCR, next-generation sequencing, plate reader assays, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, and related technologies.
  • Experience with bioinformatics and computational biology is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to innovation.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex scientific concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to successfully participate in a fast-paced, highly creative and enthusiastic, start-up environment with people who are motivated to succeed together as a team.

Why Join Us:

  • Be part of a visionary team that is set to change the way diagnostic testing is done.
  • Work in a collaborative and innovative environment with leading experts across various fields.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in a fast-paced startup setting.
  • Make a tangible impact on healthcare and improve patient outcomes through at-home diagnostics.

About Cleancard

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Making cancer detection as easy as a pregnancy test

Company Size: 1 - 5 People
Year Founded: 2021
Country: United States


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