Fighting Patient Infection

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First Light Biosciences is developing breakthrough automated medical diagnostic products for rapid, sensitive, automated, and cost-effective detection of the microbes that cause hospital infections. The products address the key medical need to rapidly determine the right antibiotic to cure these life-threatening infections. Based on its proprietary MultiPath™ digital imaging technology, First Light’s products will combine the performance of the most advanced automated commercial laboratory tests with unprecedented affordability and ease-of-use.

First Light Biosciences is a well-funded Bedford, MA company offering a stimulating environment with a culture of excellence in science, engineering, and business.


Research Associate (Job Code RADEC16W)

Job description

Successful candidates will work collaboratively with and be trained by our experienced scientists. You will be part of an integrated interdisciplinary team developing powerful new medical diagnostic products using advanced immunochemical, nanoparticle, and digital imaging technology for rapid detection of microbial pathogens. The laboratory work will support the development and validation of high performance immunoassays and will also include analysis using microbiological culture methods.

Required Skills

  • Strong microbiological culture (including sterile technique), molecular biology, and/or immunoassay techniques
  • Broad laboratory and experimental skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, able to prioritize and organize time effectively
  • Excellent record keeping, written and oral skills
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, completes assigned tasks on time
  • Proactively communicates with supervisor and team
  • Motivated to find ways to improve personal and company efficiency

Required Experience and Education

  • BS in a life science field with 5+ years of industry experience
  • Industry experience using microbiology, molecular biology and/or antibody-based methods
  • Experience following standard operating procedures
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Only local candidates will be considered at this time

Position type: Full-time

Competitive salary and benefits. Title and compensation depend on experience and education

Please apply by email only to jobs@firstlightbio.com. To insure proper processing include the Job Code RADEC16W in the subject line of the email.


Senior Scientist (Job Code SSDEC16W)

Job description

We are seeking a senior scientist or principal scientist with a strong background in in-vitro diagnostic assay development. You will be part of an integrated interdisciplinary team developing powerful new medical diagnostic products using advanced immunochemical, nanoparticle, and digital imaging technology for rapid detection of microbial pathogens. As a critical contributor to the development of one of the company’s infectious disease tests, you should be a results-focused, team-oriented, bench scientist. The job responsibilities center on the design, development, optimization and validation of diagnostic assays.

Responsibilities

  • Design, optimize and validate assays for multiple projects
  • Develop and apply rational design techniques to optimize key parameters of assay development
  • Serve as a technical expert in immunoassays, molecular biological and/or microbiological technologies within the organization and provide support to multiple projects
  • Identify, manage and contribute to external collaborations relevant to the program
  • Maintain accountability for project success and results delivery
  • Contribute to scientific and strategy discussions to advance and enhance the platform and assay candidates
  • Communicate research and development findings internally and externally
  • Supervise junior scientists working in the team

Required Skills

  • Strong in experimental design, scientific analysis, critical thinking, trouble shooting abilities
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task to meet aggressive timelines, and technology development goals
  • Strong molecular biology, microbiological, protein chemistry, and immunological methods skills
  • Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, attains project milestones on time
  • Motivated to find ways to improve personal, team, and company efficiency
  • Ability to develop clear work instructions and test plans

Required Experience and Education

  • PhD or MA in a life sciences field
  • A track record of successful IVD development including >3 years industry experience
  • Industry experience using microbiology and/or antibody-based methods
  • Clinical microbiology laboratory experience a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Position type: Full-time

Competitive salary and benefits. Title and compensation depend on experience and education

Please apply by email only to jobs@firstlightbio.com. To insure proper processing include the Job Code SSDEC16W in the subject line of the email.


Systems/Test Engineer (Job Code STEMAY22W)

Job description

Successful candidates will work collaboratively with internal engineers, systems engineers and scientists as well as external engineering firms to develop and track test plans for all of First Light products. You will be part of an integrated interdisciplinary team developing powerful new medical diagnostic products using advanced immunochemical, nanoparticle, and digital imaging technology for rapid detection of microbial pathogens.  You will develop and/or oversee the development of plans, processes and fixtures for testing at all stages of development. You will execute some of the plans yourself.

Required Skills

  • V & V test planning and execution for complex IVD device and disposables.
  • Planning of resources required for V&V and other testing activities throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Performance of traceability from system requirements to test results.
  • Oversee regulatory testing to CE, UL and similar standards.
  • Self-motivated, organized, able to prioritize and organize time effectively.
  • Excellent record keeping, written and oral skills.
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, completes assigned tasks on time.
  • Proactively communicate with supervisor and team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate across internal and external teams to be sure all requirements are met.
  • Test software, LabVIEW, python etc.

Required Experience/Education

  • BS in mechanical, electrical or biomedical engineering.
  • 7-10 years of test engineering experience, preferably in a medical device/IVD company.
  • Experience developing test plans and fixtures
  • Experience is bringing products to market including FDA approval.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Only local candidates will be considered at this time.

Competitive salary and benefits.  Title and compensation depends on experience and education.

Please apply by email only to jobs@firstlightbio.com.


Medical Technologist/Research Associate (Job Code MTRADEC16W)

Job description

Successful candidates will work collaboratively with and be trained by our experienced scientists. You will be part of an integrated interdisciplinary team developing powerful new medical diagnostic products using advanced immunochemical, nanoparticle, and digital imaging technology for rapid detection of microbial pathogens.  The laboratory work will support the development and validation of high performance immunoassays and will also include analysis using microbiological culture methods.

Required Skills

  • Ability to run high throughput clinical assays.
  • Self-motivated, organized, able to prioritize and organize time effectively.
  • Excellent record keeping, written and oral skills.
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, completes assigned tasks on time.
  • Proactively communicate with supervisor and team.
  • Motivated to find ways to improve personal and company efficiency.

Required Experience/Education

  • BS in medical technology or another life science field with 3+ years experience running diagnostic assays in a clinical environment.
  • Experience running pathogen tests is a plus.
  • Experience following standard operating procedures
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Only local candidates will be considered at this time.

Position type: Full-time

Competitive salary and benefits.  Title and compensation depends on experience and education.

Please apply by email only to jobs@firstlightbio.com.  To ensure proper processing inlcude the Job Code MTRADEC16 in the subject line of the email.

 


Senior/Principal Software Engineer (Job code: SSWMAY17W)

Job description: 

We are seeking a senior/principal software engineer who will be a major contributor to the software design and development of our automated analyzer instrument including robotics control and scheduling, system diagnostics, image analysis, user interface, data base storage and reporting, and external laboratory information system interface. You will work closely with an interdisciplinary engineering team and assay development scientists. You will be involved in all aspects of the development process including analyzer software development, system integration, verification, validation and manufacturing transfer.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Java development.
  • Experience or exposure to HTML5/CSS3, Python, PostgreSQL, Javascript, and/or Java Swing is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success developing robust software for mission critical systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions and make sound design decisions in complex products.
  • Experience developing automated medical diagnostic platforms is preferred.
  • Familiarity with development for Linux platforms and embedded processors preferred.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies a plus.
  • Experience with designing software products in an FDA or other regulated industry is a plus.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Only local candidates will be considered at this time.

Position type: Full-time

Competitive salary and benefits. Title and compensation depend on experience and education

Please apply by email only to jobs@firstlightbio.com. To ensure proper processing include the Job Code SSWMAY17W in the subject line of the email.


Software Engineer (Job code: SWMAY17W)

Job description: 

We are seeking a software engineer who will be a contributor to the software design and development of our automated analyzer instrument including robotics control and scheduling, system diagnostics, image analysis, user interface, data base storage and reporting, and external laboratory information system interface. You will work closely with an interdisciplinary engineering team and assay development scientists. You will be involved in all aspects of the development process including analyzer software development, system integration, verification, validation and manufacturing transfer.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Java development.
  • Experience or exposure to HTML5/CSS3, Python, PostgreSQL, Javascript, and/or Java Swing is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success developing robust software for mission critical systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions and make sound design decisions in complex products.
  • Experience developing automated medical diagnostic platforms is preferred.
  • Familiarity with development for Linux platforms and embedded processors preferred.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies a plus.
  • Experience with designing software products in an FDA or other regulated industry is a plus.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Only local candidates will be considered at this time.

Position type: Full-time

Competitive salary and benefits. Title and compensation depend on experience and education

Please apply by email only to jobs@firstlightbio.com. To ensure proper processing include the Job Code SWMAY17W in the subject line of the email.