Scientist/Senior Scientist (Biology) (Contract) at Triple Ring Technologies
Newark, CA, US

Triple Ring Technologies, Inc. offers a unique environment for technically strong individuals. Headquartered in Newark, CA, we are an innovative research and development company that partners with clients to deliver complex technical solutions. Our highly interdisciplinary team includes senior professionals from industry, finance, and academia, with extensive experience in medical device, life science, security, and industrial technologies. We both challenge and rely upon each other for technical excellence and for real-world engineering and commercial wisdom. Read more about us on the Web at www.tripleringtech.com.

Job Summary

In this role you will direct and perform research and product development in the broad area of in vitro technologies, where we put biology onto technology.  You will be required to develop and optimize assays, conduct feasibility studies on R&D prototypes, conduct tradeoff studies during product development, and develop product validation tests, all in a biological context.  Candidates should have extensive experience with molecular and cell biology assays.  Triple Ring projects typically require multi-disciplinary project teams, and often involve some significant fluidity in project requirements and goals.  Hence, you must be comfortable with a certain amount of ambiguity and be able to keep and enforce a focus on the “big picture”.

Responsibilities

·        Develop technical solutions

·        Conduct feasibility studies

·        Develop engineering tests, including tests involving biological models, for production systems

·        Act as a technical contact for clients in your areas of expertise

·        Act as a technical mentor for junior employees

·        Coordinate between engineering and scientific activities

·        Define system level specifications for technical development and compliance

·        Conduct tradeoff studies during product development

·        Resolve technical ambiguities and disputes

·        Lead activities to resolve problems during design

·        Accept and exercise responsibility for the overall technical success of the project

·        Assist in the drafting of project proposals

·        Work with business development teams to gather project requirements from clients

·        Keep up to date with new technologies and methods through literature and conference attendance

·        Contribute to and develop added capabilities and enabling tools to expand Triple Ring’s R&D capacity

·        Contribute to and enhance the unique culture of Triple Ring Technologies

·        Develop, maintain, and work within processes consistent with a regulated industry (e.g. FDA)



Education, Experience and Skills

·        MS or above (PhD preferred) in biology or related discipline

·        Postgraduate experience in a research and development environment is helpful

·        Experience with stem cell biology, gene and cell therapy, and/or regenerative medicine

·        Extensive hands-on lab experience

o   Assay development and optimization

o   Molecular and cell biology assays

o   Mammalian cell culture

·        Assay and instrumentation R&D experience is helpful

·        Willing to work with prototype experimental setups

·        Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment

·        Broad knowledge, expertise, and interests

·        Medical device experience is helpful

·        Project management experience is a plus