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Scientist II

Employer
Hound Labs, Inc.
Location
Newark, CA
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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WHO WE ARE

The Company combines science and technology in novel ways to improve health and wellness. Hound Labs believes its ultra-sensitive and portable technologies will pave the way to practical and fair solutions for some of the leading public health and safety issues. In early 2022, Hound Labs will launch its first ultra-sensitive point-of-care solution, the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER, which allows employers and law enforcement to identify recent marijuana use rapidly and accurately by testing breath on-site. Dr. Mike Lynn, an ER physician, reserve deputy sheriff, and former venture capitalist founded Hound Labs in 2014. Benchmark, EEC, Icon Ventures, Intrinsic Capital Partners, NFP Ventures, Tuatara Capital, and individual investors have funded the Company.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic molecular biologist to join the scientific group at Hound Labs. The successful applicant will be a creative and conscientious basic research scientist, with experience using a variety of molecular techniques. This role is ideal for someone who has a solid foundation in experimental molecular biology and wants to hone their skills in a fast-paced environment. Salary commensurate with experience.

REPORTING TO: VP, Biotechnology & Software

DEPARTMENT: Research & Development

LOCATION: Newark, CA

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Design, conduct and coordinate assay development projects from inception to completion for the development of new assays
  • Perform experiments at the bench to test new assay ideas
  • Brainstorm new experimental directions with the R&D Team
  • Present data and report on project status at individual, group, departmental and project meetings


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biology or related field
  • Experience in either diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals or related specialty firms
  • Experience with isothermal assay development, diagnostics and microfluidics
  • Experience in designing and performing experimental studies using a variety of methods, for example qPCR, cloning, CRISPR, fluorescence imaging, ELISAs/immunoassays, and other common techniques
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Able to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment with colleagues from diverse disciplines
  • Willing to accept direction and hardworking


WHAT ELSE?

?? Unlimited PTO

?? 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart

?? Team events, such as virtual happy hours, and off-sites

?? Matching 401k

?? Mental Health and Wellness Benefits

?? Competitive Comprehensive Benefits

Diversity is important at Hound Labs! We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
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