Assay Development Scientist -- Dictyostelium Expert (Baltimore, MD)

Smiths Detection Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Smiths Detection, a global leader in detection and screening technologies, has acquired PathSensors, a leading bio-technology solutions and environmental-testing company, based in Baltimore, MD, USA. The acquisition strengthens Smiths Detection's biological-detection capabilities to detect pathogens for broad end-market applications, including in food and agriculture safety.

PathSensors, Inc. provides innovative solutions that make the world a safer place by detecting biological agents that can cause sickness or death. We pride ourselves on creating high tech manufacturing jobs in the state of Maryland. PSI's CANARYTM technology utilizes a unique cell-based biosensor for pathogen detection in a wide variety of biodefense, food, and plant applications. We are expanding into new markets, including emerging disease and emergency diagnostics.

Our scientific team is growing, and we seek an immediate hire with expertise in food safety, microbiology, and assay development, as well as interest or experience in market research, product design, and technology commercialization. If you have strengths and interests in these areas, we encourage you to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead technical aspects of creating a new parental biosensor based upon Dictyostelium capable of mimicking B-Cell receptor pathway.

  • Source and obtain the required reagents and cells required.

  • Initiate, execute, and manage protocol creation, evolution, and documentation of experimental procedures and results.

  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to manager and other team members.

  • Lead and manage project to assure major milestones are met and kept within budget

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

  • Education: Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Immunology, or related field.

  • Experience working with Dictyostelium as a model organism - cultivation, life cycle, and storage. Previous experience generating stable transformants is a must.

  • Highly proficient in molecular biology including cloning techniques, mutagenesis, and construction of genetic cassettes.

  • Knowledge of cell signaling and protein kinase pathways and the techniques used to monitor their function.

  • Demonstrated abilities to work independently and creatively to solve critical research problems.

  • Excellent collaboration, organizational, communication (oral and written) and multitasking skills.

  • Willingness to work flexible hours to meet project timelines.

  • Strong evidence of scientific productivity.

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Every minute of every day our technology and our people make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Additional Information

Smiths Detection, Inc. participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Smith's Detection is an EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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