Homodeus is hiring a

Scientist, Quality Control

Guilford, United States

Company Description

Detect’s mission is to empower individuals to have greater ownership of their health with rapid, low-cost home and point-of-care diagnostics. We build breakthrough technology at the intersection of software, hardware, chemistry, and biology. We use this technology to champion a new era of personalized healthcare and help end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Detect is a well-funded, rapidly growing health-tech company founded by award-winning scientist and highly successful serial entrepreneur, Dr. Jonathan Rothberg. Detect benefits from being a 4Catalyzer company, an incubator of biotech and med device companies (most notably Butterfly Network) who have collectively raised over $700 million in funding. 

Joining Detect is the opportunity to redesign the future of healthcare through the power of technology. Embark on a journey with us to maximize global impact, motivated by the idea that our products will change the lives of millions along with the people you love. 

Job Description

The molecular biology team at Detect designs and builds the engine behind our scalable molecular diagnostic platform for COVID-19. We envision a test that is so simple that it can be ultimately used in the home, allowing individuals to self-test on a routine basis. Routine testing is essential to getting life back to normal. Come work alongside a world-class team of scientists and engineers to define the next generation of molecular testing.

As a Scientist, Quality Control, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the material that goes into our products that will be used by millions of individuals all around the world. You have a deep attention to detail and you don’t compromise on quality. You feel at home in a fast-paced pre-commercial startup and are comfortable with rolling up your sleeves to contribute in any capacity.

As part of our team, your core responsibilities will be:

  • Developing and executing quality controls assays for the final manufactured product and its subcomponents
  • Developing and executing quality controls assays for components such as enzymes, buffers, oligonucleotides, lyophilized materials, and lateral flow assay strips
  • Transferring quality controls assay to third-party contract manufacturers
  • Providing on-going support for third-party contract manufacturers performing our quality control assays 
  • Prepare reports for all QC efforts


Baseline skills/experiences/attributes:

  • BS or MS in molecular biology or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years of industry experience
  • Proven record of innovative and independent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in experimental design and data analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication, project management skills, and ability to manage working team effectively

Ideally, you also have these skills/experiences/attributes (but it’s ok if you don’t!):

  • Experience working in start-up environments
  • Familiarity with FDA and/or ISO regulations
  • Familiar with statistical analyses using software such as SAS, JMP, R or Minitab

You Deeply Identify with Core Detect Values:

  • Efficient & Speedy - you get work done in a fraction of the time as industry peers 
  • Intellectually Curious - you are thoughtful & inquisitive; people enjoy working with you because they learn from you
  • Mission-Driven & Committed - you are passionate about the company's purpose and are immensely productive
  • Team Oriented - you celebrate and take joy in the success of others on the team

Additional Information

We offer great perks: 

  • Fully covered medical insurance plan, and dental & vision coverage - as a health-tech company, we place great worth on our teams’ well-being
  • Competitive salaried compensation - we value our employees and show it 
  • Equity - we want every employee to be a stakeholder
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits - we make your commute more reasonable 
  • Free onsite meals + kitchen stocked with snacks.
  • 401k plan - we facilitate your retirement goals
  • Beautiful office near the ocean-front in historic Guilford, Connecticut OR Beautiful office in the heart of Silicon Valley 
  • The opportunity to build a revolutionary healthcare product and save millions of lives! 

For this role, we provide visa assistance for qualified candidates. 

Detect does not accept agency resumes.

Detect is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or Veteran status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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