TORONTO, ONTARIO /SCIENCE /FULL TIME
We’re Vital. We build products that combine cutting-edge science and intuitive design in ways that make measuring health and taking action accessible by everyone. Our mission is to democratize technology that puts people in control of their health.
About Our Team:
At Vital, we thrive on change, operate on trust, and leverage diverse perspectives from the people on our team in everything we do. We operate at a rapid pace and we push key decisions to folks on the front lines across all of our teams. Our culture is fundamentally based on having a growth mindset – which means Vital is the kind of place where you can make an impact, somewhere you want to invest your talent and energy, and do your life’s best work. As a workplace, we challenge and support you to hone your craft and be a part of something bigger than any of us.
About you:
You are a passionate and creative scientist who is proficient in the planning and execution of experiments, maintaining equipment, preparing high-quality reagents and buffers, and performing various molecular biology and biochemistry laboratory techniques. You enjoy playing a critical role in a fast-paced lab environment and do not shy away from bench work to troubleshoot and optimize our next-generation assays. You are eager to actively contribute to our product development direction and present novel procedural and scientific concepts that will positively impact all aspects of the Vital ecosystem.

What you’ll be doing:

    • Develop, optimize and validate new assays for our diagnostic product pipeline
    • Design, execute, and meticulously document experiments
    • Quantitatively analyze flow cytometry and microscopy data and communicate results to fellow scientists and non-science members of the team
    • Analyze clinical samples for assay verification and validation
    • Tap into various resources to support experimental design
    • Help the team develop and achieve goals to meet ambitious timelines
    • Construct, modify, and follow standard operating procedures in direct collaboration with the development team
    • Transfer methods to other internal or external partners and support collaborations through defensible result production and QC procedures
    • Manage multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Author, review, and hone our standard operating procedures (SOPs) to improve quality and accelerate our assay pipeline
    • Be actively involved in laboratory management including inventory management and supply chain responsibilities
    • Partner closely to provide assay development support to our research, manufacturing science, downstream formulation, and engineering teams to achieve performance requirements
    • Communicate effectively with peers and leadership to support decision-making, including summarizing results in reports and presentations
    • Contribute to departmental strategies and provide input on lab requirements and improvements

What you’ll need:

    • Bsc or post-graduate degree in biochemistry, biology, immunology, hematology, or related field with 2 years of hands-on laboratory experience
    • Experience with execution of experiments in a wet lab preferably in an industry setting
    • Competency in cell-based assays such as flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and biochemical assays
    • Ability to communicate results and concepts clearly to fellow scientists
    • Ability to handle a diverse workload
    • High learning agility
    • GMP experience will be considered an asset

Bonus points for:

    • Familiarity with Python or other programming languages;
    • Familiarity with image processing software;
    • Familiarity with the medical device industry and associated regulatory pathways;
    • Experience with FlowJo, FACS Diva, or other flow cytometry analysis platforms;
    • Experience working with laboratory automation/liquid handling (i.e., TECAN);
    • Ability to write and maintain standard operating procedures;
    • Assay development experience with clinical samples;
    • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, start-up environment;
    • Appreciation of puns!
What You’ll Get:
– An opportunity to change the face of medical diagnostics
– Working with a high-functioning, deeply motivated team
– A competitive compensation package
– An environment where you can showcase your talent and know that your contributions, thoughts, ideas and expertise are valued every day
Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!
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