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:

    • Help optimize new technologies for our diagnostic product;
    • 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 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;
    • Communicate effectively to peers and leadership to support decision-making, including writing protocols and summarizing results in a report or presentation;
    • Mentor and help colleagues grow and develop skills.

What you’ll need:

    • Ph.D. with a minimum of 1 year of industry experience or a postdoctoral fellowship or M.Sc. with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience in biochemistry, biology, immunology, hematology, or related field;
    • Competency in cell-based assays such as flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and biochemical assays;
    • Experience with design and execution of experiments in a wet lab;
    • High level of organizational and time management skills;
    • Ability to communicate results and concepts clearly to team members;
    • Experience maintaining a research laboratory;
    • Research laboratory experience in relevant fields;
    • Experience with conducting experiments on, or maintaining instruments listed above;
    • Ability to multi-task, rapidly learn new techniques, and adapt to frequently changing job functions.

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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