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Senior Clinical Assay Development Scientist | IVD | Diagnostics

iLoF - Intelligent Lab on Fiber

iLoF - Intelligent Lab on Fiber

Porto, Portugal
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Company Description

Hello! 👋🏽

We're looking for an awesome Senior Clinical Assay Development Scientist | IVD | Diagnostics to join our team on our journey to revolutionize personalized medicine 📈

    Job Description

    About your Role 📰

    • Lead the identification, validation, and application of novel blood biomarkers for disease prediction, prognosis and treatment stratification
    • Oversee the planning and execution of large-scale clinical studies, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines and ethical standards.
    • Analyze and interpret data generated from biomarker discovery and validation studies, effectively communicating findings to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Provide scientific and strategic guidance to internal and external stakeholders on biomarker development, clinical study design, and regulatory requirements specific to photonics and AI-based diagnostics
    • Establish and maintain collaborations with external partners, such as academic institutions, industry experts, and clinical centers, to support biomarker discovery and clinical validation studies.

    This job requires relocation to Porto, Portugal in a hybrid working environment.


    Technical Skills✔️

    • Master’s Degree in a relevant Life Sciences field (biology, medicine, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, others) (Bonus: PhD)
    • + 3 years relevant experience in the development/validation of Human Blood Biomarkers (Bonus: Spectral or AI Biomarkers)
    • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in blood biomarker discovery, validation, and clinical translation (Bonus: Analytical Assay development)
    • Understanding of regulatory requirements for clinical diagnostics (Bonus: FDA/CLIA/GCP standards).
    • Proficiency in applying statistical analysis and data interpretation methods to biomarker discovery and validation studies.

    Cultural Skills✔️

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, present scientific findings to technical and non-technical audiences and establish external partnerships.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment that may require adapting quickly to new directions or taking the initiative and ownership of key workstreams
    • A passion for innovation, a willingness to learn, and a solid commitment to scientific excellence and integrity.
    • Interested in working hard towards solving one of the century's biggest challenges in Healthcare

    Bonus Skills:

    • Understanding of Optics (spectroscopy, Raman, FTIR or similar techniques)
    • Understanding of AI (machine learning, deep learning)
    • Experience in IVD blood assay development
    • Successufull Fast-Growing startup experience (Very relevant plus)

    Additional Information

    iLoF in a nutshell 💡

    As personalized medicine becomes the norm, scientists, patients, and healthcare systems worldwide face massive barriers in providing the right treatment to the right patient.

    Recognized by CB Insights and Financial Times as one of the most promising Digital Health companies in the world, iLoF is building an AI-powered platform capable of transforming precision medicine.

    Our goal is to become the platform that democratizes access to personalized medicine for millions of people living with complex diseases around the globe.

    Thanks to our proprietary optical fingerprint library of disease biomarkers and biological profiles we can offer personalized patient screening and stratification in a faster and more affordable way, saving up to 40% of the cost and 70% of the time while enabling a more human patient experience.

    Supported by leading institutions like Microsoft Ventures, Mayfield, and the Oxford University, iLoF is currently focusing on validating its platform technology in one of the biggest challenges of our times: Alzheimer's, while maintaining ongoing verticals on Digestive Cancer, Stroke, and Infectious diseases.

    Our Team🧑🏻‍💻

    We are a mix of scientists, entrepreneurs, and inventors based in Oxford and Porto, with a passion for healthcare!

    Recognized by CB Insights as one of the most promising Digital Health companies in the world and by the Financial Times as a Transformational Business in Healthcare, iLoF has been regularly featured in leading outlets like Tech Crunch, Wired, and Sifted and listed as a rising star in AI-Driven Drug Discovery, Health Screening & Data Analytics.

    Stuff you want to know:

    What we value

    • A Be Kind attitude is the main guideline within iLoF
    • A hand in the hammer and another free to support your co-workers as a true team player
    • An honest and egoless attitude towards discussions and critics working in good faith
    • The braveness to speak your heart in any situation
    • Through words or actions be always sure to make a difference at any moment!
    • Be proud to drive your responsibilities to success and help others do the same, embracing ownership!

    Perks 😉

    • An exciting future with a deep-tech company selected by Financial Times and CB Insights as one of the most transformative companies in the world 🚀
    • Annual performance bonus
    • Stock Options 💰
    • A high paced, flexible environment: adaptable working hours, strong remote work culture 🏡
    • A stimulating atmosphere with room for creativity - fast-paced, fun, and energetic start-up with a friendly culture 🎉
    • Weekly happy hours with amazing food and drinks
    • Company offsites ⛱️
    • Free coffee and snacks ☕
    • Private healthcare insurance 💊
    • The opportunity to work with a world class, talented team: and potentially change healthcare as we know it for millions of patients living with complex diseases around the globe 🧗🏼‍♂️

    We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.

    If that sounds like a fit for you, click the apply button and join us.

    You’ve read all this way but you’re missing a skill or two? No problem, it’s our job to upskill you to take your career to the next level. What we’re trying to say is, don’t be afraid to apply if you don’t tick all the boxes. 💪



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