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  • San Diego, CA
  • Alere, Inc.

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Scientist, Assay Development

ALERE • San Diego, CA

Posted 3 days ago

Job Snapshot

Biotechnology, Medical Equipment, Pharmaceutical
Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Research

Job Description

Alere is now Abbott! Abbott is an equal employment/affirmative action employer of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability please send an email to let us know the nature of your request.

The Alere™ i is a novel point-of-care in vitro molecular diagnostic platform capable of detecting a DNA or RNA target in less than fifteen minutes from a crude lysate, with exquisite sensitivity and specificity. The platform is driven by a proprietary isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology (iNAT). The Alere™ i Influenza A & B test, Strep A test and RSV test have all received CLIA waiver, with the Influenza A & B test being the first molecular test to obtain such status. Abbott is currently looking for a dynamic individual who can help expand test content on the Alere™ i platform as well as engage in research activities focused on improving/altering iNAT performance. An employment opportunity is currently available with Ionian Technologies, a subsidiary of Abott, at our location in San Diego, CA

Assay Development - Scientist: The Scientist will perform studies focused on assay and technology development, including the design, screening and optimization of novel assays, as well as expanding the capabilities of the core technology.


  • Develop and optimize iNAT assays, from initial screening through performance validation on clinical samples
  • Perform research related to improving and expanding core technology capabilities
  • Optimize sample preparation and detection approaches coupled to the iNAT's core technology
  • Analyze experimental results and provide written reports and oral presentations to executives
  • Perform assay development studies, from design through performance validation on clinical samples
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in molecular techniques
  • Investigate problem areas and areas of desirable product improvement
Job ID: REQ17110073
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