The company aims to bring miniaturized, rapid, easy-to-use, lab-quality tests with built in connectivity direct to the patient and clinican. To do this, they are working to transform attitudes to diagnostic testing, currently dominated by centralised laboratory testing, and provide accurate and integrated disease analysis, enabling rapid access to lab-quality diagnostic information for everyone, anywhere and anytime.
They are developing an extensive portfolio of tests for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of a wide range of health conditions, including infectious diseases. Spun out of imec (the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies) and a research collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. Based in Leuven, Belgium, the company is a privately-held company created in 2015.
The company is currently looking for a Research Manager who will directly reports to the CEO. In this position you will lead an international and multidisciplinary team of scientists and lab technicians. The main focus is to develop a completely new molecular diagnostics device to be used at the point of need. You will operate at the intersection between two major disciplines: silicon chip (biosensor) technologies and biochemistry. In this capacity, you will also be working in close interaction with Imec, our founder and strategic R&D partner.
You will plan, delegate, and organize the completion of the scientific and engineering work related to the research projects in molecular diagnostic testing, based on an in-depth knowledge of the miDiagnostics platform and associated technologies. You will also be responsible to define and propose new projects required to build this new testing device.
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