Senior Research Associate

Cambridge, MA /
Research & Development – Other /
Full Time
Company Overview:

Proof Diagnostics is a start-up with a mission to provide direct access to premium, affordable,
lab-quality molecular testing anytime, anywhere. Our user-friendly diagnostic system facilitates
personalized healthcare, improving the health and safety of consumers everywhere by providing
actionable health information. 
At Proof Diagnostics, we harness CRISPR-based technology to unlock powerful molecular
diagnostic testing for all. Founded in 2020, by World-renowned CRISPR pioneer, Dr. Feng
Zhang, of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Dr. Omar Abudayyeh and Dr. Jonathan
Gootenberg, both McGovern Institute fellows at MIT, the company started with a COVID-19
Test, but plan to expand our platform to address broader healthcare challenges facing people
If you’re interested in creating lasting change at a mission driven company, come join our
talented and growing team at Proof Diagnostics. With your help, we’ll push the boundaries of
what’s possible in molecular diagnostics to build a better, safer world.

Position Summary:
Proof Diagnostics has an exciting new opportunity within our Research and Development team.
We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Research Associate to coordinate and execute
studies on our novel in-vitro diagnostic products within the Instrumentation Lab.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Product Development the successful candidate will work
closely with other R&D team members through various stages of product development. The
position will be responsible for managing internal IVD instrumentation, study planning/execution,
data analysis and preparation of technical documents. This role will collaborate closely with
members of the Assay Development and Product Development teams within R&D.

Key Responsibilities:
 Hands-on testing of Proof Diagnostics in-vitro diagnostics instruments/hardware and
 Independently design, develop and execute studies to advance the development of new
and existing products.
 Collaborate with Assay Development and Product Development team members to
successfully integrate new assays to novel IVD instrumentation and consumables.
 Manage the internal instrument fleet at Proof Diagnostics. This includes instrument
commissioning, maintenance, scheduling, software upgrades and failure resolution.
 Establish and maintain processes to track and report instrument and consumable metrics
that drive product quality.

Job Requirements and Necessary Skills:
 B.S. or M.S. degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or
related field.
 3-5 years industry experience (IVD a plus).
 Direct knowledge and experience with molecular biology techniques such as qPCR.
 Demonstratable experience working with automated instrumentation and software.
Mechanical aptitude a plus.
 Strong analytical, reporting and presentation skills.
 Experience working in Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) laboratory a plus.

Proof Diagnostics offers excellent healthcare, dental, and vision benefits, as well as stock option
compensation, a 401(k) program, and commuting reimbursement (where applicable). Proof Diagnostics is a
fast-paced, high-growth company working diligently to make affordable and convenient molecular diagnostic testing accessible to everyone.

Proof Diagnostics values diversity and treats all employees and job applicants based on merit,
qualifications, competence, and talent. Proof Diagnostics will not discriminate against any employee or
applicant based on age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran
status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.