Research Associate I

Click Diagnostics (www.clickdiagnostics.com) is an early stage Biotech startup located in North San Jose, CA that is looking to hire a Research Associate to its assay development team. This ambitious and fast-paced company is taking an innovative approach to medical diagnostic tests. 

Scope of Position

This position will support the transition from Research & Development (R&D) to Validation & Verification (V&V) and beyond.

Position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assisting with general lab maintenance such as cleaning and decontamination
  • Supporting scientific research with reagent preparation, stability studies, inventory keeping, equipment maintenance and calibration
  • Performing verification studies of equipment, reagents, and procedures
  • Testing and executing company Work Instructions for the production and QC of reagents
  • Building kits and assembling product devices as needed
  • Working with senior scientist to conduct scientific research and experiments, such as reagent preparation, DNA extractions, PCR, data analysis, and writing experimental reports
  • Communicating results to the in-house team
  • Working closely with colleagues to resolve reagent, material, and instrument issues
  • Following protocols: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Documentation Practice (GDP), and all pertinent internal and external regulatory guidelines

Skills, Experience, Education

  • BA/BS degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a closely related field
  • At least 2 years work experience in industry or academia, preferably in vitro diagnostics (IVD) field
  • Skills in pipetting, aliquoting and calculating dilutions for reagents
  • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extraction, amplification (PCR) and detection (qPCR, gel electrophoresis, ELISA)
  • Preferred, but not required: previous exposure to Quality Management System (QMS) documentation, statistical analysis software, Design of Experiments (DOE), cell culture, and PCR primer design
  • The ideal candidate is organized, meticulous, has excellent communication skills, is able to work well both independently and as part of team, and has flexibility to change directions as needed
  • Candidate is comfortable working with clinical samples and pathogenic organisms (BSL-2)

Compensation

  • Salary, bonus, full benefits, company stock options
  • Title is dependent on education and experience

Contact
Please e-mail your resume to careers@clickdx.com with the subject "Research Associate I”.

Controller/Director of Accounting & Finance

Click Diagnostics is an early stage biotech startup that is looking to hire a Controller/ Director of Accounting & Finance. This ambitious and fast-paced company is taking an innovative approach to medical diagnostic tests. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Position includes, but not limited to:

  • Leadership of accounting and finance functions.  Prepare the company for IPO readiness.
  • Company-wide accounting activities and month-end closing process, in accordance with US GAAP and grant, regulatory requirements
  • System selection and implementation, including ERP, budgeting, stock options, document control, reporting, etc.
  • Direct the annual budgeting and forecasting process
  • Preparation of financial and accounting reports for management, board and investors.
  • Development and maintenance of policies to ensure accurate accounting, financial reporting and reliable internal controls
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of inventory and cost accounting systems and procedures.
  • Manage relationship with the Company’s independent auditors to ensure that annual audits are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Accurate and timely completion of all tax and informational filings.  Coordinate the preparation of corporate and state income tax returns with 3rd party tax preparer.
  • Manage banking relationships - prepare compliance documentation for loan covenants
  • Work closely with CEO on financing activities, financial strategy, and strategic relationships.
  • Support grant application processes
  • Perform special projects and analyses to assist management

Skills, Experience, Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance (MBA a plus)
  • CPA preferred
  • 10+ years of accounting and finance experience with strong knowledge of all areas of accounting, cost management, Financial Planning & Analysis, and business decision support.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, presentation and interpersonal skills – ability to operate effectively at all levels of the organization, investors and third-party partner relationships.
  • Proactive approach with high sense of urgency
  • Highly advanced knowledge of Excel & financial modelling preferred
  • Experience with ERP Implementation is an advantage - in particular, with inventory management
  • Life Science experience a plus.
  • Human resources experience a plus.

Compensation

  • Salary, bonus, full benefits, company stock options
  • Title is dependent on education and experience

Contact

Please e-mail your resume to careers@clickdx.com with the subject "Controller/Director of Accounting & Finance”.