Interested in working at WearOptimo™?

WearOptimo™ (www.wearoptimo.com) is a biotechnology ‘skunkworks’ led by Mark Kendall, with the mission of advancing wearable healthcare sensing toward clinical outcomes. Our minimally-invasive and pain-free devices are applied to the skin, accessing key signals/information in the body. Our high-performance, interdisciplinary team comes from around the world, with expertise in technology, science and commercial backgrounds. We are united in our passion and commitment to help tackle important healthcare challenges with practical solutions.

We are continually seeking individuals who can find pragmatic innovative solutions to technical challenges in a fast-paced enterprise/start-up environment, with limited resources and time. Additionally, experience with R&D in commercial enterprises, and/or translating technologies out of an academic setting into a commercial environment would be a distinct advantage.

Current openings

  • Senior Biomedical Scientist

    WearOptimo™ are seeking a Senior Biomedical Scientist who will play a leading role developing wearable biosensors to tackle some of healthcare’s biggest challenges for improved health outcomes – empowering patients and clinicians with continuous monitoring of body signals and bioanalyte parameters rapidly and on the person.

    We seek applicants who can find pragmatic and innovative solutions to technical challenges in a fast-paced enterprise/start-up environment with limited resources and time. We are looking for a biological “Swiss Army Knife”, a senior scientist who knows their stuff and who can work with our highly multidisciplinary and technically diverse team. You will be lending your biological skillset to many novel challenges, many of which may be outside of your area of expertise in developing novel and inventive solutions to big challenges.

    If the idea of working at WearOptimo™ is of interest, and you think you would be an excellent fit with this role, then we look forward to receiving your application.

    The Role
    Collaborating closely with our physicists, chemists, and engineers in our R&D team you will be a biological authority in WearOptimo™ and you will work to shape a sensing device that is optimised for the human biology, but is also practical and manufacturable etc.

    We are looking for a team player, who will take an active role in idea generation and provide valuable input (from a biological perspective) into cross-disciplinary group discussions. You need to have an open mind and an agile working approach. This is a ‘roll your sleeves’ up kind of position for technology in the earliest stages of development, providing a unique opportunity to have a big impact on a new, exciting product that has the potential to change healthcare for the better.

    Qualifications and Experience:
    As our Senior Biomedical Scientist, you will have a leading role in the development of our wearable biosensor devices. You will use your expertise in biological systems and in experimental design to structure programmes of work to evaluate WearOptimo™’s devices, primarily focusing on their preclinical evaluation using in vitroex vivo and in vivo preclinical models. You will be aware of best and safe practices in processing, handling and storage of biological materials including blood products and tissues. Prior work with skin tissues (animal and/or human) would be a significant advantage.

    You will have experience of animal work in prior research positions, and familiarity with regulations and processes involved in gaining approval to carry out research on animals. You will be proactive in representing the company as the point of liaison with regulatory bodies such as animal ethics committees to facilitate research programmes.

    Experience of R&D in commercial enterprises, and/or translating technologies out of an academic setting into a commercial environment would be a distinct advantage.

    You will work primarily in our fully equipped on-site laboratory in Brisbane, and you will be flexible to travel to work occasionally within the facilities of our R&D partners within Brisbane and elsewhere in Australia.

    Essential:

    • A PhD in a life sciences discipline (biology, biomedical science, biochemistry, immunology, physiology, etc.).
    • A minimum 4 years’ post-PhD experience of working within a hands-on R&D environment in academia or industry.
    • Prior experience in conducting research on rodent animal models, and familiarity with animal ethics committee approval procedures.
    • Prior experience in conducting in vitro assay development including ELISA and prior ex vivo work with biological tissues.
    • Knowledge and understanding of molecular biology techniques.
    • Good sterile working technique and laboratory management skills.
    • An understanding of OH&S issues relating to working with human and animal blood and tissues.
    • Excellent experimental design and analytical skills, excellent personal organisational skills.
    • Ability to communicate your ideas clearly and openly with colleagues.
    • A sufficient grasp of quality, risk management, regulatory and clinical considerations to guide development at an early stage.
    • Agility to adapt quickly to change and to “pitch in” when required, even on projects outside of your area of direct expertise.

    Advantageous:

    • Prior work with skin tissues (animal or human).
    • Expertise in histology and microscopy (light, fluorescence, confocal). 

    Salary $97,199 to $124,537 (+ 9.5% super) depending upon post-doctoral experience.

    Applications open from 17 February 2020 and will close on 17 March 2020.

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