Harbinger: Senior Scientist, Innovation Team
Company: Harbinger Health
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Job Description - Senior Scientist, Innovation Team
About Harbinger Health
Harbinger Health is pioneering the detection of early cancer and
enabling foundationally new approaches to cancer screening,
diagnosis, and management. Incubated within Flagship Pioneering for
three years before launching in 2021, Harbinger combines advances
in artificial intelligence with proprietary insights into the
biology of early cancer cell formation to identify cancer before it
is visible or symptomatic with the aim of developinglow-cost,
multi-cancer blood tests.
At Harbinger, we intend to lead in shaping this future - creating a
proactive paradigm so that people can live cancer-free for longer,
adding years to life and life to years. We envision a future where,
instead of keeping cancer from spreading, it could be kept from
forming, making a cancer diagnosis a routine health problem to be
addressed rather than a life-altering event to be feared with
profound implications for people, healthcare systems and
Our answer starts with proprietary solutions we are developing with
our platform technology. By making cancer screening accessible on a
global scale, Harbinger Health has the potential to fundamentally
change cancer care, for everyone.
Our lifesaving work is grounded by our principles of rigor and
transparency, constructive engagement, inclusiveness,
accountability and quality, and a strong commitment to our
customers, patients, and each other. These values drive our
decisions and actions. We are a highly dynamic, entrepreneurial,
and innovation-driven organization seeking collaborative,
passionate, and dedicated people to join our team.
Harbinger Health's Innovation Team is searching for a Senior
Scientist with expertise in bioassay development and optimization.
This individual will spearhead the creation of innovative bioassay
technologies, which then will be optimized for clinical diagnostic
validation through collaboration with clinical teams. With
mentorship from the Director of Innovation, the Senior Scientist
will autonomously craft, conduct, and relay advancements in
bioassay technology. Key for this role is experience in tweaking
experimental bioassay conditions; mere large-scale sample
processing or specimen QC doesn't suffice. Additionally, this
leader will mentor a Research Associate, ensuring systematic lab
workflows. Beyond lab skills, four core competencies are paramount:
a keen understanding of genomic science combined with innovative
problem-solving, swift mastery of novel techniques and their
practical application, adaptability in a dynamic work setting, and
superior communication skills, given the cross-functional nature of
- Champion the inception and evolution of novel
- Strategize, implement, and articulate experimental endeavors,
aligning with the Innovation Team's vision.
- Delve into and grasp avant-garde biology, protocols, and
- Articulate experimental designs and outcomes to diverse
- Mentor a Research Associate, facilitating bioassay
- Collaborate seamlessly within a multidisciplinary team
- Uphold lab hygiene, organization, and maintenance.
- Ph.D., or M.S. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related
field with 5-8 years industry experience.
- Demonstrated experience in genomic assay development or
optimization, especially qPCR, dPCR, and NGS. RNA experience will
be considered an advantage.
- Prior engagements limited to large-scale sample processing or
cell line QC won't be deemed adequate.
- A depth of experience in NGS, especially spanning library
construction, enrichment, and data scrutiny, is highly
- Familiarity with clinical biomarkers, particularly those
harnessing high-dimensional data, is a distinct advantage.
- Proven track record of autonomous project leadership and/or
- An innate ability to grasp and implement fresh concepts,
techniques, and notions.
- Demonstrated proficiency in multitasking and swiftly adapting
to workflow and priority shifts.
Harbinger Health iscommitted to equal employment
opportunityregardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital
status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Harbinger Health does not accept
unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The
submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing
agencies to Harbinger Health or its employees is strictly
prohibited unless contacted directly by Harbinger Health's internal
Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the
absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the
property of Harbinger Health, and Harbinger Health will not owe any
referral or other fees with respect thereto.
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