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Principal Scientist - IVD/CDx Assay Development

Job Location
2477 55th. Street
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
Job Description

Principal Scientist - IVD/CDx Assay Development


 Residing in our Boulder, CO office, ArcherDX has several openings for a Principal Scientist - IVD/CDx Assay Development.  Will be a key member of a rapidly growing Diagnostics team. Responsible for developing, executing, and critical evaluation of experimental designs in support of clinically oriented products intended for regulatory submission.  

 Will work closely with R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Clinical Development, Production teams and external pharma partner to translate laboratory processes from feasibility to validated assay. Additionally, will work closely with the Marketing, Medical, Clinical, and Quality Teams on document drafting, revising, and approval. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and multi-disciplinary skills including expertise in biochemistry/molecular biology, technology, analytical validation including study design and interpretation of data, and excellent written and oral communication.


  • Manage and oversee a technical team in full implementation and execution of programs with external and internal collaborators within the accepted timelines, budgets and resources
  • Oversee overall product development planning and implementation strategy for Diagnostic product(s)
  • Develop verification and validation protocols under Design Control
  • Manage and oversee a technical team in execution of verification and validation studies
  • Oversee the study data analysis and study report writing
  • Participate in cross-functional teams (including bioinformatics, software, clinical development, manufacturing, quality and regulatory)
  • Participate in the planning, writing and implementation of laboratory focused clinical trials and collaborative studies.
  • Serve as a liaison to Technical, Clinical Development and Operations for clinical biomarker validation activities
  • Draft technical regulatory documents for regulatory applications
  • Develop status reports for Executive Team and external collaborators
  • Publish scientific results





  • MS/PhD in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum 8-10 years' experience in the diagnostic or pharmaceutical industry
  • 1+ year experience managing an assay development project
  • 1+ year managing direct report
  • Experience developing NGS assays
  • Knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance
  • Design control, verification and validation of FDA-regulated products
  • Proficiency in NGS, PCR, qPCR, and sample prep techniques
  • Experience writing protocols, reports, pre-submissions, IDE and other PMA submission related documentation for molecular diagnostic applications
  • Proven ability to coordinate multifaceted projects, including multitasking, deliverables management and timeline management
  • Strong regulatory experience with the FDA
  • Experience growing a team to meet company growth objectives
  • Self-driven, self-starter who is comfortable in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Able to organize and prioritize diverse responsibilities to achieve company goals
  • Demonstrates strong leadership capabilities with the ability to lead multiple projects through a complex development program
  • Handles tight timelines and stress in a constructive manner
  • High attention to detail, with the ability to create clear and concise technical documentation



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COMPANY: ArcherDX, Inc. -

ArcherDX is advancing molecular diagnostics with a robust technology platform for genetic mutation detection by next-generation sequencing. By combining patented Anchored Multiplex PCR (AMP™) chemistry in an easy-to-use, lyophilized format and powerful bioinformatics software, the Archer® platform enhance genetic mutation identification. ArcherDX provides oncology-focused research products and is pursuing regulatory approval for multiple companion diagnostic assays. ArcherDX is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at and follow @ArcherDXInc on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.