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Biosensor Scientist/ Senior Scientist

Xaira Therapeutics

Xaira Therapeutics

Los Angeles, CA, USA · Brisbane, Australia
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
About The Role

We are seeking a highly motivated Biosensor expert to join our team and play a key role in the development and application of biosensor technology for high-throughput assays. In this role, you will leverage your expertise in biosensors and experience with high-throughput assays to design, optimize, and implement novel assays for various applications.

About You

You are an enthusiastic protein biochemist who takes pride in your bench execution skills. Your passion lies in drug discovery and developing novel treatments for patients. You are conscientious, detail-oriented, and organized. Collaboration comes naturally to you, and you thrive in a fast-paced environment and pushing the boundaries of what is possible is the norm.

What You'll Do And Learn

  • Design and develop novel biosensor assays for high-throughput screening applications
  • Optimize assay performance parameters such as sensitivity, specificity, and dynamic range
  • Implement and validate high-throughput biosensor assays for various applications
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues associated with biosensor assays
  • Stay current with the latest advancements in biosensor technology and high-throughput assays
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations to communicate assay development progress and results
  • Utilize automation systems to ensure efficient and precise execution of experiments
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of experiments, protocols, and results in accordance with company standards and regulatory requirements
  • Interpret and present scientific findings at research meetings. Provide scientific input and propose follow-up experiments
  • Collaborate and communicate across diverse research teams to successfully achieve scientific goals
  • Contribute to scientific publications, patents, and presentations to disseminate research findings both internally and externally


  • Strong experience in designing and optimizing high-throughput assays
  • Hands on experience with various biosensor technologies such as SPR and BLI
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and solve complex technical problems
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Bachelor and/or Master of Science degree in biochemistry, or relevant field with 7+ years of industrial experience or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or a related field with 3+ years of industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in using automation to generate high throughput binding data and curating the data set
  • Experience in determining membrane protein interactions
  • Experience using LIMS and Benchling systems


The specific compensation package for this role depends on experience, qualifications and level. Xaira Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We anticipate the compensation range to be $94,000 to $150,000 per year. We thrive on diversity and collaboration, and we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.