Jobs

FloodLAMP is searching for hardworking, mission-driven people to add to our rapidly expanding team. See below for some of our currently open positions. Don’t see one that fits you? Drop us a line and let us know how you think you can help!

Experienced with DNA or RNA bioassays, such nucleic acid extraction, PCR or isothermal amplification? Interested in Open Science? Want to help bring an end to the COVID pandemic through large-scale testing? FloodLAMP Biotechnologies is seeking highly motivated scientists experienced in molecular assay development to play key roles in advancing our highly sensitive, ultra-low-cost screening program. As a Public Benefit Corporation, FloodLAMP is dedicated to making reliable, affordable molecular testing accessible to everyone. To accomplish that goal, we are taking an open, collaborative approach toward expanding the world’s testing infrastructure. Rather than keeping our work proprietary, we are openly publishing our protocols (including sample pooling and RT-LAMP). Additionally, we are working hard to develop validation materials and best practices to support any lab that wishes to implement ours and other “open source” testing programs. Ready to make a big difference? Join us at our lab in San Carlos to help make infectious disease diagnostics accessible to all.
How You’ll Contribute:
  • Optimize and validate molecular assays.
  • Design in-line quality control measures and assay monitoring strategies.
  • Improve assay workflows for reliability and throughput.
  • Bring up new characterization protocols using commercial kits.
  • Support collaborations and pilots.
  • Train and mentor other team members.
  • Work with engineers and clinical lab scientists to transfer assay technology.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • High level of comfort working in a fast-paced, mission-driven, startup environment
  • M.S. with 3+ years of relevant experience (preferably in molecular diagnostics), or Ph.D. with 0+ years of relevant experience. Degree should be in molecular biology, biotechnology or equivalent.
  • Expertise with RNA extraction methods, nucleic acid amplification methods (LAMP and/or PCR), and automation platforms.
  • Experience with clinical assay development, CLIA, or IVD environments is a plus.
Physical Requirements:
  • Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing
  • Must be able to visually monitor lab activities
  • Work is generally performed in a lab or with moderate noise levels
To Apply:
Please email your CV/resume to jobs@floodlamp.bio with the subject line “Molecular Assay Scientist.”

FloodLAMP Biotechnologies is seeking a Lab Supervisor to oversee the day-to-day activities of our lab as we work to halt the spread of COVID-19 through wide-scale screening.

As a Public Benefit Corporation, FloodLAMP is dedicated to drastically increasing the availability of high-quality COVID-19 screening programs and making them accessible to all communities. To accomplish that goal, we are pairing highly sensitive RT-LAMP protocols with sample pooling to achieve high throughput at an ultra low cost.

How You’ll Contribute:
  • Supervise lab personnel
  • Oversee the safe and efficient collection, analysis, and implementation of lab data
  • Develop methods and protocols for documentation and SOPs
  • Remain accessible to lab personnel at all times that testing is performed, providing consultation and helping to resolve technical problems
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • 2+ years of experience managing a lab team
  • Strong background in molecular biology, biotechnology, or equivalent
  • Expertise with RNA extraction methods (LAMP and/or PCR) and automation platforms
  • Experience with product development, CLIA, or IVD environments is a plus
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in our San Carlos, CA lab
  • Subject to COVID-19 screening
  • Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing
  • Must be able to visually monitor lab activities
  • Work is generally performed in a lab environment with moderate noise levels
To Apply:

Please email your CV/resume to jobs@floodlamp.bio with the subject line “Laboratory Supervisor”

FloodLAMP is seeking a mission-driven COO and/or Program Director to help us end the COVID-19 pandemic through massively scalable screening. This capability is needed for future pandemic preparation and will have far-reaching benefits in healthcare globally. We are a public benefit corporation dedicated to Open Science and the public good. We believe in the power of an “open source” movement to democratize the diagnostics industry and ensure widespread, timely access to these important public health tools.
How You’ll Contribute:
  • Work with the executive team on high-level strategy for FloodLAMP programs and the larger Open Diagnostics movement.
  • Assist in fundraising from impact investors, foundations, corporate partners and government sources.
  • Drive the growth and evolution of the company through strategic partnerships, products, communications, and advocacy.
  • Help plan and execute the development, manufacturing, and worldwide sales of FloodLAMP’s IVD kits.
  • Analyze internal operations and identify areas of process enhancement.
  • Represent the firm with clients, investors, scientific collaborators, and business/advocacy partners.
  • Develop investor presentations, management presentations, and corporate communications.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • A passion for public good and a tendency to think Big Picture. Experience raising capital, rapidly scaling up businesses, and leading the development/launch of new products.
  • Strong communications skills, including the ability to build mission-driven coalitions with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and analysis.
  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Officer or relevant role preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of the diagnostics, medical devices, or other healthcare-related field preferred.
  • Experience setting up or managing a life sciences laboratory a plus
To Apply:
Please email your CV/resume to jobs@floodlamp.bio with the subject line “COO / Program Director.”

We are seeking a highly motivated Clinical Lab Director with molecular experience to help us build our ambitious COVID-19 screening program. This may be a part-time, full-time, on-site, or remote position.

As a Public Benefit Corporation, FloodLAMP is dedicated to making high-quality molecular testing accessible to everyone. One way we are doing this is by providing schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses with access to our ultra-low-cost, highly scalable, pooled screening programs (anchored around a clinically-validated LAMP assay). Through frequent, repeated testing of asymptomatic populations, we can enable local communities to safely return to schools and workplaces while preventing new outbreaks.

How You’ll Contribute:
  • Assist the FloodLAMP team in bringing up a clinical lab for CLIA certification
  • Assume responsibility for the overall operation and administration of the lab, including ensuring the competency of all laboratory personnel
  • Lead validation studies
  • Develop and oversee QA/QS programs and documentation
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • High level of comfort working in a fast-paced, mission-driven, startup environment
  • Earned doctoral degree in laboratory science
  • Certification by one or more relevant HHS-approved boards
  • California Clinical Laboratory Director license (or ability to apply for one)
To Apply:

Please email your CV/resume to jobs@floodlamp.bio with the subject line “Clinical Lab Director.”

Experienced with DNA or RNA bioassays, such nucleic acid extraction, PCR or isothermal amplification? Interested in Open Science? Want to help bring an end to the COVID pandemic through large-scale testing? FloodLAMP Biotechnologies is seeking Clinical Lab Assistants with molecular assay experience to help us build out our ambitious COVID-19 screening program. As a Public Benefit Corporation, FloodLAMP is dedicated to making high-quality molecular testing accessible to everyone via our ultra-low-cost, highly scalable, pooled screening programs (anchored around a clinically-validated LAMP assay). Through frequent, repeated testing of asymptomatic populations, we can enable local communities to safely return to schools and workplaces while preventing new outbreaks.
How You’ll Contribute:
  • Assist the Clinical Lab Director and Lab Technicians with RNA extraction, LAMP, and PCR
  • Receive, track, process, and store clinical samples
  • Perform the lab’s QA/QS procedures, maintain documentation, and report problems to supervisors in a timely manner
  • Maintain accurate lab records
  • Track inventory and order supplies
  • Perform other duties as needed
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • High level of comfort working in a fast-paced, mission-driven, startup environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least six months of related laboratory experience and/or training, preferably including hands-on experience with molecular assays
  • Strong understanding of good lab safety practices and regulatory compliance
  • California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License (or ability to apply for one)
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in our San Carlos, CA lab
  • Subject to COVID-19 screening
  • Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing
  • Must be able to visually monitor lab activities
  • Work is generally performed in a lab or with moderate noise levels
To Apply:
Please email your CV/resume to jobs@floodlamp.bio with the subject line “Clinical Lab Assistant.”

FloodLAMP Biotechnologies is a rapidly growing Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to making high-quality COVID-19 testing accessible to all via our innovative screening programs and research lab collaborations.

We are seeking nimble, mission-driven project managers to help us bring our vision for ultra-low-cost, highly scalable COVID screening to life. Successful candidates will be natural self-starters who move quickly to find solutions and are comfortable adapting to rapidly changing needs, wearing multiple hats, and breaking new ground.

How You’ll Contribute:
  • Identify and develop solutions where precedents and procedures may not exist.
  • Work cross-functionally to set goals and timelines and to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Provide the executive team with info and analysis to assist in strategic planning.
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders including schools, public health agencies, manufacturers, nonprofit organizations, and research labs.
  • Provide vision and guidance for project teams and external stakeholders, informed by FloodLAMP’s mission and core strategies.
  • Work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • 3+ years of project management experience, preferably in new product development or public health
  • Experience with supply chains and logistics
  • Excellent collaboration skills and a demonstrated ability to develop lasting, productive partnerships with clients and vendors
To Apply:

Please email your CV/resume to jobs@floodlamp.bio with the subject line “Project Manager.”