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PCR, dPCR, qPCR Scientist 

About the Organization Acutis ( is a specialized medical laboratory that complements its hard science with the soft skills of its support teams. This combination allows practitioners to diagnose and treat with greater confidence and with ease.

At Acutis Diagnostics, we are dedicated to providing accurate and reliable clinical diagnostics services to healthcare providers, patients, and communities. As a leading laboratory specializing in toxicology testing and molecular-based PCR tests, we are committed to delivering timely and precise results that aid in patient care and treatment decisions.

Founded on the principles of thorough, exact, consistent results, Acutis Diagnostics leverages cutting-edge technology and the expertise of our highly skilled team to deliver exceptional service and support to our clients.

We understand the critical role diagnostic testing plays in healthcare, and we prioritize quality and accuracy in every step of our process. Whether it's toxicology screening to detect substance abuse or molecular PCR testing for infectious diseases, we strive for excellence in every test we perform.

Above all, our mission at Acutis Diagnostics is to improve patient outcomes and enhance public health through advanced diagnostic solutions. We are proud to be at the forefront of clinical diagnostics, contributing to the advancement of medicine and the well-being of patients at large.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Resposibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Set up a quantitative and digital PCR (qPCR and dPCR) lab with needed instruments, equipment, and consumables.
  • Evaluate standard and emerging technologies and platforms for qPCR and dPCR.
  • Develop and validate off-shelf and customized single-analyte and multiplex PCR assays and conduct all needed bench work.
  • Extract DNA and RNA from different types of samples including FFPE, fresh tissues, blood, PBMCs, buccal swab and/or saliva using manual and automatic procedures, and isolate buffy coat or PBMCs from whole blood.
  • Draft lab manuals to assure proper sample collection, processing, transportation, and storage.
  • Search sources and procure biological samples and check quality of reference and human samples acquired for assay validation.
  • Draft and follow SOPs and perform work in accordance with all applicable Good Clinical Practice rules and regulations including CLIA regulations and CAP guidelines.
  • Compile, organize and interpret assay validation data and draft validation reports.
  • Interact and collaborate with NGS and molecular pathology functions within Acutis.
  • Provide consultation and address client questions in real time.
  • Manage the budget and resources allocated for a project.
Position Requirements


  • PhD or MSc degree in one of the biological sciences.


  • PhD with 3+ or MSc with 5+ years of experience in qPCR and dPCR at a clinical laboratory, Pharma/Biotech, or an academic institution.
  • Experience in human samples processing and DNA/RNA extraction.
  • Experience in off-shelf kits as well as customized assays.
  • Self-organized and operate effectively without significant day-to-day oversight, while following instructions from an upper level.
  • Collaborative and teamwork skills.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

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