Careers

Spear Bio is building out its commercial and technical teams to help bring our solutions to market. To that end, we are looking for top talent with clinical diagnostics industry experience and functional experiences including R&D, Product Development, Business Development, and Product Management. ​

See Available Positions Below.

Available Positions

Research Associate/ Research Assistant

ABOUT US:

Spear Bio is a young, well-funded start up company based in Woburn, Massachusetts. At Spear Bio Inc., we are passionate about empowering patients, testing labs, and clinicians to expand wellness testing and clinical diagnostics. Wellness self-testing and telemedicine-based diagnostics are quickly growing trends. Both increasingly rely on the ability to quantify miniscule amounts of protein biomarkers from at-home collected samples. Platform technologies that enable ultrasensitive detection from small sample volumes and fit into existing workflows for sample collection, processing, and detection, are needed to enable these highly-valued trends.

Our team is growing quickly as we develop new products and workflows to enable greater access to ultrasensitive protein diagnostics.

Research Assistant/Research Associate

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a research assistant/associate level candidate who has a strong scientific background and desire to be at the forefront of research to join our R&D team. The Research Assistant/Associate will work under immediate supervision, and typically will report to a supervisor or manager. A BS degree or above and 1-2 years of experience in the field of immunoassays, molecular diagnostics or in a related area is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management
  • Executes assay workflows with a focus on high-throughput, semi-automated platforms
  • Assists in optimizing methods for handling and processing various types of clinical samples for assay development
  • Assists in biochemistry development including protein conjugation and purification.
  • Requests or acquires equipment or supplies necessary for various projects
  • Travels to field sites to train collaborators and customers
  • Collects and records data as need for various projects
  • May set up, calibrate and maintain laboratory and/or field research equipment, as specified by the requirements of various projects
  • May train, lead or guide the work of a junior research assistant
  • May need to prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Requirements:
Role-Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline plus minimum 2 years working in an academic or industry lab; OR
  • Masters degree with related research experience
  • Hands-on work experience with immunoassays (bulk and single-molecule methods) is strongly preferred
  • Hands-on experience with qPCR experimentation is strongly preferred
  • Hands-on experience with protein labeling biochemistry is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with HPLC and FPLC techniques is preferred
  • Proficiency in a variety of other molecular biology techniques is preferred

General requirements

  • Self-motivated and ability to perform complex tasks in an effective manner
  • Ability to follow instruction, learn, and grow in a mentorship setting
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Desire to learn about and implement new technologies
  • Ability to travel within United States

We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, strong benefits, a great work environment and the opportunity to enter a high-growth startup company on the ground floor. We are recruiting candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers and are excited by the prospect of- and the effort involved in- building an industry-leading enterprise.

Spear Bio Inc. provides equal opportunity in employment to all persons. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical/mental disability. We encourage women and minorities to apply for this position.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to Careers@spear.bio

Field Application Scientist

ABOUT US:

Spear Bio is a young, well-funded start up company based in Woburn, Massachusetts. At Spear Bio Inc., we are passionate about empowering patients, testing labs, and clinicians to expand wellness testing and clinical diagnostics. Wellness self-testing and telemedicine-based diagnostics are quickly growing trends. Both increasingly rely on the ability to quantify miniscule amounts of protein biomarkers from at-home collected samples. Platform technologies that enable ultrasensitive detection from small sample volumes and fit into existing workflows for sample collection, processing, and detection, are needed to enable these highly-valued trends.

Our team is growing quickly as we develop new products and workflows to enable greater access to ultrasensitive protein diagnostics. 

Field Application Scientist

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Business Development, the Field Application Scientist is responsible for the success of Spear’s customers by supporting their training, providing technical support, and generating application / work-flow data and protocols to help customers see the value in the product. This role is a commercial and outward facing role and will participate in driving sales and supporting existing customers. The Field Application Scientist will be expected to develop relationships with key customers and KOLs and generate data and application notes that can be used in the sales process. The Field Application Scientist will be expected to be an expert on the product and how customers are applying said product.

Responsibilities:

  • Own customer success in setting up assay and troubleshooting issues
  • Drive sales process by demo’ing the product to customers and educating them on work-flow requirements
  • Work with external partners, customers, and KOLs to develop new data / application notes and new work-flows and assay solutions for customers.
  • Understand customer key pain points and relay information / VOC back to the Marketing and Product Development teams.
  • Work closely with external partners and KOLs on strategic engagements and projects.
  • Be a thought leader in the field and represent Spear Bio at conferences, trade-shows, and academic lectures.

Requirements

  • MS/PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology.
  • 5 years progressive IVD / Diagnostics experience, assay/molecular biology application development / field applications experience.
  • Commercial experience with ability to travel (up to 40%)
  • Great communicator, including solid written, oral and presentation-giving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently, with entrepreneurial initiative and good business judgment

We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, strong benefits, a great work environment and the opportunity to enter a high-growth startup company on the ground floor. We are recruiting candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers and are excited by the prospect of- and the effort involved in- building an industry-leading enterprise.

Spear Bio Inc. provides equal opportunity in employment to all persons. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical/mental disability. We encourage women and minorities to apply for this position.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to Careers@spear.bio

Office Manager

ABOUT US:

Spear Bio is a young, well-funded start up company based in Woburn, Massachusetts. At Spear Bio Inc., we are passionate about empowering patients, testing labs, and clinicians to expand wellness testing and clinical diagnostics. Wellness self-testing and telemedicine-based diagnostics are quickly growing trends. Both increasingly rely on the ability to quantify miniscule amounts of protein biomarkers from at-home collected samples. Platform technologies that enable ultrasensitive detection from small sample volumes and fit into existing workflows for sample collection, processing, and detection, are needed to enable these highly-valued trends.

Our team is growing quickly as we develop new products and workflows to enable greater access to ultrasensitive protein diagnostics.

 

Office Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Office Manager is a multi-tasker who can work independently, performing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative duties to support the Company. The Office Manager is expected to communicate well with all contacts, anticipate, and resolve issues, and update your team members regarding various projects. Responsibilities will include all administrative tasks related to Office Admin and Human Resources.

You will provide consistent, high-level general administrative and project support to the CEO and other members of the Senior Leadership Team.  You will be responsible for acting as a professional liaison with internal executives and leaders and high-level external contacts including the Board of Directors.

Provide general office support to the Founder and other Managers in the office.

  • Assists with maintaining a smooth running, comfortable, pleasant, and safe work environment. Monitors office supplies including kitchen supplies, stationary supplies, and small office equipment and furniture. Orders as needed.
  • Answers the company phone and forwards messages as needed.
  • Assists COO/Building Manager with scheduling and coordination of maintenance activities.
  • Primary contact with our external vendors; handles communication and requests as needed.
  • Monitors costs of office supplies, equipment, and supplier contracts. Looks for cost effective solutions
  • Makes company travel arrangements. Handles requests regarding travel, dinner reservations, or entertainment for the Executive team. Arranges travel and associated plans for employees traveling to vendor sites or company meetings and training.
  • Arranges catering for internal events and onsite business meetings.
  • Provides administrative support to the Executive team as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple interests. Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
  • The ideal candidate will have a college degree and/or a minimum of three plus years administration experience, in a fast-paced environment. Computer literacy a must, with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Qualifications:

  • Hold a High School Diploma.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative.
  • Exhibit a personality that demonstrates interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use computers for email, word processing, data management.
  • Meet such alternatives to the above qualifications as the CEO/CTO may find appropriate and acceptable.

 

We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, strong benefits, a great work environment and the opportunity to enter a high-growth startup company on the ground floor. We are recruiting candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers and are excited by the prospect of- and the effort involved in- building an industry-leading enterprise.

Spear Bio Inc. provides equal opportunity in employment to all persons. No person shall be denied equal access because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical/mental disability. We encourage women and minorities to apply for this position.

 

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