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Vacancy: Application Specialist

About Zyomyx: Zyomyx, Inc., is an innovator in the development and commercialization of proprietary diagnostic platforms. The company will be launching a point-of-care test for CD4 to guide HIV/AIDS treatment in resource limited settings.

For HIV/AIDS patients, CD4 cell count is both the gating parameter to treatment initiation and the marker for treatment effectiveness. Without adequate CD4 count technology, national and World Health Organization (WHO) mandated guidelines cannot be followed resulting in fewer people starting treatment.

This simple and inexpensive CD4 T-cell point-of-care test is configured to especially meet the demanding specifications for use in low and middle income countries. It will increase access to treatment for millions of people by providing a quantitative cell count in the clinically relevant range.

Zyomyx is seeking a talented and motivated Application Specialist to support the company’s goals of cultivating a successful business and improving health outcomes for millions of HIV positive patients globally.

Job Description

The Application Specialists primary responsibility will be to provide on-site training to laboratory personnel to support Zyomyx clinical trial program globally.

The Specialist will work with commercial operations to help inform training materials and programs based on this field experience.

Over time the position will transition from a clinical trial focus to a training focus working with commercial operations to support broad implementation of the CD4 test.

This will include providing feedback on the curriculum, presenting at training seminars and travelling throughout Africa to support national scale-up.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in an R&D or clinical environment with background knowledge of cellular biology, common biological assays and diagnostic development processes. Experience implementing and designing training programs is ideal with an entrepreneurial spirit interested in growing with the organization.

An understanding of correlation, Bland/Altman plots, sensitivity, specificity in addition to proficiency using statistical software such as MS-Access, EpiInfo, Stata and R programming (or similar statistical software) is a plus. A willingness to support field testing activities and travel internationally including Sub-Saharan Africa up to 50% of the time is required.

Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills are required with experience training small and large groups of people a plus. Proficiency in MS word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Candidate must be a self-starter, fast learner, detail-oriented, motivated, thoughtful individual with a strong work ethic who is capable of working independently, collaborating well within a team and between departments. B.S. in biological sciences or a related field required.

Candidates based in Africa are preferred. Candidates to work on a consulting basis will be welcomed

Zyomyx is a privately funded biotech company focused on the development of cell based point-of-care diagnostic products.

The company is located, in Fremont, CA, in a high-tech business park right next to the East end of the Dumbarton Bridge.

Zyomyx is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applicants should send a CV by e-mail only to: before the end of day on 11/10/13.

Please use the same e-mail address for any enquiry or questions.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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