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Food Safety Scientist - Tucson, AZ 85714 (Fairgrounds area)

PathogenDx Inc

$80,000 - $100,000 a year




Reports To: VP of Product Development

Part/Full Time: Full Time


PathogenDx, INC

Founded in 2014, PathogenDx Inc developed, validated and sold the only microbial testing product that detects human pathogens to the one colony forming unit (CFU) standard AND determines CFUs for Total Yeast and Mold, Total Aerobic Bacteria and 44 other microbials simultaneously, in under six hours. PathogenDx Inc is located in Tucson and Scottsdale Arizona with customers throughout the United States. Currently, PathogenDx Inc sells kits to the Botanical testing market and will eventually move into food, agriculture and water.


Reporting to Chief Scientist with the responsibility to run experiments using PCR technology, documenting conditions, results and able to discern issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  • Responsible for tasks assigned by supervisor
  • Responsible for setting up, documenting and recording experiments.
  • Responsible for working with both micro and molecular methods, specifically microarrays
  • Responsible for working closely with customers to deploy products in the field and to troubleshoot field related customer problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Responsible for multiple lab technicians

Measurement of Performance

  • The VP of Product Development will establish performance metrics for the Senior Scientist within the first thirty (30) days of employment.


  • Must have a PHD or equivalent in a Biotechnology, Food Safety, Molecular Biology or a related field and > 5 yrs of industrial experience
  • Experience would include plant pathology/genetics, microarray analysis and bioinformatics is a strong plus.
  • Food/Agriculture Testing Experience is preferred. Ideal experience with milk or milk products.
  • Experience with AOAC method validation is a plus.
  • Evidence for productivity in terms of patent authorship is a strong plus.
  • Experience in assembling and managing grant and contract development also highly encouraged.
  • Work independently on projects related to microarray hybridization and microarray analysis and must have demonstrated high level skills in problem solving and exceptional laboratory skills.
  • Work independently on projects related to optimization of microarray hybridization and microarray analysis and will work closely with customers to deploy PDX products in the field and to troubleshoot field related customer problems.


This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as

the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be

interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the rights to

add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make

reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of

the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing

between the Institution and its employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $80,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Food and Agriculture Testing: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Doctorate (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off


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