HistoWiz Senior Scientist in Long Island City, New York
HistoWiz is the largest online histopathology company based in New York City. Our mission is to help biomedical researchers find cures by accelerating histopathology and enabling global collaboration. We are looking for a Senior Scientist interested in joining us in our mission and making an impact in the scientific community.
Since inception in 2013, we have doubled our month-over-month sales, driven primarily by customer referrals. We are profitable, won numerous awards and are funded by prestigious investors, including Y-Combinator and Zhenfund. We are seasoned scientists with experience at leading academic institutions and have published high impact research in top journals of biomedicine.
HistoWiz has over 1,000 paying customers globally from top academic institutions (e.g. MSKCC, Harvard, Stanford, HHMI) and pharmaceutical companies (e.g. CRISPR, Johnson & Johnson, Regeneron). We process tissue specimens and digitize all of the results, hosting our client’s data on a proprietary platform, PathologyMapTM . This platform not only enables industry-leading turnaround time for diagnosis, but also online viewing, sharing and search.
We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Scientist to join our team. You will apply your expertise and skill in tissue-based advanced staining assays (immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and in-situ hybridization) to support the day to day operations of the Department, maintain high levels of quality control as well as help expand the products and services that we offer. You will also work closely with our IHC team to coordinate the completion of orders and communicate with our top clients in designing their projects.
This role is ideal for a team player who is ready for a lot of responsibility and problem-solving in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should be able to prioritize tasks efficiently, work independently, as well as collaborate with our team of engineers, pathologists, technicians and senior management to achieve Company milestones.
Research and review literature to find the best antibodies for IHC and IF
Perform IHC, IF and RNAScope
Oversee and perform biomarker and equipment validations
Troubleshoot quality issues and work with pathologists to QC slides
Communicate with our clients on a scientific level regarding their needs
Develop new protocols and assays
Coordinate in ordering supplies and maintain inventory for the IHC department
Write IHC validation reports for pharma clients
Maintain and write Standard Operating Procedures
Design experiments and interpret results, while thinking critically about research projects
Participate in project update meetings with clients
Maintain accurate work records and document all progress in our Laboratory Information Systems
Maintain laboratory organization and team priorities to complete projects with client-expected turnaround time.
Design and recommend processes, systems, and operational changes to increase efficiency and effectiveness
Attend conferences, give presentations and network within the scientific community
Apply for grants and publish as needed
PhD in scientific field (e.g. cancer biology, neuroscience, immunology)
3+ years experience with animal models of human disease
First-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals or funded grants
Experience optimizing antibody conditions and troubleshooting IHC/IF assays
Experience with multiplex IHC/IF assays a plus
Excellent communication skills and works well in a team environment
Experience in project management and working with pathologists
Experience planning, developing protocols, executing and writing reports for histology studies
Experience with Leica Biosystems Bond autostainer and ISH
IHC assay development experience in Pharma/Biotech
Experience in QC and image analysis using automated software such as HALO
100% coverage on employee health, vision and dental insurance, partial coverage for family
NY Commuter benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Retirement planning (401k)
3 weeks PTO
Team building events outside of the office