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Join us in our quest!

Mercy BioAnalytics is on a mission to improve and save the lives of people across the globe through the early detection of cancer, when it is most curable.

We’ve developed a process which uses nano-particles that are extraordinarily abundant in blood and carry information about their parent cell – known as extracellular vesicles, or EVs – to detect stage I cancer. We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to join us in realizing this vision.

Open Positions

Director of Clinical Affairs

Provide strategic direction and oversight for all aspects of the clinical study process, including collaborations to ensure a successful clinical validation program.

Position Details

Who are we? 

Mercy BioAnalytics is a diagnostics company dedicated to discovering, developing, and commercializing liquid-biopsy assays to detect cancer at its earliest stages. We employ a novel approach for the early detection of cancer using readouts from individual extracellular vesicles. Our first assay, the Mercy Halo Ovarian Cancer, is in development and seeks to become the first recommended screening blood test for ovarian cancer. In the coming two years, we will begin parallel efforts to develop a blood test for lung and other cancers. We have raised substantial funding toward this end and have moved into a brand-new, 2000-square-foot laboratory located at ABI LABS in Natick, MA. We are looking to expand our team with motivated and skilled scientists passionate about the early detection of cancer.

What’s in it for you? 

You will be joining us on one of our century’s biggest challenges: developing the first pan-cancer blood screening test with high sensitivity and ultra-high specificity for cancer screening of the global population. Working with us will push your intellectual limits and help you grow in numerous ways. Mercy BioAnalytics offers a truly exceptional work environment built on teamwork, mutual respect, and a mission-driven passion for saving lives and minimizing human suffering by developing assays to detect cancer early when it is most easily cured. Mercy offers competitive pay and benefits packages, including health, vision, and dental care, vacation time, sick time, and a 401K plan.

What will you be doing? (Scientist)

As a senior scientist at Mercy Bio, you will serve a vital role in developing and validating our cancer screening tests. Responsibilities include designing and conducting wet-lab experiments to develop, validate, and trouble-shoot a multi-cancer blood test. You will be responsible for leading an effort to screen thousands of biomarker combinations on single extracellular vesicles. This role requires everything from experimental design to documenting, analyzing, and communicating results. Leveraging every member of our team’s perspectives and brilliance, we not only improve our technology but feel that this creates a stimulating and rewarding environment.

What are we looking for? 

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Biology, or a related field required
  • Experience designing immunoassays and/or molecular assays
  • 3+ years of experience in an academic or biotech wet lab
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring junior lab staff
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Proficiency in Python or another programming language to facilitate analyzing and communicating complex experimental data preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How will you grow with us? 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a young, fast-paced biotech company. You will drive the wet-lab experiments behind our assays, gaining valuable R&D experience, and seeing your work translate into a tangible impact on patients. As Mercy Bio grows and our assay becomes adopted, there will be bountiful opportunities for career growth. Given the size of our company, every employee is vital and has the opportunity to guide and shape Mercy BioAnalytics’ future.

Bioinformatician/Data Manager

Developing the underlying data analysis pipelines and information management systems for our cancer screening test development program.

Position Details

Who are we? 

Mercy BioAnalytics is a diagnostics company dedicated to discovering, developing, and commercializing liquid-biopsy assays to detect cancer at its earliest stages. We employ a novel approach for the early detection of cancer using readouts from individual extracellular vesicles. Our first assay, the Mercy Halo Ovarian Cancer test, is in development and seeks to become the first recommended screening blood test for ovarian cancer. In the coming two years, we will begin parallel efforts to develop a blood test for lung and other cancers. We have raised substantial funding toward this end and have moved into a brand-new, 2000-square-foot laboratory located at ABI LABS in Natick, MA. We are looking to expand our team with motivated and skilled scientists passionate about the early detection of cancer.

What’s in it for you? 

You will be joining us on one of our century’s biggest challenges: developing the first multi-cancer blood screening test with high sensitivity and ultra-high specificity for cancer screening of the global population. Working with us will push your intellectual limits and help you grow in numerous ways. Mercy BioAnalytics offers a truly exceptional work environment built on teamwork, mutual respect, and a mission-driven passion for saving lives and minimizing human suffering by developing assays to detect cancer early when it is most easily cured. Mercy offers competitive pay and benefits packages, including health, vision, and dental care, vacation time, sick time, and a 401K plan. 

What will you be doing?

As a Bioinformatician/Data Manager at Mercy Bio, you will serve a vital role in developing the underlying data analysis pipelines and information management systems for our cancer screening test development program. Responsibilities include designing pipelines for analyzing and reporting experimental and clinical trial data. You are encouraged to contribute intellectually to the development of our blood test by guiding critical decision-making processes using rigorous statistical analysis. By leveraging every member of our team’s perspectives and brilliance, we not only improve our technology but feel that this creates a stimulating and rewarding environment.

What are we looking for? 

  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field required
  • 5+ years of related experience required
  • Experience with custom-built algorithms and/or informatics pipelines to analyze raw data and compile assay results and presenting them to others
  • Experience with developing and managing a clinical laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Understanding of statistical principles associated with designing and executing  biomarker validation/diagnostics performance studies supported by industry standard software packages 

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in working with external vendors to customize software solutions for internal use
  • Experience analyzing laboratory workflows and creating associated data documentation pathways
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with major statistical computing packages preferred (SAS, R)
  • Experience with commonly used coding languages (C++, PERL, Python)
  • Experience managing successful projects to on-time completion
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience effectively collaborating with a variety of internal scientists and external collaborators

At Mercy BioAnalytics, we are looking for people who have the intellectual creativity, work ethic, generosity of spirit, and humility to work together with us as a team. We encourage you to visit www.mercybio.com to learn more about us. If our research and ethos resonate with you, we would love to hear from you. 

How will you grow with us? 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a young, fast-paced biotech company. You will drive the data analysis pipeline behind our assays, gaining valuable R&D experience, and seeing your work translate into a tangible impact on patients. As Mercy Bio grows and our assay becomes adopted, there will be bountiful opportunities for career growth. Given the size of our company, every employee is vital and has the opportunity to guide and shape Mercy BioAnalytics’ future.

Computational Biologist

Create algorithms to identify biomarker combinations that our team will interrogate in EVs and perform statistical analysis of data from large patient studies.

Position Details

Who are we?

Mercy Bioanalytics is an early-stage diagnostics company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of minimally invasive, liquid-biopsy assays to detect cancer at its earliest stages. We employ a novel approach for the early detection of cancer using individual extracellular vesicle analysis. Our first assay, the Mercy Halo Ovarian Cancer, is in development and seeks to become the first recommended screening test for one of the deadliest forms of cancer. In the coming year, we will begin parallel efforts to develop other cancer assays, targeting the creation of a pan-cancer test. Towards this end, we have raised substantial funding and have moved into a brand-new laboratory located at ABI LABS in Natick, MA. We are looking to expand our team with motivated scientists who are as passionate about the early detection of cancer as we are.

What’s in it for you?

You will be joining us on one of the biggest challenges of our century: developing the first pan-cancer blood screening test with high sensitivity and ultra-high specificity for yearly cancer screening of the global population. Working with us will push your intellectual limits and help you grow in numerous ways. Mercy BioAnalytics offers a truly exceptional work environment built on teamwork, mutual respect, and a mission-driven passion to save lives and minimize human suffering by developing assays to detect cancer early, when it is most easily cured. Mercy offers competitive pay and benefits packages, including health, vision, and dental care, vacation time, sick time, and a 401K plan.

What will you be doing? (Computational Biologist)

As a computational biologist at Mercy Bio, you will create algorithms to identify biomarker combinations that our team will interrogate in extracellular vesicles and perform statistical analysis of data from large patient studies. Your biomarker discovery work will directly inform the creation of our cancer assays. Throughout this process, you are expected and encouraged to contribute intellectually to our understanding of biomarkers expressed on extracellular vesicles – brainstorming meetings are held at least weekly and all team members are encouraged to participate. By leveraging the perspectives and brilliance of every member or our team, we not only improve our technology but feel that this creates a stimulating and rewarding environment for everyone.

What are we looking for?

  • The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as computer science, engineering, bioinformatics), or in biology with a strong quantitative background.
  • Develop data-based strategies, write new algorithms or utilize existing ones, and deploy computational tools for the analysis of large proteomic and sequencing data sets.
  • Explore novel data visualization tools, with emphasis on integrating diverse data types.
  • Fast learner, analytical thinker, creative, hands-on, highly collaborative team-player.
  • Background in statistics and computer science is preferred.
  • Proficiency in R and at least one modern programming language, such as Python or C++, is required.
  • Proficiency in bioinformatics pipelines, ranging from fastq processing to differential analysis.
  • Strong communication skills.

How will you grow with us?

In this role, you will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a young, fast-paced biotech company. You will help develop the algorithms behind our assays, gaining valuable R&D experience and seeing your work translate into a tangible impact on patients. As Mercy Bio grows and our assay becomes adopted, there will be bountiful opportunities for career growth. Given the size of our company, every employee is vital and has the opportunity to guide and shape Mercy BioAnalytics’ future.

Scientist

You will be responsible for leading an effort to screen thousands of biomarker combinations on single extracellular vesicles.

Position Details

Who are we? 

Mercy BioAnalytics is a diagnostics company dedicated to discovering, developing, and commercializing liquid-biopsy assays to detect cancer at its earliest stages. We employ a novel approach for the early detection of cancer using readouts from individual extracellular vesicles. Our first assay, the Mercy Halo Ovarian Cancer, is in development and seeks to become the first recommended screening blood test for ovarian cancer. In the coming two years, we will begin parallel efforts to develop a blood test for lung and other cancers. We have raised substantial funding toward this end and have moved into a brand-new, 2000-square-foot laboratory located at ABI LABS in Natick, MA. We are looking to expand our team with motivated and skilled scientists passionate about the early detection of cancer.

What’s in it for you? 

You will be joining us on one of our century’s biggest challenges: developing the first pan-cancer blood screening test with high sensitivity and ultra-high specificity for cancer screening of the global population. Working with us will push your intellectual limits and help you grow in numerous ways. Mercy BioAnalytics offers a truly exceptional work environment built on teamwork, mutual respect, and a mission-driven passion for saving lives and minimizing human suffering by developing assays to detect cancer early when it is most easily cured. Mercy offers competitive pay and benefits packages, including health, vision, and dental care, vacation time, sick time, and a 401K plan.

What will you be doing? (Scientist)

As a senior scientist at Mercy Bio, you will serve a vital role in developing and validating our cancer screening tests. Responsibilities include designing and conducting wet-lab experiments to develop, validate, and trouble-shoot a multi-cancer blood test. You will be responsible for leading an effort to screen thousands of biomarker combinations on single extracellular vesicles. This role requires everything from experimental design to documenting, analyzing, and communicating results. Leveraging every member of our team’s perspectives and brilliance, we not only improve our technology but feel that this creates a stimulating and rewarding environment.

What are we looking for? 

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Biology, or a related field required
  • Experience designing immunoassays and/or molecular assays
  • 3+ years of experience in an academic or biotech wet lab
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring junior lab staff
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Proficiency in Python or another programming language to facilitate analyzing and communicating complex experimental data preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How will you grow with us? 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a young, fast-paced biotech company. You will drive the wet-lab experiments behind our assays, gaining valuable R&D experience, and seeing your work translate into a tangible impact on patients. As Mercy Bio grows and our assay becomes adopted, there will be bountiful opportunities for career growth. Given the size of our company, every employee is vital and has the opportunity to guide and shape Mercy BioAnalytics’ future.

Associate Scientist

Perform experiments to develop prototype assays, and help execute larger clinical studies using banked and/or prospectively collected human plasma samples.

Position Details

Who are we?

Mercy Bioanalytics is an early-stage diagnostics company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of minimally invasive, liquid-biopsy assays that will detect cancer at its earliest stages. Our first assay, the Mercy Halo Ovarian Cancer assay, is in development and seeks to become the first recommended screening assay for one of the deadliest forms of cancer. In the coming months, we will begin parallel efforts to develop assays against additional cancer types including lung and pancreatic. Towards this end, we have raised substantial funding and have just moved into a brand new 2000 sq.ft. laboratory located at ABI LABS in Natick, MA. We are looking to expand our team with like-minded, motivated scientists who are as passionate about the early detection of cancer as we are.

What’s in it for you?  

In this role, you will work collaboratively with a small but highly motivated team of scientists to develop tests for early, non-invasive cancer diagnosis. Mercy BioAnalytics offers a truly exceptional work environment built on teamwork, mutual respect, and a mission-driven passion to save lives and minimize suffering by developing assays to detect cancer early, when it is most easily cured. Mercy offers competitive pay and benefits packages, including health, vision, and dental care, vacation time, sick time, and a 401K plan.

What will you be doing? (Associate Scientist)

As an associate scientist at Mercy Bio, you will be part of the R&D team that will develop assays against multiple cancer types. You will perform experiments to develop prototype assays, and as the tests mature, you will help execute larger clinical studies using banked and/or prospectively collected human plasma samples. Throughout this process, our Associate Scientists are expected and encouraged to contribute intellectually to assay development – brainstorming meetings are frequently at least weekly and all team members are encouraged to participate. By leveraging the perspectives and brilliance of every member or our team, we not only improve our technology but feel that this creates a stimulating and rewarding environment for everyone. 

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have completed a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in a Biology, Molecular Biology, Biological Engineering, or similar program. The successful candidate is expected to be fluent in standard molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, RT-PCR, immunoassays (such as ELISA, western blots, and flow cytometry), basic enzymatic techniques associated with DNA subcloning (ligation, restriction enzyme use, etc.), bacterial culture and subsequent mini- and maxi-preps, gel electrophoresis, and mammalian tissue culture. Experience with bioconjugation, size-exclusion chromatography, phage display, and protein engineering are not required but are desirable. Similarly, familiarity with python, data manipulations, and data mining large databases is also a bonus. 

At Mercy BioAnalytics, we are looking for people who have the intellectual creativity, work ethic, generosity of spirit, and humility to work together with us as a team. If our research and ethos resonate with you, we would love to hear from you.

How will you grow with us? 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a young, fast-paced biotech company. You would help develop our assays, and in so doing, gain valuable R&D experience. You will also gain experience in running studies with our academic collaborators and ultimately participate in running large clinical trials. As Mercy Bio grows and our assay becomes adopted, there would be additional opportunities for setting up, developing, and working in a Mercy Bio CLIA laboratory, as well as in the development of additional early cancer diagnosis assays. Given the size of our company, every individual is vitally important and everyone has the opportunity to guide and shape Mercy BioAnalytics’ future.

Ready To Make a Difference?

We are always looking for talented individuals who can contribute to our mission. If you’re passionate about detecting cancer when it’s most treatable and up for the challenge, contact us or send us your resume.