Metabolomic Technologies Inc. is a small but growing company developing metabolomics-based in vitro diagnostics for cancer and other diseases.  Our lead product PolypDx™ is a urine-based screening test for the detection of adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancer.  We are seeking a Senior Scientist to lead research and development of PolypDx™ and other future pipeline diagnostics.  This is an opportunity to join a small highly motivated team and make an impact on reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer and other important diseases.

Senior Scientist

The Senior Scientist leads the technical and scientific aspects of R&D for the Company’s metabolomics-based in vitro diagnostics. He/she is a member of the senior management team and is the internal subject matter expert in the development of metabolomics-based in vitro diagnostics. The Senior Scientist will be the primary liaison with external scientific and medical advisors, collaborators, and technical service providers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads research and development for metabolomics-based in vitro diagnostics.
  • Oversees biomarker discovery, characterization and validation, including sample acquisition, analytical analysis and bioinformatic analysis.
  • Provides leadership to the R&D team and works closely with personnel from other departments including regulatory affairs, quality assurance, intellectual property, and finance to achieve company goals.
  • Develops and implements research and development plans in collaboration with executive management and other senior management colleagues.
  • Is the internal subject matter expert in the development of metabolomics-based in vitro diagnostics.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key R&D partners including scientific advisors, collaborators, and service providers.
  • Oversees laboratory facilities and laboratory personnel.
  • Develops and manages R&D budgets.
  • Assists in the preparation of grant applications and reporting.
  • Supports patent applications and prosecution.
  • Performs additional related tasks, as required.


  • D. in a relevant scientific field
  • 5+ years of experience in LC-MS assays, metabolomics, biomarker discovery and validation, and bioinformatic analysis.
  • Outstanding project management skills including project budgeting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Industry experience and familiarity with medical device regulatory requirements and ISO-13485 is an asset.
  • Clinical study experience is desirable.

Working Conditions

  • General laboratory and office working conditions.
  • Travel to the United States to collaborator sites and conferences may be required.

Physical Requirements

  • None


MTI offers a health benefits plan, performance bonus and employee stock options.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV by email to: with "Senior Scientist" in the subject line.