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 Research Director 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.

Research Director - In vitro Diagnostics

The Research Director leads the technical and scientific aspects of R&D and commercialization of the Company’s 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 Research Director will be the primary liaison with external scientific and medical advisors, collaborators, and technical service providers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads research and development for the commercialization of metabolomics-based in vitro diagnostics.
  • 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 product development plans in collaboration with executive management and other senior management colleagues.
  • Oversees biomarker discovery, characterization and validation, including sample acquisition, analytical analysis and bioinformatic analysis.
  • 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.
  • Develops and demonstrates extensive current knowledge of research, innovation and product development issues, opportunities and other external trends that have impact on the Company’s product pipeline.
  • Actively pursues, creates, and manages research and development processes to enhance the Company’s product portfolio and accelerate time to market.
  • Assists in the preparation of grant applications and reporting.
  • Supports patent applications and prosecution.
  • Performs additional related tasks, as required.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field
  • 3+ years of experience in LC-MS assays, metabolomics, biomarker discovery and validation, and bioinformatic analysis.
  • 4+ years of industry experience in the development of in vitro diagnostics is strongly preferred.
  • Outstanding project management skills including project budgeting.
  • Familiarity with medical device regulatory requirements and ISO-13485 is highly desirable.
  • Clinical study experience is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

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 "Research Director" in the subject line.