Scientist Position @ T2 Biosystems - Lexington, MA - USA

NMR Scientist Job Description

T2 Biosystems, founded in 2006 by renowned scientists from MIT and Mass General Hospital, is an in vitrodiagnostic company that has developed an innovative and proprietary technology platform that offers a rapid, sensitive and simple alternative to existing diagnostic methodologies. We are using our T2 MagneticResonance platform, or T2MR, to develop a broad set of applications aimed at reducing mortality rates, improving patient outcomes and reducing the cost of healthcare by helping medical professionals maketargeted treatment decisions earlier. T2MR enables rapid detection of pathogens, biomarkers and other abnormalities in a variety of unpurified patient sample types, including whole blood, and can detect cellulartargets as limits of detection as low as one colony forming unit per milliliter, or CFU/ml. Our initial development efforts utilizing T2MR target sepsis and hemostasis, which are areas of significant unmet medical need inwhich existing therapies could be more effective with improved diagnostics. We have completed a pivotal clinical trial for our T2Dx diagnostic instrument, or T2Dx, and T2 Candida panel, or T2Candida, which havethe ability to rapidly identify the five clinically relevant species of Candida, a fungal pathogen known to cause sepsis.

On September 22, 2014, T2 Biosystems received market authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its first two products, the T2Candida® Panel and the T2Dx® Instrument for the directdetection of Candida species in human whole blood specimens from patients with symptoms of, or medical conditions predisposing the patient to, invasive fungal infections. T2Candida and T2Dx, for the first time,provide sensitive detection of specific sepsis-causing pathogens directly from a whole blood specimen in approximately four hours. All other currently FDA-cleared detection systems require cultured blood samplesfor species-specific identification and take two to five days or more to provide results.


We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join our multi-disciplinary team involved in New Product Development as an NMR Scientist. You will be working on cutting edge magnetic resonancehardware.


Develop, evaluate, and optimize NMR signal acquisition and processing methods

Participate in the design and development of NMR detection probes, spectrometers, and magnets

Plan, review analyze, and document data, algorithms and experiments

Participate in research and development efforts into targeted areas of new applications for T2MR

Participate on multi-disciplinary project teams in a product development environment

Skills and Experience:

Ph.D. in a physical science/ material science/ engineering specializing in magnetic resonance methods, signal processing, and instrumentation. (NMR/EPR/MRI)

Demonstrated accomplishments in NMR hardware development

Expertise in the use of complex data analysis tools (e.g. MATLAB) for interpretation of NMR observables. Knowledge of design software (CAD) will be considered a plus.

Established track record for productivity, particularly recent peer-reviewed publications

Demonstrated expertise in magnetic resonance instrumentation design, fabrication, and testing

Have a track record for innovation

Succeed working in a team-based cross functional organization

Be self-motivated, an excellent communicator and highly analytical

Have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain focus on deliverables

T2 Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.