Driven to Solve the World’s Toughest Safety Issues

 

SafeTraces is a team of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and safety practitioners on a mission to ensure the highest safety standards for the food we eat, the medication we take, and the air we breathe. We come from around the world with diverse professional experience in startups, multinational companies, social enterprises, government, and the military. We are dreamers, doers, inventors, and builders, committed to making the world a safer and better place.

Erik Malmstrom
CEO

Erik has been a leader at the intersection of agriculture and technology in senior...

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Erik Malmstrom
CEO
Ulrike Hodges, PhD
COO

Ulrike is a founding member of SafeTraces. She is responsible for operations and managing strategic...

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Ulrike Hodges, PhD
COO
Phil Arnold
VP, Engineering and Manufacturing

Phil is responsible for engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations. He has deep...

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Phil Arnold
VP, Engineering and Manufacturing
Quin Chou
Director, R&D

Quin Chou directs the assay development team in advancing our cutting-edge research into a range...

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Quin Chou
Director, R&D
John Norton
Director, Product Development

John is responsible for building the software that powers the SafeTraces solutions. He has held...

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John Norton
Director, Product Development
Michael Clark
Director, Compliance

Michael is in charge of compliance, developing and implementing compliance programs, and training...

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Michael Clark
Director, Compliance
Ilan Arvelo, PhD
Applications Engineer

llan designs and manages scientific experiments to exacting data science and statistical standards...

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Ilan Arvelo, PhD
Applications Engineer
Arthi Palaniappan
Software Engineering Manager

Arthi is responsible for designing reliable, high-performance, and scalable software platforms...

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Arthi Palaniappan
Software Engineering Manager
Peter Mattei
Process Engineer

Peter designs DNA tagging formulations, managing the process from ideation to development...

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Peter Mattei
Process Engineer
Caroline Paikoff
Product Marketing Manager

Caroline is responsible for product marketing, executing marketing strategy, and creating...

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Caroline Paikoff
Product Marketing Manager
Edgar Machuca
Molecular Biologist

Edgar brings 13 years in the biotech industry to the assay development team.

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Edgar Machuca
Molecular Biologist

Board of Directors

Chuck Templeton
Chair

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Chuck Templeton
Chair
Erik Malmstrom
President

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Erik Malmstrom
President
Ulrike Hodges
Director

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Ulrike Hodges
Director
Elliott Grant
Director

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Elliott Grant
Director
Shripriya Mahesh
Director

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Shripriya Mahesh
Director

Board of Advisors

We are proud to be guided by a team of world-renowned experts as we advance the veriDART.

Matthew Bogyo
Professor, Stanford

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Stanford University

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Matthew Bogyo
Professor, Stanford
Lydia Bourouiba
Assoc. Professor, MIT

Associate Professor and Founder of The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT

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Lydia Bourouiba
Assoc. Professor, MIT
Stan Deresinski
Professor, Stanford

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease, Medical Director at Stanford University

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Stan Deresinski
Professor, Stanford
Glenn Fishler
Board Director, Citadel EHS

Management Consultant, Axelero LLC and Board Director at McMillen Jacobs Associates...

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Glenn Fishler
Board Director, Citadel EHS
John Martin
Independent CIH and Consultant

Dr. John Martin has 22 years of industry experience that includes analytical chemistry...

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John Martin
Independent CIH and Consultant
Marcos X. Sanchez-Plata
Assoc. Professor, Texas Tech

Associate Professor of Global Food Security at Texas Tech University Dr. Marcos X Sanchez-Plata...

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Marcos X. Sanchez-Plata
Assoc. Professor, Texas Tech

Join Us

SafeTraces is seeking the best and brightest mission-driven individuals to join our rapidly growing team. Check out our open opportunities below:

About the position

SafeTraces is built on a global supply chain supporting customers in the built environment and food industry worldwide. As an integral member of the operations team, the Buyer / Planner will manage; purchasing contract manufacturer work order schedules and coordinate the logistics between CM’s, inbound and outbound logistics to customers and channel partners. This position requires adaptability and flexibility in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

What you’ll be doing

  • Own Purchasing and Planning for contract manufacturing, channel partners and internal work orders. Ensure completion per production schedule.
  • Work closely with production supervisor and other internal production personnel. Ensure due dates align with production schedules.
  • Support NPI from planning support to full-scale production.
  • Coordinate all logistics between suppliers to meet deadlines.
  • Contribute to periodic supply chain reviews (open orders, inventory, etc.).
  • Maintain contract manufacturing bills of material in the ERP system.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is followed, filed and properly maintained.
  • Be part of our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun!

What we’re looking for

  • Minimum: 5 years purchasing and production planning, in a highly outsourced environment
  • 2+ years’ experience purchasing and planning high-volume consumables items, e.g., test kits that include reagents, pipettes, swabs, etc.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a FDA regulated industry
  • Equipment planning experience desirable
  • ERP experience, APICS certification highly desired
  • Knowledge of planning and logistics (domestic and international) practices, procedures, and best practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Knowledge of material control practices (kitting, receiving, shipping, etc.).

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, equity, and incentives program
  • Generous health benefits, 401(k) matching, commuter benefits

About the position

SafeTraces is looking for a Production Scientist to help us advance our traceability, sanitation verification, and safe airflow verification solutions. The production scientist is responsible for performing tasks in the life sciences laboratory per standard operating protocols. The fast-moving nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment.

What you’ll be doing

  •   Design, conduct, and monitor laboratory experiments under general supervision
  • Produce qPCR master mix plates production per standard operating procedures
  • Prepare samples in large quantities
  • Perform daily qPCR tests
  • Collect and analyze qPCR data, form conclusions, and provide process improvements
  • Be responsible for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results
  • Maintain accurate records and troubleshoot experiments
  • Participate in routine lab maintenance, lab safety.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be part of our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun!

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years or M.S with 3+ years of relevant experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field
  • Proficiency with molecular biology wet lab techniques such as DNA/RNA purification, DNA quantitation, other molecular biology techniques or nucleic acid technologies
  • Experience with food and microbiological preparation
  • Ability to work independently, perform routine tasks, and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, quality-focused, and organize
  • Ability to recognize and resolve basic problems encountered in experimental procedures
  • Experience with Excel, Google apps

About the position

SafeTraces is looking for a research associate responsible for performing tasks in the life sciences laboratory per standard operating protocols. The fast-moving nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and work independently and be flexible with tasks and schedules.

What you’ll be doing

  • Make qPCR master mix for qPCR applications
  • Pipette qPCR master mix onto 96-well PCR plates
  • Load and run qPCR instruments
  • Collect and analyze qPCR data
  • Work with research team to support day-to-day workflow
  • Follow standard operating procedures
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Laboratory works include pipetting, aliquoting reagents, operating laboratory equipment, participating in routine lab maintenance and safety
  • Troubleshoot experiments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be part of our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun!

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years, or M.S. with 1+ years, of relevant experience in molecular biology biochemistry or related field
  • Hands-on experience in qPCR or PCR in general
  • Proficiency with molecular biology wet lab techniques, such as DNA/ RNA purification, DNA quantification, other molecular biology techniques or nucleic acid technologies
  • Ability to work independently and perform routine tasks
  • Detail-oriented and quality-focused with the ability to organize and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Ability to recognize and resolve basic problems encountered in experimental procedure
  • Experience with Excel, Google apps

About the position

SafeTraces is looking for a front-end software developer responsible for creating an outstanding user experience for one of our web applications. The fast-moving nature of the work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multi-task and work independently and be flexible with tasks and schedules.

What you’ll be doing

  • Collaborate with product managers to build a world-class user experience
  • Develop custom, reusable React components for use in interactive online content
  • Build scalable, accessible desktop and mobile apps that are cross-browser compatible
  • Work with designers to develop dynamic user experiences
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Engineer the front-end architecture that powers our web application
  • Tackle tough design challenges to create reusable user interfaces using clean, scalable code
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be part of our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun!

What we’re looking for

  • 5+ years work experience in developing web applications
  • Professional experience with modern JavaScript frameworks, preferably with React/ Redux
  • Solid understanding of JavaScript (ES6) syntax and CSS concepts
  • Knowledge with cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the Web
  • Familiarity with unit and end-to-end testing for JS/React
  • Experience with visualization tools (d3, raphael.js) and Node.js is preferred
  • Experience working in software development cycle and associated tools, such as Git, Jira
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

About the position

SafeTraces is looking for a Director of Sales for the veriDART solution, the first and only airborne pathogen indicator that enables Facilities and EHS teams to plan for safe (re-) occupancy of shared spaces, including commercial real estate, hospitals, entertainment facilities, and food processing operations. The position is responsible for sourcing and closing deals. The rapidly evolving space of this highly technical solution and its underlying science require the ability to go after emerging markets quickly and to adjust positioning accordingly.

What you’ll be doing

  • Build and own sales
  • Develop leads using an effective needs analysis approach tailored to specific markets
  • Proactively research, ask, listen and clarify data to gain insights into industry trends
  • Track progress in the funnel
  • Project revenue
  • Collaborate pre-sales with the technical teams to ensure the solution meets the customer needs
  •  Collaborate post-sales with internal teams to ensure successful delivery
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be part of our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun!

What we’re looking for

  • Proven track record (5+ years) of progressive experience selling products and solutions in the safety and industrial hygiene equipment and solutions space
  • Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, Medical Device & Equipment and/ or Laboratory Services experience required
  • Experience selling to multiple level of buying influences within organizations preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to a range of audiences
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude with an ability to prioritize and problem-solve
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, equity, and incentives program
  • Generous health benefits, 401(k) matching, commuter benefits

About the position

SafeTraces is built on a global supply chain supporting customers in the built environment and food industry worldwide. As an integral member of the operations team, the NPI Manager will work as a hands-on individual across the company as a single point of contact on production introduction and launch. The NPI Manager will fill in gaps by writing documentation, training supply chain and channel partners as needed. This position requires adaptability and flexibility in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

What you’ll be doing

  • Manage Product Introduction internally and across the supply chain and channel partners.
  • Ensure supply chain and channel partners are trained and supplied with product for launch and through initial production.
  • Manages change releases across the supply chain and channel partner, such as BOM changes, software releases, etc.
  • Coordinates across the organization with regards to NPI project execution
  • Ensures all documentation and other deliverable are released and available where needed per schedule
  • Builds NPI systems and processes and integrates them into broader company business processes
  • Supports product marketing and marketing activities
  • Be part of our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, efficient, high-achieving, and fun!

What we’re looking for

  • 10 years’ experience in project management and NPI roles
  • BS in a relevant science or engineering field
  • Experience with PLM and ERP systems
  • Experience in cGMP or other regulated industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Able to travel domestically or internationally

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation, equity, and incentives program
  • Generous health benefits, 401(k) matching, commuter benefits