Research and Development Scientist

Location

Grangemouth, UK

Job Type

Company Overview

LumiraDx is a medical technology company developing, manufacturing and marketing smart connected diagnostics and diagnostic-led care solutions. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs with a successful track record in building and scaling medical diagnostics and health IT businesses, the company has major operations in the UK and the USA, and is supported by a global sales network, LumiraDx is a high growth organisation. We have recently launched the innovative LumiraDx Platform and our Fast Lab Solutions, and are looking for proactive, experienced, focused and enthusiastic individuals who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of our dynamic and forward-looking company.

Role & Responsibilities

Opportunity

We are seeking a motivated Scientist to join a multidisciplinary R&D team dedicated to the development of new technologies. You will manage complex parts of technical projects and be accountable for the delivery.

This role will predominantly be based at our Grangemouth site but will require a degree of flexibility to travel to our other R&D facilities in Stirling and Glasgow as required. 

You will be responsible for planning, designing and conducting laboratory based experiments as well as building an in depth scientific knowledge of immunoassays. Working closely with other scientists, you will be in charge of the development of new coupling chemistries on various surfaces including microbeads, quantum dots, hydrogels and inks. In-process testing will also have to be designed and developed to characterize the assay reagents prepared.

This job is particularly suitable for a scientist interested in both reagent preparation and assay development sides of in-vitro diagnostics for future LumiraDx products.

If successful you will be considered for a scientist level 1 or level 2 position depending on experience.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Lead significant project activities to develop new immunoassay formats based on fluorescence or electrochemical detection.
  • Develop reagents chemistries: proteins conjugation on particles or polymer surfaces, antibodies labelling.
  • Adapt scientific knowledge to resolve problems encountered with assistance from other team members.
  • Use statistical methods and analytical data to design and analyse experiments.
  • Present clear and concise written and oral communications to colleagues and senior management and provide recommendations based on technical results.
  • Ensure safe working practices and comply fully with the company safety policy when performing experiments.
  • Create and maintain quality records for the purpose of assessing and improving assay methodologies and documenting experiments.

Required Experience

About You

  • Degree qualified in a relevant scientific discipline (chemistry, biochemistry or biology).
  • Expertise in protein and surface chemistry processes and antibody conjugation.
  • Understanding of factors important to reagent stability, non-specific binding and assay interferences.
  • Experience of proteins and surface characterisation techniques.
  • Knowledge of immunoassays technology, including electrochemical and fluorescent detection methods.
  •  Ability to write clear and concise protocols.
  • Computer literacy and data analysis skills.
  • High level of skills in problem solving and innovation.

At LumiraDx, diversity and inclusion are part of who we are. LumiraDx is committed to inclusion across race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or identity. We celebrate uniqueness and believe diversity drives innovation. LumiraDx seeks to deliver high quality, affordable medical diagnostics and healthcare services accessible to everyone around the world, and we wish to reflect a global multi-cultural approach across our business

Please note, if you wish to submit an application for this role, please consider the following information

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you are an internal candidate, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, you may be subject to all or some of the LumiraDx standard pre-employment checks.

Criminal records data is processed as part of our recruitment and selection processes and, where necessary, in the course of employment, we verify that candidates are suitable for employment or continued employment to comply with legal and regulatory obligations to which the company is subject.

LumiraDx place a high level of importance on its responsibilities for information security and privacy and have put in place an information security management system to ensure that the company and its staff maintain the highest standards with respect to data protection and information security. All staff are responsible for information security and therefore must understand and comply with the Company information security policies, procedures and guidance.

 

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Thank you for your interest. If you're successful in your application, you may be subject to all or some of the LumiraDx standard pre-employment checks. This includes employment references; Criminal records data checks which are processed as part of our recruitment process for employment or continued employment to comply with legal and regulatory obligations to which the company is subject. LumiraDx place a high level of importance on its responsibilities for information security and privacy and have put in place an information security management system to ensure that the company and its staff maintain the highest standards with respect to data protection and information security.