Scientist 1 Reagents (Scion House)

Location

Scion House, Stirling

Job Type

Permanent

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 currently has over 700 employees worldwide. We have recently launched the innovative LumiraDx Platform, 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 currently recruiting for a Scientist 1 Reagents to work within our reagent development team based at Scion House and assist in the preparation and development of antibody-coated microparticles and fluorophore-antibody conjugates.  You will be involved in the development of processes to characterise theses reagents as they are developed.  
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the development of assay reagents for multiple assays.
  • Preparation of antibody coated microparticles and fluorophore-antibody conjugates for multiple assay development teams.
  • Involved in the development of new, and improvement of current reagent preparation methods for the production of antibody coated microparticles and fluorophore-antibody conjugates.
  • Involved in the development of new, and improvement of current methods for characterisation of reagent performance.
  • Execution of appropriate experiments for the purpose of assessing and improving assay reagents.
  • Help less experienced members of the team to carry out experiments effectively when required.
  • Creating and maintaining quality records (experimental protocols) for the purpose of recording and documenting reagent development progress and associated experiments.
  • Testing developed reagents against the required performance requirements.
  • Writing and updating lab and project related procedures and documents.
  • Raising, investigating and closing quality events to agreed timelines.
  • Completing COSHH assessments as and when required.
  • Ensuring you are trained on all appropriate procedures and training new personnel if and when required.
  • Peer reviewing laboratory notebooks
  • Ensuring you work in conjunction with the quality policy and objectives.

Required Experience

About You:
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional attention to detail and high level of skills in problem solving and a can do attitude, along with the following experience:
Essential Skills:
  • Degree qualified in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Experience in protein and surface chemistry processes, protein to protein coupling, and protein to surface coupling.
  • Experience and knowledge of characterisation techniques used to assess performance of antibody conjugates and microparticles.
  • Knowledge of immunoassay technology
  • Experience in problem solving and innovation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy and data analysis skills.
Desirable Skills:
  • Experience in the use of particle characterisation techniques e.g. flow cytometry, zeta sizer.
  • Experience in the use of HPLC and FPLC (AKTA).
  • Commercial diagnostic assay, or similar industry experience.
  • Experience working in an IVD regulated environment.

 

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