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Scientist I

Company: Lumos Diagnostics
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

If you are looking for an environment where you can make a difference, then Lumos Diagnostics is the right place for you!

Lumos is currently going through an exciting stage of global expansion, and we are looking for self-motivated individuals who want to help us get there and make a difference along the way.

Lumos Diagnostics has immediate openings for *full-time Scientist I* to join its R&D team in Carlsbad.

Lumos Diagnostics offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to their employees, including medical, dental, 401k with 4% employer match, and paid time off.

The primary responsibility of this position is to develop rapid diagnostic products, screen agents, and design Lateral Flow Immunoassays. The Scientist will be required to work as part of a project team but must also contribute significantly on an individual basis and work under minimum supervision or independently based on seniority.

This role will also execute experimental designs to collect, organize, and analyze data to support project milestones. The position is in the Research and Development group, which is responsible for reagent and assay development for Lumos Diagnostic platforms.

Lumos is building a highly experienced team that is passionate about its role in point-of-care diagnostics. Lumos is driving to ensure they provide the best custom solutions for their partners. To learn more about Lumos Diagnostics, please visit our website at _https://lumosdiagnostics.com._

*POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: *

* Works independently and within project teams to perform experimental studies. The required support level ranges from daily to weekly.
* Documents protocols and analyses. Compiles and summarizes results. Interpretation of results occasionally requires assistance. Planning of future work is done in conjunction with others.
* Communicates results effectively.
* Writes technical reports. Comfortable reviewing the data and reports of junior scientific staff members.
* Participates in internal and externally facing meetings, presenting scientific data in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
* Works within a regulatory framework, Quality Management System, and Design Control.
* Develops and tracks project plans to meet milestones with limited support.
* Helps to create documents, including plans, protocols, requirements, or other project/process-related documents for studies related to the development of new products or assessment of existing products.
* Develops and executes testing plans, protocols, and procedures with limited support and oversight.
* Analyzes and documents the results of testing in reports, design outputs, or other project/process-related documents.
* Helps identify product, process, and project risks and participates in risk assessments.
* Helps to allocate and prioritize time and resources to meet the individual, team, and corporate goals.
* Adheres to safe laboratory practices and maintain a safe work environment.
* Capable of ensuring the proper operation, calibration, and preventive maintenance of lab equipment.
* Collaborates with process development teams to transfer successful projects to manufacturing.
* Works comfortably with both in-house and external software tools.
* Ensures the proper maintenance of lab records and bookkeeping for general matters: purchasing, invoices, safety, MSDS, etc.
* Performs, optimizes, and instructs junior staff on chemical methods related to immunoassay chemistry, i.e., conjugating antibodies and other proteins of interest to colloidal gold and latex microbeads.
* Performs studies related to assay characterization, Verification and Validation studies according to current best practices, study designs, and relevant guidelines (i.e., CLSI, ISO, EN, etc.).
* Comfortable and capable of handling and performing testing related to all biological sample types, including blood, serum, plasma, urine, saliva, tears, CSF, cell cultures, etc.
* Strictly compliant to good documentation practices per GLP, GMP and ISO guidelines.
* Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

*PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: *

* Product feasibility and development experience
* Knowledge of and comfort in a GMP/ISO regulated manufacturing environment as well as a general knowledge of ISO 9001, QSR's, cGLP requirements, and CLSI guidelines.
* Experience in all aspects of Lateral Flow Test development, including striping and handling of nitrocellulose and other strip components.
* Hands-on experience with protein conjugation techniques to various types of microparticles, including colloidal gold and latex particles.
* Routine protein handling and aseptic techniques.
* Knowledge of protein purification and characterization.
* Knowledge of tissue culture processes.
* Handling and testing of biological samples such as serum/plasma, urine, etc.
* Ability to solve problems with scientific principles, perform data analysis, and summarize results.
* Ability to follow established SOPs and possesses a general knowledge of GLP/GMP guidelines.
* Basic knowledge in the handling of chemical materials and biological samples.
* Entrepreneurial spirit and self-starter.
* Must exercise good judgment and be a good team member.
* Adherence to the General Clinical Laboratory Practices.
* Total compliance with all local and state biohazardous procedures and guidelines
* Prioritizes attention to the details, independently identifies and troubleshoots technical problems.
* Knowledge of how to practically apply advanced algebraic, statistical, and mathematical skills.
* Good personal, team, and project-related organizational skills
* Regularly performs basic experimental design & interpretation tasks.
* Commonly utilizes laboratory skills, such as:
* Antibody conjugation
* ELISA experience
* Tissue culture
* Solution preparation
* UV spec
* Affinity chromatography
* Gel electrophoresis
* Computer skills with Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, etc.

*MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: *

* Knowledge of and comfortable handling clinical samples such as blood, saliva, and urine.
* This is an entry-level position for an individual with a Ph.D. (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioengineering, or similar discipline preferred) and 0 - 2 years of experience or an M.S. degree with 3 -7 years of experience or a B.S. degree (or B.A. degree within a scientific discipline) and 7 - 10 years of experience.
* 2+ years of hands-on experience in Point-of-Care immunoassay development.
* 2+ years of commercial diagnostic (IVD) assay development.
* 2+ years lateral flow experience preferred.

*TO APPLY*

If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position along with a detailed CV of your experience.

*No recruitment agencies, please*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Referral program
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Carlsbad, CA 92010: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):
* Do you have product feasibility and development experience?
* Do you have 2+ years of hands-on experience in Point-of-Care immunoassay development experience?
* Do you have 2+ years of commercial diagnostic (IVD) assay development experience?
* Do you have 2+ years lateral flow experience?

Education:
* Bachelor's (Required)

Shift availability:
* Day Shift (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Lumos Diagnostics, San Diego , Scientist I, Other , Carlsbad, California

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