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Research Associate III

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 an immediate opening for a *full-time RA III* 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 Lumos Diagnostics Research Associate III (RA III) will apply, under the general supervision of the senior science staff, a broad knowledge of biological and engineering principles in the development of lateral flow-based diagnostic tests. The RA will work with other scientific team members to design, develop, and optimize new lateral flow Immunoassays. This entry-level laboratory position requires a highly motivated individual with good laboratory skills and a willingness to learn.

The position is in the Research and Development Group, 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 _


* Independently designs and performs experiments as well as assists in the data interpretation
* Demonstrates and applies an advanced understanding of scientific methods, research protocols, assessment instruments, and data interpretation.
* Independently develops accurate and robust immunoassays.
* Tests lateral flow strips without supervision, capable of troubleshooting issues.
* Assists in the design of and independently implements conjugation protocols.
* Independently designs and performs stability, sensitivity, and specificity studies.
* Processes and records results and data with the ability to interpret the data to initiate and/or suggest the next steps in the process.
* Communicates results with the ability to interpret the data to initiate and/or suggest the next steps in the process.
* Assists with assay development of Point-Of-Care diagnostics.
* Assists with solving technical issues, can offer suggested course of action(s), and may independently solve issues.
* Adheres to safe laboratory practices and maintain a safe work environment.
* Performs and documents all work per GLP and ISO guidelines.
* Independently organizes the testing of devices with biological samples such as blood, serum, plasma, urine, tears, CSF, cell cultures, etc.
* Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


* Extensive experience with Lateral Flow test development and production.
* Extensive experience with protein conjugation to gold and latex particles.
* Experience with more advanced protein handling and aseptic techniques.
* Extensive experience with protein purification and characterization.
* Extensive experience handling and testing biological samples such as serum/plasma, urine, etc.
* Extensive experience with Design Control and Quality Systems Regulations (QSR).
* Total compliance with GLP and GMP guidelines.
* Regularly designs and interprets experiments with limited input from the Project Lead/Scientist.
* Adherence to the General Clinical Laboratory Practices.
* Complete compliance with all local and state biohazardous procedures and guidelines.
* Attention to details and identifies as well as independently troubleshoots technical problems.
* Advanced algebraic, statistical, and mathematical skills.
* Good personal organizational skills.
* Performs the following laboratory skills independently:
* Antibody conjugation
* ELISA experience
* Tissue culture
* Solution preparation
* UV spec
* Affinity chromatography
* Gel electrophoresis
* Computer skills with Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, etc.


* Extensive experience with the handling of clinical samples such as blood, saliva, and urine.
* This is a position for an individual with an M.S. degree and 2 -5 years of experience or a B.S. (or B.A. degree within a scientific discipline) and 3 - 7 years of experience. Additionally, 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas is required. Experience in all and expertise in some of these areas is strongly preferred:
* Immunoassays (e.g., ELISA or another format)
* Lateral flow immunoassays
* Point-of-Care Immunoassay development
* Commercial diagnostic (IVD) assay development


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: $72,000.00 - $78,000.00 per year

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

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

* Bachelor's (Required)

* Molecular biology: 1 year (Preferred)
* Commercial diagnostic (IVD) assay development: 5 years (Preferred)
* Point-of-Care Immunoassay development: 5 years (Preferred)
* Lateral flow immunoassays: 5 years (Preferred)
* Immunoassays: 5 years (Preferred)
* Design controls: 4 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Lumos Diagnostics, San Diego , Research Associate III, Other , Carlsbad, California

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