Senior Scientist in Diagnostics Innovation

Job Description

Now’s our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.

Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us.

Job Title:                                           Senior Scientist in Diagnostics Innovation

Job Location: Berkeley, CA

Position Overview


Siemens Healthcare Laboratory (SHL), in Berkeley, California, is part of our new Center for Innovation in Diagnostics (CID). Our vision at SHL is to save lives by rapidly moving new in vitro diagnostic technologies and assays into clinical use.


Our mission within SHL R&D is to develop laboratory tests to support a new generation of therapies that will improve patient care in ways never before possible.


In order to achieve these goals, we will fully utilize decades of assay development experience, our clinical laboratory, and the unique resources available through our global diagnostics innovation organization.




This Senior Scientist, reporting to the Head of R&D and Technology, will lead successful research and development programs, including those in companion or complementary diagnostics.

This scientist will be responsible for discovery, prototyping, optimization, and performance verification of new assays and technologies, as well as documentation and transfer of assays to either the clinical laboratory for validation as a Laboratory Developed Tests (LDT) or to other units of Siemens Diagnostics for development as In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) products.


Leading project teams, training and mentoring junior scientists, solving complex challenges, maintaining laboratory infrastructure, and effective technical communications are all key responsibilities.


The successful candidate will also support pharmaceutical industry partnering proposals, generate leads for new business opportunities, and be responsible for both internal and external scientific collaborations.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


This position is for a non-entry level scientist with diagnostics industry and/or clinical laboratory experience. Well established expertise in assay development is required. 

Key skills include a background in immunoassay development, with a particular emphasis on assay prototyping, optimization, performance verification and validation, control system design and implementation, and documentation experience in a regulated healthcare environment.

Areas of specialization in infectious disease, oncology, and neurology are all applicable.

Additional expertise in biomarker discovery, antibody development, conjugation chemistry, protein purification, proteomics, and mass-spectrometry are also of interest.

Effective communications skills are critical. Scientist will interface with other departments and functions throughout the organization and externally. Establishing and maintaining relationships with business partners, interactions with suppliers, and coordinating academic or clinical collaborations are also important skills.

A working knowledge of precision medicine, selection of patients for therapy, optimizing dosage, monitoring response, or safety testing is an advantage.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


Previous work in IVD product development as a member of a product development core team is preferred.


Approximately 10% travel may be required.


B.S. or advanced degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, or related discipline is required. At least 5 years of relevant experience is required and typically requires more.  Also typically requires advanced education. An advanced degree with post‐doctoral work may substitute for a portion of required working experience in the IVD or clinical laboratory industry.

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

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Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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