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R&D Leadership Development Program (Assay Development)

Job Description

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

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.

Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence, they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape. Join our team now at Siemens Healthineers as a R&D LDP associate.

Invest in your future and inspire ours. Become part of an engineering and technology powerhouse that believes in making a difference through innovation and creative problem solving in Healthcare. The R&D Leadership Development Program for Laboratory Diagnostics (R&D LDP) is a two-year rotational program. During the two years the participants will be exposed to different areas of the business taking on new challenging projects, building on and developing technical capabilities, networking and enhancing leadership skills. There are two subject area tracks within the R&D LDP: Assay Development and Engineering.

What is the R&D LDP for Assay Development?

The assay development track is designed to prepare you for a career in Assay Development by providing diverse technical and leadership experiences. The assay development track is a two-year program that consists of two 12-month rotational assignments within different R&D functions that will provide a holistic experience across R&D and help you in successfully transitioning to a specialized role within Assay Development after graduating from the program.  You will gain experience in the lifecycle of in vitro diagnostic assay development from the concept phase through commercialization and product support. You will receive mentoring from senior leaders within Assay Development, gain access to and network with Siemens senior decision-makers and key leaders, and learn what it is like to work as part of a company that is solving global challenges.

What is the R&D LDP for Engineering?

The engineering track is tailored to prepare you for career in engineering and product development by providing diverse technical and leadership experiences. The engineering track is a two-year program that consists of three 8-month rotational assignments with different engineering functions that will provide a holistic experience across engineering and help you in successfully transitioning to a specialized role within engineering after graduating from the program i.e. Mechanical Engineer, Software Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Process Engineer, Digitalization Engineering, Engineering Project Manager, Industrial Engineer etc. You will receive mentoring from senior leaders within engineering, gain access to and network with Siemens senior decision-makers and key leaders, and learn what it is like to work as part of a company that is solving global challenges.

What are the Potential Experiences?

Here are a few examples of topics you will be involved in during the R&D LDP:

Overall R&D

  • Leading teams
  • Structured problem solving
  • Systems Integration
  • Verification Testing
  • Validation Testing
  • Project Management

Assay Development: Develops a well-rounded understanding of the development of in vitro diagnostic assays from the concept phase to commercialization and product support, implementing a range of interdisciplinary skills and processes.

  • In Vitro Diagnostic Assay and Calibrator Development for automated analyzers
  • Reagent Optimization and Troubleshooting
  • Design Control and Design Transfer to Manufacturing
  • Systems Integration
  • Product Support
  • Design control regulated activities such as risk management, design verification, design change, process characterization and validation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Analytical Techniques

EngineeringDevelops a well-rounded understanding of product development in areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, systems engineering, system and software architecture, engineering process and tools and user interface design.

  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical Design
  • Software Development
  • Systems Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Agile methodologies
  • User Experience

Who Should Apply?

We’re looking for collaborative leaders who want to make a difference and are creative, resourceful and true problem solvers. Additionally, we are searching for individuals who challenge themselves to find the most effective and efficient solutions to complex challenges and are not satisfied with business as usual.

We provide a platform for those who want to have an impact on the future and to contribute to the successes of the company, our customers, and the world.

To apply for the R&D Leadership Development Program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Assay Development track majors (education level - PhD): Analytical Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or similar
  • Engineering Development track majors (education level - Bachelor's or Master's): Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or similar
  • Graduation date: Must graduate by the program start date, but no more than one year prior; program start date July 2022
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Potential Rotation Locations include but are not limited to Tarrytown, NY; Glasgow, DE; Flanders, NJ
  • Work Authorization: Permanent work authorization in the U.S. is required

Siemens Healthineers has recently announced the next steps in our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity.  Going forward, please be aware that Siemens Healthineers requires full vaccination for COVID-19 for our U.S. employees, contractors, and business partners, where local conditions allow, who:

1) Are customer-facing (e.g., those required to visit a customer/business partner site or interact in-person with customers at any conference or meeting) OR

2) Come on-site, whether regularly or occasionally, at any Siemens Healthineers location.

(Note: Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons)


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.

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/careers.

If you wish to find out more about the specific before applying, please visit: https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/about.

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Recent College Graduate

Job Type: Full-time



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