Postdoctoral Scientist (Diagnostic Biomarker Research)

Job Description

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

Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company. 65,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. 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.

The Diagnostics (DX) business area of Siemens Healthineers comprises three primary business lines—Laboratory Diagnostics, Point of Care Diagnostics and Molecular Diagnostics. DX is a global leader in pioneering technologies that bring clinical and workflow excellence to laboratories of any size through its broad portfolio of IVD testing systems and assays. And through point-of-care testing systems and digital solutions, DX delivers lab-accurate, actionable, and timely results on the spot. The Center for Innovation in Diagnostics (CID) supports the broad DX business areas with the mission to drive disruptive innovation development and commercialization in diagnostics – to propel our strategy and business growth.

Job Title:                                              Postdoctoral Scientist (Diagnostic Biomarker Research)

Job Location: Berkeley, CA

Please note that this role is limited to the duration of the project that you will be working on. We anticipate that the duration of the project will be 2-3 years.

Position Overview

CID Berkeley, CA is a part of global CID organization of biologists, biochemists, engineers, physicists, data scientists, lab technicians, and students/interns, all working together to develop new technologies and applications in the field of in vitro diagnostics. At Siemens Healthineers, we aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it.


This Postdoctoral Scientist, reporting to the Head of R&D and Technology, will be responsible for diagnostic biomarker research and product development related to amyloid diseases.

This scientist will be responsible for designing experiments, managing communications with internal and external collaboration partners, and contributing to external grant funding proposals. Key goals include identification of new contexts for use, establishing biological plausibility of soluble biomarkers with respect to proposed use cases, and to provide scientific support for project teams working to develop new products.

The successful candidate will write proposals, publications, and invention disclosures as a major part of their role in our organization. They will also contribute to technical teams, help solve experimental challenges in the laboratory, and effectively communicate with both scientific experts and non-specialists.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

This position is for a recently graduated postdoctoral scientist who desires diagnostics industry and/or clinical laboratory experience. Well established scientific knowledge of amyloid proteins and disease states resulting from amyloidosis is critical. This may include disease-specific biomarker research, clinical expertise, and technical skills with relevant bioanalytical platforms. Experience in grant writing and working collaboratively with key opinion leaders or experts is highly desired.

Areas of specialization in neurology and/or cardiology are particularly applicable. Additional expertise in biomarker discovery, antibody development, conjugation chemistry, protein purification, proteomics, and mass-spectrometry are also of interest. Working knowledge of statistics, programming, or bioinformatics are advantages.

Establishing and maintaining relationships with business partners, interactions with scientific experts, and coordinating academic or clinical collaborations are also important skills.

A working knowledge of clinical laboratory testing applied to diagnosis, selection of patients for therapy, optimizing dosage, monitoring response or safety testing is an advantage.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

A Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biological sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related biomedical discipline is required.

Approximately 10% travel may be 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 COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires by their start date.

(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.

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


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Laboratory, LLC

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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