Assay Development Engineer

Job Description

Assay Development Engineer

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere.

Our Point of Care Diagnostics Research & Development department is expanding its business and is looking for new talents to set up a new R&D dependance at our production site in Mishawaka, IN, US.

We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our global team as an Assay Development Engineer to work together with our multidisciplinary teams developing point-of-care medical diagnostics solutions. As Assay Development team we are developing and optimizing assays for disposable cartridges for use in our handheld blood analysis device that enables near patient blood testing in the acute care setting. Assays are being developed within the Research and Development department and the first assay has recently been transferred to our production site. In the role of Scientist Assay Development Engineer in Mishawaka you will closely collaborate with our R&D site in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This collaboration will involve visits to the Eindhoven site.

Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways.


Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world. We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and investigate manufacturing issues by perform testing on diagnostic analyzers to troubleshoot reagents and disposable cartridges.
  • Report technical progress in lab journals.
  • Support continuous improvement programs to optimize efficiency and minimize variation.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Research and Development Program and the Quality Control and Manufacturing organization in Mishawaka.
  • Interact with R&D Eindhoven on immunoassays, process development and instruments.
  • Identify technical risks.
  • Report progress and deviations to the technical project leader assay development.
  • Active support of transfer of new assays from R&D to manufacturing.

Required Education, Experience & Skills

  • BS in Biochemistry, Biophysical/Technology Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Assay development, preferably in In-Vitro Diagnostics or Medical Device industry.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined to get the job done.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and spoken form.
  • Team-player with good communication and technical skills in multi-disciplinary environments.
  • Ability for intercontinental travel.
  • Pro-active attitude with a can-do mentality.

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 Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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