Scientist Assay Development

Job Description

Scientist Assay Development

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. 

Our Point of Care Diagnostics Research & Development department is expanding its business and is looking for new talents in a hybrid function working closely with colleagues located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and the production site in Mishawaka, IN, US – this function can be based in either location.


Join us now at Siemens Healthineers as Scientist Assay Development 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 you will be based in one of the two sites (Mishawaka, IN, US or Eindhoven, NL) and involve visits to the other site.

Your responsibilities:

•        Apply data processing, analysis and visualization skills to support assay development and root cause investigations

•        Perform experiments to develop assays on disposable cartridges and related intermediate products

•        Apply analytical problem-solving skills to reagent and system integration issues to identify critical performance factors for assay development

•        Support continuous improvement programs to optimize efficiency and minimize variation

•        Report technical progress in lab journals

•        Serve as a liaison between the Research and Development Program and the Quality Control and Manufacturing organization in Mishawaka.

•        Active support of transfer of new assays from R&D to manufacturing

•        Identify and report technical risks, progress and deviations

We are looking for:

•         BSc, preferably MSc degree in Biochemistry/Biophysical/Technology Engineering/Applied sciences/Bioinformatics or equivalent.

•        At least 3 years of experience in Assay development or Data processing, 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 regular intercontinental travelling.

•        Pro-active attitude with a can-do mentality.

•        Operate flexibly in an environment with competing priorities

We offer:

•        A multi-faceted position within a leading company in the industry

•        Working in international, multidisciplinary teams towards meaningful innovation

•        Room for own initiative and development 

•        Attractive primary and secondary benefits


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.


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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