Principal Scientist

Posted Date: 12-Jan-2022

Location: Eysins, VD, CH, 1262

Company: Quotient

Building on 30 years of experience in transfusion diagnostics, Quotient is a commercial stage diagnostics company committed to delivering solutions that reshape the way diagnostics is practiced.  Quotient has two key product portfolios, Alba by Quotient and MosaiQTM by Quotient. The Alba by Quotient product range is comprised of high-quality reagents used to keep laboratories around the world running efficiently. They are sold directly to laboratories or through our OEM partners. MosaiQ™ by Quotient is our proprietary multiplex microarray technology, offering the world’s first fully automated, consolidated testing platform, allowing for multiple tests across different modalities. MosaiQ™ is designed to be a game-changing solution, which we believe will increase efficiencies, improve clinical practice, deliver significant workflow improvements and operational cost savings to laboratories around the world. Quotient’s operations are based in Eysins/Switzerland, Edinburgh/Scotland and Newtown/Pennsylvania.




Quotient is recruiting for a Principal Scientist to join our Research & Development department in Switzerland, based in Eysins. The role is a full-time and permanent position.


This role will provide critical scientific and technology expertise and direction across all aspects of immunoassay development in interdisciplinary projects to expand our MosaiQ programme into new market segments. The post holder will focus on driving innovation, lead or collaborate on key scientific and technical initiatives and partnerships, and will be a key contributor to global launches of novel clinical in vitro diagnostic applications on the MosaiQ platform.




  • Support the Allergy and Autoimmune product development programme in collaboration with project staff by offering expertise in assay development, troubleshooting, verification and submission.
  • Lead scientific and technology initiatives that enable overall development programme success.
  • Identify, assess and advise on internal and external opportunities for clinically meaningful innovation. Identify opportunities to strengthen Quotient’s Intellectual Property position and file patent applications. Author or co-author scientific peer reviewed journal publications.
  • Scientifically coach and mentor technicians and scientists.
  • Chair technical and scientific reviews and lead discussions with external stakeholders and collaborators.Build and maintain awareness of scientific and technical literature, as well as best practices for assay development as related to Allergy and Autoimmune diagnostics.  
  • Identify, implement, lead or support external partnerships with industry or clinical institutions.
  • Contribute to the studies and technical documentation required for Design History File and EU and US Regulatory submissions.
  • The role might include the leadership of an R&D group with up to five team members.



  • Master and PhD or MD degree in Medicine, Chemistry or Biology.
  • Significant experience in a relevant scientific field with a track history of achievements, including academic or industry research, development, patents and publications. Result oriented and proven ability to deliver projects to expected outcomes.In depth knowledge of Immunoassay or other in vitro diagnostics. Experience is taking products from concept to launch desirable..
  • Strong verbal and written English communication as well as presentation and influencing skills. Ability to effectively communicate technically complex information to a non-technical audience.
  • Proven ability to build relationships and effectively collaborate, with internal stakeholders and externally.
  • Ability to work autonomously with little oversight of day-to-day work.
  • Robust statistical analysis background.Experience of working in a regulated environment, with In Vitro Diagnostics Design controls, with technical writing and with preparing regulatory submission documents is desirable.