Principal Scientist

Posted Date: 19-Jul-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 Chicago / Illinois.

 

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST, R&D - New Product Research

 

Quotient is recruiting for a Principal Scientist to join our New Product Research R&D 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.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION
 

  • Support the Allergy, Autoimmune and infectious disease product development program in collaboration with project staff by offering expertise in assay development, troubleshooting, verification and submission
  • Lead scientific and technology initiatives that enable overall development program 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

  • PhD or Master’s 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
  • Robust statistical analysis background. Experienced working in a regulated environment, with In Vitro Diagnostics
  • In depth knowledge of Immunoassay or other in vitro diagnostics
  • Experience is taking products from concept to launch desirable
  • Result-oriented and proven ability to deliver projects to expected outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to build relationships and effectively collaborate, with internal stakeholders and externally
  • Pro-active, autonomous, and flexible
  • Fluent in French and English