R&D Scientist

Posted Date: 20-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.

 

R&D SCIENTIST

 

Quotient is recruiting for a R&D Scientist to join the Systems R&D Team based in Eysins.

The role is a full-time and permanent position.

 

The R&D Scientist will be working within the system R&D function on the MosaiQ instrument platform. The MosaiQ instrument platform is a multimodal, multiplex microarray system has been designed to design a broad spectrum of applications in the field of diagnostics including immunohematology, serology, autoimmune, allergy & molecular. The R&D Scientist will be presented with the unique opportunity to lead the continued development of the platform with respect to assay integration on the platform.

 

The R&D Scientist will be responsible to record, analyse and reach valid conclusions for assay integration and characterization in consultation with the Leads and assay R&D development team, enabling the completion of projects to the agreed timelines and the highest possible standard.

The R&D Scientist will also be assisting in planning, organisation, and execution of experimental studies, in the R&D department of Quotient.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The main responsibilities will include:

  • Work in close relationship with R&D Assay development teams to ensure that the assay developed could be integrated into instrument
  • Assist in the design, execution, and documentation of integration and characterization studies related to Research & Development projects: Immunohematology, Disease screening, Autoimmune and Allergens in compliance with Design Control
  • Support clinical, V&V and development team in sample panel library build up for each assay
  • Assist in developing plans for research projects or product development programs in conjunction with the project team: project tasks and milestones, timeline for project completion and resources/infrastructure required for the project
  • Analyse and interpret complex data produced in studies to evaluate the impact variabilities on the product characteristics
  • Maintaining accurate records of work and reporting data both internally and, if necessary, to other colleagues
  • Develop a clear understanding of the MosaiQTM Assay and its integration into the Hardware Instruments and Understand Product assay workflow and associated Instrument design inputs
  • Promote beneficence and minimize risks
  • Train staff in specific laboratory procedures to ensure that they can carry out the task independently according to local procedures.
  • Prepare and review formal documentation (PPT, report) in consultation with the Team Leaders and other staff where necessary to enable communication of the study

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Immunohematology, Biology, Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in a GMP / regulated laboratory environment
  • Experience of immunoassay techniques & CLSI guidelines
  • Previous experience with assay development and optimisation experience
  • Good working knowledge of IVD product requirements
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Be autonomous and rigorous
  • Clear, concise, and effective communicator with diverse stakeholders at all organizational levels
  • Fluent in French and English