Senior Scientist/Scientist Systems Integration
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 21, 2023
OverviewAt the heart of QIAGEN's business is a vision to make
improvements in life possible.
We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science
and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started
out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full
power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe. Our
most valuable asset are our employees - more than 5000 in over 35
locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have
outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we
are constantly looking for new talent to join us. There are few
players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare
as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.If you are looking
to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and
opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse
teams and want to make a real impact on people's lives, then QIAGEN
is where you need to be.
Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.
Position DescriptionA Senior Scientist/ Scientist Systems
Integration position is available immediately in the assay Systems
Integration group. As a member of the Systems Integration team, you
will work cross-functionally to solve critical problems associated
with the integration of individual molecular assays, hardware
modules, and software components onto the NeuMoDx Molecular
Diagnostic Systems. Specific responsibilities will include
development and execution of test protocols and
verification/validation tests to evaluate and troubleshoot the
performance of complex interactions between nucleic acid extraction
methods from multiple clinical matrices, real-time PCR
amplification and detection, and mechatronic modules - including
thermal control modules, fluorescence detection modules, precision
motion control elements and advanced liquid handling systems. The
ideal candidate will have excellent background in molecular
biology/biochemistry as well as moderate experience with the
testing and integration of complex systems. We are looking for a
well-rounded candidate with a knack for problem solving in both
team and independent settings to ensure the completion of
aggressive project timelines.
- Independently design, execute and troubleshoot nucleic acid
purification, PCR amplification and real-time detection
- Migrate bench-scale techniques into fully automated procedures
run on the NeuMoDx platform, incorporating the assay chemistry,
individual modules, liquid handling, and software interface.
- Design, develop and execute test procedures for integration,
validation and verification studies.
- Critically analyze and interpret data. Maintain complete and
thorough documentation required to meet QSR Design Control, as well
as other international standards (e.g., ISO 13485 compliance,
GLP/GMP requirements, IVDR, etc.).
- Identify, confirm, and interpret instrument performance issues
related to integration of individual assays and mechanical modules.
Communicate issues cross-functionally and provide suggestions,
solutions, and/or test plans for resolution.
- Participate in design review meetings and critically evaluate
design and/or implementation plans.
- Support FDA and CE-IVD submissions and responses, working
within the quality design control process.
- Understand the requirements of the end-user and provide
feedback regarding process or system improvements accordingly.
- Maintain accurate data records, test plans, and reports.
Clearly summarize and present information to senior management and
other personnel both internally and externally as required.
- Comply with document control procedures and maintain the
effectiveness of the quality system.
- Comply with biohazard safety standards through proper handling
of potentially infectious biological agents and other hazardous
- BS or M.S. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or
related field with at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience,
ideally in the in-vitro diagnostic industry.
- Hands-on experience with current nucleic acid isolation and
- Familiarity with design, development, verification and
validation of molecular assays and instrumentation.
- Excellent project management skills. Strong analytical and
organizational skills exemplified by clear oral presentations and
- Experience and willingness to handle a variety of clinical
specimens and pathogenic organisms.
- Ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced
- Demonstrated problem solving skills to understand and solve
complex, interrelated issues between assay chemistry, reagents,
consumables, hardware, and software.
- Strong proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite for data
analysis and presentation; basic statistics knowledge is highly
- Knowledge of GLP, ISO, and QSR requirements for IVD products
- Ability to work flexibly, under pressure and tight
- Team player with enthusiasm, leadership skills, pragmatism and
- Concern for regulation and quality.
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal
skills, fluent in English language.
QIAGEN requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition
of employment for new hires in all U.S. states other than Montana
effective as of September 1, 2021. New hires and candidates will be
required to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination within three
business days of start date or upon entry into the office (i.e.,
for interviews), whichever comes first. QIAGEN complies with
applicable laws regarding the confidentiality of employee health
information and the reasonable accommodation of individuals with
disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. Candidates
who require accommodation should contact Benefits@QIAGEN.com. This
policy is part of QIAGEN's ongoing efforts to support public health
efforts and to ensure the safety and-well-being of its employees,
customers, business partners, and community.
What we offerAt the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our
success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to
drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our
leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a
collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis
for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability
and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your
growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.
QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud
to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical
conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex
stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a
person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression,
or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry,
medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status,
citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any
other status protected by applicable law.
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