Senior Staff Scientist
Business Unit: Healthineers (HC)
Requisition Number: 233644
Primary Location: United States-California-Berkeley
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 15%
At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably. A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.
Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.
Siemens Healthcare Laboratory (SHL) and Siemens Molecular Diagnostics headquarters are located in Berkeley, California. Our vision at SHL is to save lives by rapidly moving new in vitro diagnostic technologies and assays into clinical use.
Our mission within SHL R&D is to develop laboratory tests to support a new generation of therapies that will improve patient care in ways never before possible.
In order to achieve these goals, we will fully utilize decades of assay development experience and the unique resources available through our companion diagnostics development organization and global reference laboratory.
This Senior Staff Scientist, reporting to the Head of R&D and Technology, will lead successful LDT and IVD assay development programs.
Managing teams, training and mentoring scientists, solving complex challenges, maintaining laboratory infrastructure, and effective technical communications are all key responsibilities.
The successful candidate will also support pharmaceutical industry partnering proposals, generate leads for new business opportunities, and be responsible for both internal and external scientific collaborations.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
Well established expertise in assay development is required.
Demonstrated knowledge of the medical applications of laboratory tests and their validation is preferred. Areas of specialization in infectious disease, oncology, neurology, cardiovascular health and metabolic disease are applicable.
Practical experience in biomarker discovery, assay prototyping, and optimization of assays is particularly important. Additional expertise in antibody development, conjugation chemistry, protein purification, proteomics, and mass-spectrometry are of interest.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with business partners, interactions with suppliers, and coordinating academic or clinical collaborations are also important skills.
A working knowledge of clinical laboratory testing applied to diagnosis, selection of patients for therapy, optimizing dosage, monitoring response or safety testing is an advantage.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
Previous work in IVD product development as a member of a product development core team is preferred.
Approximately 10-20% travel may be required.
B.S. or advanced degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, or related discipline is required. 10+ years of relevant experience is required and typically requires more. Also typically requires advanced education. An advanced degree with post‐doctoral work may substitute for a portion of required working experience in the IVD or clinical laboratory industry.