Reagent Manufacturing Trainee Scientist

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Permanent (Full time)

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Company Overview

LumiraDx is a medical technology company developing, manufacturing and marketing smart connected diagnostics and diagnostic-led care solutions. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs with a successful track record in building and scaling medical diagnostics and health IT businesses, the company has major operations in the UK and the USA, and is supported by a global sales network, LumiraDx is a high growth organisation.

We have recently launched the innovative LumiraDx Platform, and are looking for proactive, experienced, focused and enthusiastic individuals who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of our dynamic and forward-looking company.


Are you qualified with a minimum of a Masters Degree or PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry? Do you have experience working within a lab environment in academia or industry following good lab practices and confident to work without supervision?

If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity to join our growing and talented Reagents Manufacturing team.

This role will give you the opportunity to work on a new product line for LumiraDx, working closely with our R&D Team.

We require a degree of flexibility as this role will initially work across multiple sites including Glasgow and Stirling, working days (Monday to Friday – 08:30 to 17:30). Future plans will then be for you to be based predominately at our Glasgow manufacturing site working a shift pattern yet to be defined with the view of moving to 24/7 shifts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure raw material and consumable availability for new and existing processes, creating documentation where required and communicating with Supply Chain
  • Support the design, execution and analysis of experiments for improving reagent manufacturing operations.
  • Work in collaboration with R&D to introduce new processes to manufacturing and roll out effective training
  • Provide feedback and evaluation support to R&D to aid delivery of suitably robust processes and test methods.
  • Prepare process buffers and stock solutions to allow reagent manufacturing and validation schedule to be met.
  • Manufacture assay reagents safely, efficiently in line with schedule and current SOPs and WIs to meet strip production requirements.
  • Evaluate performance of raw and in-process materials at critical stages of manufacture and carry out final formulation testing.
  • Support the purchasing of appropriate equipment and the validation activities for the manufacture and testing of reagents.
  • Schedule routine calibration, maintenance and running of laboratory and analytical equipment and support external supplier maintenance activities as required.

About you:

  • Minimum of Masters Degree level qualified in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
  • Experience working within a laboratory environment in academia or industry setting following good lab practices and confidence to work without supervision.
  • Ability to create and follow complex experiment instructions and accurately record data and outcomes.
  • Good at problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Computer literacy, data analysis interpretation skills and good attention to detail.
  • Good communication, personal task management skills and high self-motivation.
  • Can work well within a group environment.
  • Knowledge of in-process testing and characterisation techniques such as electrochemical, fluorescent and particle analysis methods (. Flow Cytometry, Dynamic Light Scattering).
  • Knowledge of coupling chemistries and protein conjugation and their manufacturing techniques at varying scales such as FPLC and TFF/Hollow fibre filtration.
  • Knowledge of Micro/nano-particles and their function in immunoassays.

At LumiraDx, diversity and inclusion are part of who we are. LumiraDx is committed to inclusion across race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or identity. We celebrate uniqueness and believe diversity drives innovation. LumiraDx seeks to deliver high quality, affordable medical diagnostics and healthcare services accessible to everyone around the world, and we wish to reflect a global multi-cultural approach across our business

Please note, if you wish to submit an application for this role, please consider the following information

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you are an internal candidate, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, you may be subject to all or some of the LumiraDx standard pre-employment checks.

Criminal records data is processed as part of our recruitment and selection processes and, where necessary, in the course of employment, we verify that candidates are suitable for employment or continued employment to comply with legal and regulatory obligations to which the company is subject.

LumiraDx place a high level of importance on its responsibilities for information security and privacy and have put in place an information security management system to ensure that the company and its staff maintain the highest standards with respect to data protection and information security. All staff are responsible for information security and therefore must understand and comply with the Company information security policies, procedures and guidance.

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