Senior R&D Scientist

US - Maryland
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Senior R&D Scientist
Baltimore, Maryland
Reference # TP – 13870

Since their initial launch in 2003, LuminUltra has been a leading manufacturer and thought-leader in the biotech industry, developing technology-based products and services to help people, companies, and organizations all over the world. Headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick, they are a global company with satellite operations in Baltimore, Paris, London and Melbourne.

Armed with dedicated ownership, a talented team, and a solid foundation, their best-in-class solutions are now being used in the fight against COVID-19. By expanding their capacity to produce 500,000 tests a week for labs across the country, they are leading the charge to protect Canadians and defeat this pandemic.

Now, on their behalf, we are currently recruiting for a Senior R&D Scientist to join their team of passionate and talented individuals.

As a key member of LuminUltra’s R&D Team, based in Baltimore, Maryland reporting to the VP, Product Development, the Senior R&D Scientist will have the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute towards the development of new molecular diagnostics testing tools for infectious disease and industrial microbiology.
  • Optimize and validate qPCR and other molecular assays.
  • Design and lead projects focused on the purification of new enzymes and other raw materials for diagnostic use.
  • Contribute to general laboratory maintenance and best practices.
  • Participation in generating and maintaining product documentation and training materials.
  • Mentor less experienced scientists in analyzing data and best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

As the ideal candidate, you possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Recent PhD or a M.S. in Molecular Biology or related discipline.
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience.
  • Documented experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
  • Experience with real-time PCR or related technologies is preferred.
  • Experience in protein expression and purification is preferred.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as individually.
  • Committed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done, we are a small team so you will be asked to wear many hats.

If you are ready to make a difference and be a part of the next chapter in LuminUltra’s rapid growth trajectory, then connect with us today!


To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” below:

For more information about this exciting opportunity please contact Laura Fair, Consultant, at 857.284.8442 or If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Laura know.


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