Senior R&D Scientist (FT, Permanent)

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


LuminUltra our purpose is to change the world's understanding of how microbes impact our water. The world's water is at risk, are you ready to make a difference?


are a leading manufacturer and thought-leader in the biotech industry, developing high-tech products and services to help companies and organizations all over the world with their water quality monitoring needs. Headquartered in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we are a global company with satellite operations in Baltimore, Paris, London, and Melbourne, AU. We need a driven person to support the R&D Team in our Baltimore Office as our company grows. If you are up for the challenge, apply to join our winning team.


Our best-in-class solutions are used around the world in a wide range of industries, including the municipal, manufacturing, and energy sectors. Armed with dedicated ownership, a talented team, best-in-class partners, and a solid foundation, LuminUltra is looking to add new, talented ‘A players’ that can help to write the next chapter in our rapid growth trajectory.


Job Description

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 – Molecular Assays will have the following responsibilities:


  • Contribute towards the development of new molecular diagnostics testing tools for infectious disease and industrial microbiology.
  • Optimize and validate qPCR, ATP, and other molecular assays.
  • Optimize and validate new DNA/RNA and small molecule extraction techniques.
  • Contribute to the development of new enzymes, new devices, and diagnostics tools.
  • 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.



  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Enzymology, or related discipline.
  • Documented experience in a molecular biology laboratory.
  • Documented experience with real-time PCR or similar assay development.
  • Experience in protein expression and enzyme characterization highly desired.
  • 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.


Company Benefits

LuminUltra offers the following benefits for this full-time position:

  • Flexible paid vacation.
  • Paid flex time to accommodate sick time and personal appointments.
  • Generous bonus program.
  • Opportunity for professional development and training.
  • Medical and Dental benefits (partially paid by the company).


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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