R&D Microbiologist

LuminUltra is currently recruiting for an R&D Microbiologist to join our team in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Job Description 

As a member of LuminUltra’s R&D Team, the R&D Microbiologist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute towards the development of new molecular diagnostics testing tools for infectious disease and industrial microbiology.
  • Culture and maintain BSL2 pathogenic organisms.
  • Optimize and validate qPCR and other molecular assays.
  • Design and lead projects focused on the development of new nucleic acid extraction and purification methods.
  • Contribute to general laboratory maintenance and best practices.
  • Participate in generating and maintaining product documentation and training materials.
  • Mentor less experienced scientists in analyzing data and in establishing best practices.
  • Collaborate with other team members including biologists, engineers, and software developers in the commercialization of new diagnostic testing solutions.
  • Provide technical support to customers utilizing new equipment/devices.

Required Qualifications

  • Recent PhD in Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, or related discipline.
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience.
  • Documented experience in a microbiology laboratory culturing pathogenic microorganisms (e.g., Legionella, Salmonella, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Passion for contributing to the development of next generation diagnostics tools and devices. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with real-time PCR or related technologies.
  • Experience in developing DNA and RNA extraction procedures.
  • Experience working with pathogenic clinical samples (e.g., blood, urine, etc.).
  • Experience working with viral pathogens.

 Application Process 

Please submit all applications via email to jobs@luminultra.com and reference the job title R&D Microbiologist.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for initial screening will be contacted.

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