Scientist, Assay Development


Billerica, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Post Date: 07/21/2021
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  • Company Address: One Kendall Square Building 1400, Cambridge, MA, 02139

About Quanterix

Quanterix is a company that is digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health. The company’s ultra-sensitive detection solution, Simoa, has the potential to change the way in which healthcare is provided today by giving researchers the ability to closely examine the role of biomarkers in the continuum of health to disease.

Job Description

Quanterix is a company on a mission to change the way in which healthcare is provided by giving researchers the ability to closely examine the continuum from health to disease. In our focused therapeutic areas, our revolutionary technology, Simoa®, is helping researchers advance the science of precision health. Simoa® is changing the way in which the biology of health and disease is studied by giving researchers the ability to closely examine critical biomarkers in most therapeutic areas including neurology, infectious disease, oncology, inflammation, and cardiology. To continue our extraordinary growth,  we are seeking an Assay Development Scientist I in Billerica, MA.  


We are looking for an experienced and motivated candidate to join our Assay Development team. This individual will perform moderate and high complexity laboratory testing for both research and clinical diagnostics in Quanterix’s Accelerator laboratory. Under general supervision, the Assay Development Scientist in their role as Testing Personnel carries out all policies and performs all tests in accordance with the department’s standard operating procedures.  The role requires independent work in an efficient and organized manner to assure accurate results and records. The work requires a professional level of knowledge to read and interpret accurately test results used by providers in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform testing protocols, run routine laboratory tests of samples
  • Assessing results according to QC, calibration, and normal range, taking appropriate action as per SOP and escalating up when necessary
  • Follow and document SOPs
  • Perform qc, routine preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment/instrumentation
  • Maintain records and work instructions 
  • Assists with training of staff

What We’ll Expect From You: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology Science, of Clinical Lab Science
  • 0- 2+ years of clinical laboratory experience is desirable
  • Academic or industrial laboratory experience required
  • Laboratory techniques such as ELISA, electrophoresis are desirable
  • Basic knowledge of science (immunology, biology and chemistry) and basic skills of mathematics
  • The best candidates will be detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills, be adaptable and enjoy being a contributing member of our team
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word LIS

Why You’ll Like Working For Us: 

Our Technology: Quanterix’ technology is designed to enable much earlier disease detection, better prognoses and enhanced treatment methods to improve the quality of life and longevity of the population for generations to come. The technology is currently being used for research applications in several therapeutic areas. The company was established in 2007 and is in Billerica, Massachusetts. For additional Information, please visit


Our Commitment To Employees: We have a free, state-of-the-art onsite fitness center for all employees. To keep you fueled up, we provide onsite employees free bagels every Monday morning, and free snacks and drinks every day! Quanterix hosts Virtual Bingo nights with all employees when we can see families, pets, and win amazing prizes. In addition to competitive compensation and a 401k plan with an employer match, we offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents. We offer a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurances, and Mental Health Care, we offer generous Maternity & Paternity leave, Family Medical Leave, Fertility Assistance, Dependent Care, Military Leave and Vacation Carryover. All employees are awarded Equity, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, a Performance Bonus, and 1:1 Financial Counseling/Planning. We also offer Tuition Assistance. 


Our Culture: Quanterix is committed to a Diverse and Inclusive workplace. We have a Diversity Program with Executive Sponsorship. Our core values are Accountability, Teamwork, Trust, and Transparency OR ATT2. Meet some of our team HERE. Quanterix is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Quanterix will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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