Associate Scientist, Assay Technical Support


Posted on: September 14, 2021

Closing: October 14, 2021

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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 an Associate Scientist located in Billerica, MA  

We are looking for an experienced and motivated candidate to join our  team. This individual will thrive in a problem-solving oriented position to join our Process Excellence Group. Key responsibilities will include identifying opportunities to continuously enhance customer experience with assay performance via improvements to our development and manufacturing processes.

What You’ll Do:

  • Apply technical knowledge of immunoassays, laboratory skills, creative thinking and aptitude towards instrumentation to troubleshoot assay issues in manufacturing and escalated cases from customers using assay kits
  • Develop recommendation for how to correct component or assay issues, primarily through formulation optimization
  • Work closely with Technical Support to help resolve customer issues that require in-depth experimental investigation.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Assay Development Engineering, and Quality Control groups to support resolution of complex issues
  • Support development of incoming QC testing of raw materials and in-process testing of in manufacturing
  • Generate high quality data under tight deadlines

What We’ll Expect From You: 

  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Life Science
  • 2-5 years of industry experience in immunoassay development, life science, biotechnology, or IVD markets. Exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.
  • Experience in immunoassay product development strongly desired, including: reagent development and optimization, assay protocol optimization, migration of manual assays to automated instrumentation, specifications development, statistical methods, verification and validation protocol writing and execution, conformance with design control regulations
  • Formal training in and/or exposure to Lean/Six Sigma principles desired, but not required
  • Experience with statistical analysis software, like JMP desired but not required
  • Experience with materials and process development a plus
  • Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational, record keeping, and communication skills
  • Comfortable in fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities between active troubleshooting and big picture activities
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Must be proactive

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.


Posted on: September 14, 2021

Closing: October 14, 2021

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Career Focus: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Scientist

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