Scientist – Hologic, Inc. 



About the job

We are looking for an excellent candidate to join our Research & Development Assay Development team in Espoo, Finland. In Espoo RD, we are developing new innovative molecular diagnostics assay products in infectious disease area on our Novodiag platform. These tests are targeted for the global health care markets and will be developed according to the regulatory standards and Science of Sure. You will join around 50 colleagues in Espoo RD and work collaboration with our global RD sites in Paris and San Diego, with expertise in e.g. assay development, chemistry, mechanical and electrical engineering, microfluidics, software development and modeling. You will also co-operate with operate with other disciplines, like engineering, production, and quality / regulatory.

Your responsibilities in position will include:

  • Participate in a project team working towards a new innovative molecular diagnostics assay product in infectious disease area on Novodiag platform
  • Working in collaboration with design transfer, production, and quality assurance teams

We expect form candidate for a position:

  • Passion and enthusiasm to participate in a dynamic team for developing novel molecular diagnostics tests for global markets
  • Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology methods
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent teamwork skills coupled with proactive way of working
  • Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills
  • Good computer skills, willingness to learn new software tools used in R&D
  • Experience in working in IVD, life-science or medical device companies as well as familiarity of the applicable regulations and standards in IVD test development is considered as a plus
  • Experience with relevant bioinformatics tools an d algorithms is considered as a plus

Your key responsibilities:

  • Planning, executing, and documenting laboratory experiments, analyzing scientific data and observations in detail
  • Supervising and helping research associates as well as work in a laboratory when needed
  • Clearly and accurately communicating the results to the team
  • Creating product development documentation according to regulatory standards
  • Evaluation of new methods and generating proof of concept in collaboration with other R&D teams and production


  • PhD or MSc with scientific working experience in appropriate field, such as molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology or clinical microbiology
  • 2+ years of working experience in appropriate field