About Meridian

Meridian Bioscience (formally Magellan Diagnostics) is a fully integrated life science company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes a broad range of innovative diagnostic products. We are dedicated to developing and delivering better solutions that give answers with speed, accuracy and simplicity that are redefining the possibilities of life from discovery to diagnosis. We are looking for talented and passionate individuals that help drive our vision. Our innovative culture will allow interested candidates to discover and create, through collaboration, cutting edge solutions to tough problems.

Job Summary

This individual will be central to improving Meridian's current blood lead testing systems. Primary role is act as a technical expert decision maker, assimilating diverse information from many sources. Contributions are critical to the business unit's goals.

The ideal candidate will have a proven diagnostic development track record and project management skills. Senior Scientist will direct projects ranging from technical feasibility / intellectual property generation, problem resolution, process development, verification and validation, and technology transfer from R&D to Manufacturing. The individual must have excellent communication and project management skills, including the ability to conceive of, plan for, and drive projects towards successful and timely completion.

Key Duties

Research and development of electro-chemical systems comprising sensors, reagents and instruments, for use in clinical applications.

Work will require project leadership as well as making individual contributions towards improving existing systems as well as towards developing new sensors for new applications.

Devise, set up, and execute suitable experiments in order to develop and test various sensor, reagent, and instrument systems.

Analyze data from experiments and devise interpretations, as well as new and improved methods, materials, protocols, etc. Develop, test, validate, and keep records on sensor methodologies.

Assist in the development of methodologies, procedures, protocols, documentation, etc, for the transfer of developed products to manufacturing.

Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.

Applies expert knowledge in scientific theories to execute overall project assignments.

Conceptualizes, prioritizes, and schedules project deliverables. Determines trade-offs between product features, product delivery and resource availability for presenting to the project team.

Maintains technical liaisons with individuals within and outside the organization with the responsibility for acting independently on technical matters.

Interprets experimentation results to determine appropriate course of action. Acts as a sounding board for testing scientific hypotheses and as a stimulus for the attainment of the highest caliber of scientific thinking and experimentation.

Trains the technical staff in executing study or validation protocols.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Broad knowledge of electro-chemistry with a good familiarity of analytical chemistry as well as general diagnostic methodology.

Understanding of the regulatory requirements for the development of medical devices.

Applies advanced technical principles, theories and concepts. Contributes to development of new principles and concepts.

Ability to lead a technical area independently to accomplish significant scientific advances related to business unit goals.

Ability to make technical decisions that have a large impact on business unit achievement.

Ability to technically contribute outside one’s field and at a Project Team Representative level.

Ability to correctly assess the technical competitive landscape.

This person functions as a key scientific advisor to technology decisions at a project level.

Ability to translate business unit goals into executable plans understanding technical risks, mitigations and alternatives.

Track record of significantly contributing to projects.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor of Science Degree required and 10 years’ practical experience At least 8 years practical experience with Master of Science degree. At least 4 year’s practical experience with PhD.

PhD in Chemistry is preferred.

Experience with design, development and clearance of medical devices is preferred.



Must be able to travel by car/air domestically and internationally to conduct MBI business up to 15% of the time.


Must have the ability to lift 20 pounds of supplies or finished product throughout the workday.


Must be able to concentrate, analyze and solve complex issues throughout the course of the workday

Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (gloves, face shields/safety glasses, latex, or nitrile gloves, etc.).

Will be required to be fully gowned for performing tasks in a clean room environment

Must be able to adhere to applicable bio-safety practices when on the manufacturing floor or in laboratories.

Ability to stand, stoop, reach, push and pull throughout the course of the work shift.

Experiments may involve materials that are considered potentially biohazardous. Must be able to work with human substances such as blood.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Type
Full Time
79 days ago

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