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Research and Development Scientist

More Diagnostics Inc.
Job Location
2020 11th street
Los Osos, CA 93402
United States
Job Description

Essential Functions: 

Directing new product development

  • Perform literature searches for relevant new techniques and trending biomarkers for new product applications
  • Attend conferences, trade shows, and seminars to build working relationships with industry partners and Key Opinion Leaders
  • Develop project plans and track milestones
  • Direct laboratory technician(s) to perform production and testing
  • Analyze data and compile results to present internally and externally
  • Effectively document records of research activities to preserve continuity

Managing existing products through Design Control

  • Direct the activities of the Design Control Board and maintain proper documentation
  • Understand quality requirements related to the area
  • Specify, authorize, and purchase lab equipment and supplies
  • Understand and complies with ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements applicable to MDI


Success Factors

  • Good knowledge of scientific principles, methods, and techniques
  • A thorough understanding of human blood and serum biochemistry and familiarity with current literature
  • Ability to troubleshoot process and product anomalies
  • Ability to interpret and communicate scientific results to a broad range of individuals
  • Problem solving, creative thinking, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Solid written and verbal communication abilities
  • Self-starting and accountable to set goals, implement project plans, and monitor progress
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge or experience with ISO 13485:2016 standards and FDA regulations preferred
  • Prior medical device industry experience preferred
  • Prior knowledge of clinical chemistry applications preferred



  • Master’s Degree in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, or related field; PhD in relevant field preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a laboratory environment setting and/or relevant industry experience (in vitro diagnostics)


  • Proven record of accomplishment in research and development activities, previous experience in project management, familiarity with Design Controls, experience with blood/serum biochemistry.
How to Apply

Contact Rick Berard, CEO More Diagnostics

E [email protected]

P 805-529-6005

About Our Organization

More Diagnostics, Inc. (MDI) is a well-established in vitro diagnostics (IVD) supply company based in Los Osos, CA.  We have achieved an international reputation for developing reliable products that allow our clinical laboratory customers to obtain highly accurate test results.

The Research & Development Scientist, as the lead scientist at More Diagnostics, is a critical role for the company.  This position will be responsible for directing new product development and managing existing products through design control.

If you desire the opportunity to join a flexible and nimble business, based in the beautiful San Luis Obispo area, then keep reading.  The ideal candidate will have a strong science background with a record of accomplishment in a laboratory production environment.  Proven experience of success working in a small company culture is a must.

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