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Scientist, Assay Development

Scientist, Assay Development



About the Role:

We are looking for a creative Scientist to join our Assay Development team. You will develop and drive novel initiatives in the Assay Development team. You will own projects from inception to completion while coordinating with stakeholders across the organization. You will work closely with members of our technical team to provide feedback and brainstorm on novel ways to integrate technology with the biological capabilities we are developing. In this role you will be given the opportunity to truly drive innovations from start to finish, typically with tight deadlines and complex coordination exercises.

This role is available at our HQ and lab facilities at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ideate, plan, and execute experiments at a rapid pace.

  • Drive molecular biology projects from inception to completion, not limited to ideation, wet lab execution, data analysis and scale up.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with stakeholders from across the organization, including management team and technical platform teams.

  • Drive cutting-edge innovation and follow best practices in research.


  • Advanced degree (PhD or equivalent experience) in Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, or a related field.

  • Extensive experience working with high-throughput assay development e.g., novel immunoassays, NGS and display technologies.

  • A strong ability to think from first principles while troubleshooting failed experiments or deriving novel ideas.

  • Exposure to lab automation for high-throughput experimentation is a plus..

  • Experience working with data scientists or ML practitioners is a plus.

  • Effective communicator, problem solver, and collaborator with both technical and scientific teams.

  • Ability to own your work and drive outcomes in a fast-paced startup environment.


  • Total compensation includes generous equity and benefits.

  • 30 vacation days and 13 public holidays per year.

  • Premium pension.

  • Parental leave.

  • Large office and private lab on the Karolinska Institute campus in Stockholm.


Our mission is to build foundational technologies to advance human health.

We believe rebels dare to question the status quo. Rebels solve the impossible. Rebels build the breakthroughs that define our future. We are rebels.

You'll be joining a team who has worked on the frontier of machine learning and synthetic biology at Google X, Stanford, UCSF, KTH, Thermo Fisher, and Enveda Biosciences. Our team is focused on accelerating the science of human health and ultimately change the trajectory of humanity. Join us and build the future.

IONLACE is an equal opportunity employer and we actively seek to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of their background.

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