Project Manager (CDD) – Immunoassay Development at Ecole Polytechnique (F / M)

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The Laboratoire Optique et Biosciences (LOB) at Ecole Polytechnique is developing new technologies at the intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. As part of this work, it has developed applications in the field of in vitro diagnostics using high-performance rare-earth-based luminescent nanoparticles. This technology is currently being developped in cooperation with the SATT Paris Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, and LumediX.

Roles and responsibilities 

In close collaboration with the founders of the LumediX start-up, the main objective of this mission is to participate in the development and industrialization of “Lateral Flow” format kits in the field of in vitro diagnostics based on luminescent nanoparticles. The essential responsibilities are:

  • Development of immunological protocols (kit and reagents) using nanoparticles, in “Lateral Flow” format: research and optimization of ligands, biofunctionalization of nanoparticles with ligands, optimization of the conditions of use of immunoassay kits.
  • Industrialization of the production process of immunoassays: implementation of protocols for the production in large quantities, implementation of the tools for the transfer of the product at an industrial scale, validation of the processes and reproducibility of manufacturing, and chose and audit providers.
  • Participation in the implementation of production protocols, for future ISO 13485 type certification.

Job details

12-month fixed-term contract starting in September 2018 (which could lead to a permanent position at LumediX). Salary to be discussed according to profile.


Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau

Desired Experience

  • At least 2 years of experience in the development of immunoassays, in an industrial environment
  • Project management in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment for the field of in vitro diagnostics
  • Drafting of industrialization and / or production protocols

Experience in the following areas would be a plus: surface chemistry, strip immunoassays, protocol preparation and implementation, fluorescence techniques, development of optical-based medical devices

Desired profile

  • Master’s degree, or PhD in biochemistry, biology, immunology, chemistry or biophysics
  • Personal qualities: team spirit, rigor, sense of organization. Willingness to work in a “startup” environment, with the possibility of developing early-stage breakthrough products.
  • Fluent English (written and oral)

Contact citing ref. : 2018-PCP1

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