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Project Leader (CDI/Permanent contract) – Nanochemist (F / M)

LumediX is a young, dynamic and innovative start-up in the field in vitro diagnostics. Its disruptive technology provides an increase in the performance of current immunodiagnostic tests, using luminescent nanoparticles developed at the Ecole Polytechnique. These nanoparticles increase the sensitivity of these tests by several orders of magnitude, thus providing a “Point-of-care” solution for performing diagnoses of pathologies previously inaccessible outside of analytical laboratories. LumediX’ vision is to develop advanced medical diagnostic solutions to facilitate access to care for everyone, everywhere.

Details of the position:

Within the LumediX start-up team, the main objective of this role is to participate in the development and industrialization of inorganic nanocrystals for use in “Lateral Flow” format kits in the in vitro diagnostics field, based on luminescent nanoparticles. The main duties are:

  • Development of chemical protocols for the synthesis of nanoparticles: optimization of synthesis protocols, characterizations, and production of nanoparticles.
  • Industrialization of the synthesis process: implementation of protocols for production in large volumes, implementation of tools for the transfer of the product on an industrial scale, validation of processes and reproducibility of manufacturing, choice and audit of suppliers.
  • Participation in the implementation of production protocols, for future ISO 13485 type certification.

Duration:

CDI; permanent contract

Starting date:

ASAP

Salary:

depending on experience

Location:

Paris, 5th arrondissement

Desired experience: 

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the development of chemicals, nanomaterials, and chemical characterization in an industrial environment
  • Project management in a multidisciplinary context
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment for the chemical and / or nanomaterial domain
  • Writing of industrialization and / or production protocols
  • Knowledge of chemical techniques such as sol-gel, colloidal synthesis, and bottom-up processes for the production of nanomaterials
  • Knowledge of characterization techniques such as DLS, TEM, Zeta potential.

Experience in the following areas would be a plus: surface chemistry, colloidal chemistry, protocol preparation and implementation, fluorescence techniques, development of optical-based medical devices, ISO 13485 quality assurance.

Required Skills:

  • Masters level training in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Physics
  • Personal qualities: team spirit, rigor, sense of organization.
  • Willingness to work in a “start-up” environment, with the possibility of developing breakthrough products at an early stage
  • Fluent English (written and oral) and French (desirable)

Contact:

hr@lumedix.com citing reference HR-RD-003




Internship – Product Marketing – In Vitro Diagnostics (F / M)

LumediX is a young, dynamic and innovative start-up in the field in vitro diagnostics. Its disruptive technology provides an increase in the performance of current immunodiagnostic tests, using luminescent nanoparticles developed at the Ecole Polytechnique. These nanoparticles increase the sensitivity of these tests by several orders of magnitude, thus providing a “Point-of-care” solution for performing diagnoses of pathologies previously inaccessible outside of analytical laboratories. LumediX’ vision is to develop advanced medical diagnostic solutions to facilitate access to care for everyone, everywhere.

Details of the internship:

In the team the LumediX start-up, the main objective of this mission is to participate in the implementation of the market strategy of the first products of the company:

  • Positioning of the entire LumediX product offer
  • Determination of additional relevant applications
  • Benchmarking of the competition and existing solutions
  • To participate in the implementation of an ISO 13485 quality assurance system

Duration:

6 months (minimum of 4 months)

Starting date:

September/October 2019

Location:

Paris, 5th arrondissement

Desired experience: 

  • Project management in a multidisciplinary context
  • Scientific knowledge in the field of immunoassays
  • Competition research in a B2B market

Experience in the following areas would be a plus:

in vitro diagnostics, nanochemistry/nanoparticles, biochemistry, ISO13485 quality assurance, regulatory environment MDD / MDR / IVDR

Required Skills:

  • Master level training in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Physics
  • Personal qualities: team spirit, rigor, sense of organization.
  • Willingness to work in a “start-up” environment, with the
  • possibility of developing breakthrough products at an early stage
  • Fluent English and French (written and oral)

Contact:

hr@lumedix.com citing reference HR-ST-005




Internship – Nanochemistry (F / M)

LumediX is a young, dynamic and innovative start-up in the field in vitro diagnostics. Its disruptive technology provides an increase in the performance of current immunodiagnostic tests, using luminescent nanoparticles developed at the Ecole Polytechnique. These nanoparticles increase the sensitivity of these tests by several orders of magnitude, thus providing a “Point-of-care” solution for performing diagnoses of pathologies previously inaccessible outside of analytical laboratories. LumediX’ vision is to develop advanced medical diagnostic solutions to facilitate access to care for everyone, everywhere.

Details of the internship:

Within the LumediX start-up team, the main objective of this mission is to participate in the development and industrialization of inorganic nanocrystals for use in “Lateral Flow” format kits in the in vitro diagnostics field, based on luminescent nanoparticles. The essential missions are:

  • Development of chemical protocols for the synthesis of nanoparticles: optimization of synthesis protocols, characterizations, and production of nanoparticles.
  • Industrialization of the synthesis process: implementation of protocols for production in large volumes, implementation of tools for the transfer of the product on an industrial scale, validation of processes and reproducibility of manufacturing, choice and audit of suppliers.
  • Participation in the implementation of production protocols, for future ISO 13485 type certification.

This internship can lead to a hiring on permanent contract.

Duration:

6 months (minimum of 4 months)

Starting date:

September/October 2019

Location:

Paris, 5th arrondissement

Required Skills:

  • Masters level training in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Physics
  • Personal qualities: team spirit, rigor, sense of organization.
  • Willingness to work in a “start-up” environment, with the possibility of developing breakthrough products at an early stage
  • Fluent English and French (written and oral)

Contact:

hr@lumedix.com citing reference HR-ST-004




Internship – Establishing a quality management system following the ISO  13485: 2016 reference in an in vitro diagnostics start-up (F /M)

LumediX is a young company created in 2018, and a spin-off of the Ecole Polytechnique. The technology it has developed is based on rare-earth luminescent nanoparticles that amplify the sensitivity of in vitro diagnostic tests by several orders of magnitude. This opens new horizons for performing better tests that are easier to implement and improve the lives of patients.

Main objectives of the internship:

The main objectives of the internship are:

  • Continue the implementation of an ISO 13485:2016 quality standard
  • Implementation of a technical file for a future CE-IVD marking
  • Develop a culture awareness for quality management within the company

Main responsibilities:

In close collaboration with the entire LumediX team and with a firm specialized in the field:

  • Identify processes adapted to the current size of society while anticipating its development.
  • Contribute to the overall definition of LumediX’s quality policy.
  • Write the general processes and procedures of the Quality Management System.
  • Establish performance indicators for each identified process.
  • Build Risk Analysis of the company’s product line.
  • Design solutions to optimize the quality of the production process.
  • Establish a system for monitoring regulations and standards related to LumediX’s activities (in particular the use of nanoparticles).
  • Raise awareness among all LumediX employees for issues related to the Quality Management System and involve them in its implementation.

This internship can lead to a hiring on permanent contract.

Duration:

6 months (minimum of 4 months)

Starting date:

September/October 2019

Location:

Paris, 5th arronidssement

Required Skills:

  • Training: Master 2 profile with a specialty in Quality / Regulation
  • Personal qualities: team spirit, rigor, sense of organization. Willingness to work in a “start-up” environment, with the possibility of participating in the development of breakthrough products in an upstream phase.
  • Fluent English (written and oral)

Contact:

hr@lumedix.com citing reference HR-ST-001




Internship – Development of an innovative biophotonic medical device for the field of in vitro diagnostics (F / M)

LumediX is a young, dynamic and innovative start-up in the field in vitro diagnostics. Its disruptive technology provides an increase in the performance of current immunodiagnostic tests, using luminescent nanoparticles developed at the Ecole Polytechnique. These nanoparticles increase the sensitivity of these tests by several orders of magnitude, thus providing a “Point-of-care” solution for performing diagnoses of pathologies previously inaccessible outside of analytical laboratories. LumediX’ vision is to develop advanced medical diagnostic solutions to facilitate access to care for everyone, everywhere.

Main objectives of the internship:

The main objectives of the internship are:

  • Design an optical system for the analysis of in vitro diagnostic tests in “microplate” format
  • Create a functional demonstrator
  • Development of a tool for piloting an instrument

Main responsibilities:

In close collaboration with the co-founders and with the Laboratory of Optics and Biosciences of the Ecole Polytechnique:

  • Analyze the performance and robustness requirements needed for the final application.
  • Develop an optical system compatible with LumediX technology (fluorescence measurements), for a “microplate” type format
  • Perform prototyping
  • Interact with a multidisciplinary team (biochemistry, biology, mechanics, electronics) to synthesize all requests.
  • Perform tests for the product’s technical documentation.

This internship can lead to a hiring on permanent contract.

Duration:

6 months (minimum of 4 months)

Starting date:

April 2019

Location:

Campus Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau) or Paris

Required Skills:

  • Masters level training with specialty in optics / photonics
  • Mastery of optical computation software and understanding of fluorescence-based systems
  • Knowledge in mechanical prototyping, electronics and Labview and/or C/C ++ and / or Matlab and/or Python will be a plus
  • Personal qualities: team spirit, rigor, sense of organization. Willingness to work in a “start-up” environment, with the possibility of participating in the development of breakthrough products in an upstream phase.
  • Fluent English (written and oral)

Contact:

hr@lumedix.com citing reference HR-ST-002

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