Experienced (Lab) Research Engineer

Job description

“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” STEVE JOBS


Dutch technology, global impact

Nostics is moving fast. We are looking for new colleagues who don't ask us what to do but who will actively help us achieve our goals. Are you interested in being part of something big? Want to change the world for millions around the globe by providing new, faster and reliable diagnostics? This is your chance to not just make a tremendous impact on a national level, but on the global health issues that we are currently all facing. Ready to join Spektrax?


Your personal mission 

We are looking for someone to fulfil an important role in the R&D team, therefore we are actively looking for a Microbiologist that likes to be in a high-paced innovative environment. Even though every day is different at Nostics, there are some key responsibilities that we would like you to take upon:

  • Development and Validation of our COVID-19 test and other diagnostic assays. 
  • High quality, well-documented evidence for the performance and stability of Spektrax products in line with ISO14385
  • Set-up new experiments and conduct and design them.
  • Guide and work with a small team of junior researchers.
  • Keep a clear vision on goals and ensure good communication about the status of a project and next steps.

You will also be working closely together with your lab colleagues on topics like maintaining appropriate ISO 13485 standards and supporting them in reviewing, writing and expanding the lab and safety procedures and validation protocols.

Job requirements

About you
To make sure you are the high energy colleague with the required qualities, you should maintain a certain skill-set. We’ve listed them for you, so you can make sure you check all the boxes.

  • You have a pragmatic approach to work
  • You like to have a lot of responsibility and take initiative
  • You're a teamplayer
  • 5+ years experience in a comparable role.
  • Preferably experience with ISO14385
  • Experience in working with biological material (bacteria/viruses)
  • Experience in working with different technical setups (spectroscopy - Raman, ideally)
  • You’ve gained this experience in a start-up or scale-up environment (IVD assay development ideally).
  • You are goal-oriented. 
  • You are fluent in the English language.
  • You are in it to make a change!

Your background

This job is not an easy one (but fun!). It requires a background in both technical/analytical work as well as in working with biological materials. For example combinations such as:

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical chemistry + molecular biology
  • Nanoparticles + biology such as breast cancer imaging applications
  • Raman Spectroscopy and biological samples (ideal)
  • Virus, bacteria and Spectroscopy (ideal)
  • Physics, Analytical thinking and microbiology
  • yours?


You will be involved in a lot of what is happening in the company so confidentiality and discretion are crucial characteristics we are looking for.

The Nostics culture
We have a very open and transparent way of working and we don't believe in a very hierarchical structure. Since everyday in the Nostics office is different, it would be impossible to give you all the details of your job description. If you are in for variation, leaving your mark in our fast-moving organisation and working together as a real team, then Nostics is definitely the place for you. Freedom and responsibility are key in our proactive and independent workplace.


About us

Nostics was founded in April 2020 with one goal: to help the world deal with virus crises such as the COVID-19 with an innovative, ultra-rapid, reliable testing method. We aim to get our diagnostics solution available as soon as possible. Validation & certification processes are currently ongoing and we are looking for the right people to help us get there.