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Applications Scientist

Messina Group in Chicago, IL, USA


$100,000 to $105,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Great opportunity with a well-established company!”

Messina Group is seeking an individual who has extensive hands-on experience developing and optimizing ELISA/Immunoassays for diagnostics and drug discovery and development. The Applications Scientist will support a diverse and rapidly growing partner and customer base. This person will be a key member of a science team, working with the applications team, R&D, sales, marketing, and manufacturing.


  • Work with customers to determine and understand their needs
  • Develop custom immunoassays using super sensitive detection technology and assay optimization process
  • Provide data-driven updates and collaborate with internal Applications team and customers throughout the assay development process
  • Complete all documentation required for new product launch
  • Visit potential customer labs throughout the United States to apply detection technology to customer immunoassays
  • Able to evaluate ELISA results and troubleshoot customer assays and provide input on best practices
  • Provide hands-on assistance and product support to customers as needed
  • Provide technical expertise in support of sales organization’s efforts, including giving technical presentations and taking the lead on customer technical discussions
  • Work internally to ensure that products meet customer’s needs
  • Take the lead on customer technical discussions
  • Identify KOL’s and assist them in evaluating our portfolio of products
  • Collaborate with marketing on all customer facing documents (i.e., product inserts) to ensure clear and accurate information

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or Master degree in biological sciences, molecular biology, or related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in immunoassay development and optimization required
  • ELISA experience is required
  • Strong molecular biology skills
  • Able to think on their feet, troubleshoot, quickly define problems and develop a plan to rectify the situation in order to meet project/customer needs
  • Comfortable explaining technical material to a disparate range of potential customers
  • Must have a proactive mindset to organizing and balancing multiple priorities and projects in a fast-paced laboratory setting

Messina Group

About Messina Group:

Messina Group is a national Staffing and Consulting solutions firm that has grown to over 200 employees and continues to serve its clients across numerous industries. With an average employee tenure of 15 years, Messina understands the level of quality talent organizations need to succeed.

Messina Group encompasses two national divisions: Messina Group Staffing and Messina Group Consulting. Combined, these two divisions provide customers a full suite of People, Process and Technology initiatives through professional staffing offerings and consulting services. As a trusted advisor to its clients, the experience and longevity of Messina Group’s staffing division provides both stability and a competitive advantage to clients and their business.

Our staffing expertise includes:
• BECO | Manufacturing & Engineering Staffing
• BECO | Architectural & Engineering Staffing
• LabTemps | Scientific & Laboratory Staffing
• FinancialTemps | Financial, Accounting & Administrative Staffing
• MG | Project Management & Information Technology Staffing
• MG | Digital Marketing & Creative Staffing

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Posted date: 8 days ago

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