Application Scientist, Uppsala Sweden

Gyros Protein Technologies enables bioanalytical solutions and peptide synthesis that help scientists increase biomolecule performance and productivity in research, drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development, and bioprocess applications. Proprietary high-performance nanoliter-scale immunoassay platforms, Gyrolab® xPand and Gyrolab xPlore™, are used by scientists in leading pharmaceutical, biotech, CRO, and CMO companies for bioanalytical applications such as pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, immunogenicity, and quantitating bioprocess-related impurities.


Gyros was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from GE-Healthcare. In 2016 Gyros Protein Technologies was founded through the merger of Gyros and Protein Technologies. The centre of excellence for the immunoassay business of Gyros Protein Technologies is located in Uppsala. The company has approximately 140 highly motivated professionals in Sales, Marketing, R&D, Operations, etc. Since 2019 Gyros Protein Technologies is part of Mesa Laboratories Inc. as their Biopharmaceutical Division.


About the job

Gyros Protein Technologies, a global company that develops, manufactures, markets and sells a unique microfluidic platform based on CDs to miniaturize and automate immunoassays, is now searching for an Application Scientist with focus on kit- and assay development.


In the role of Application Scientist, you will be involved in the entire development process, from idea generation and early proof of concept to development, verification and launch of new products. The products include consumables and kits for immunoassays, microfluidic CDs, instruments and software with a focus on assay- and kit development for this particular role. The work takes place in an interdisciplinary area where broad competence and interest in the various functions are an advantage.


The work is conducted in project form and includes collaboration with other functions (such as manufacturing, quality control, marketing and sales) and requires good communication and collaboration skills.


If you are inspired by influencing and driving innovative overall solutions for immunoassays, have a positive can-do attitude and the ability to take initiatives, you are the person we are looking for.


What you will do

  • Develop and optimize automated immunoassays in CD format for different types of analysis, sample types and assay formats
  • Propose, plan and drive the development of new products and applications with focus on kits and assays
  • Develop project documentation such as plans, requirement, verification and validation documentation
  • Plan and perform verification and validation of instruments, software, kits and applications
  • Establish and develop processes, SOPs and product documentation for manufacturing and QC of kits and consumables
  • Develop marketing and training materials for new products, conduct internal training and participate in conferences
  • Stay up to date in the field and suggest new products
  • Ensure product quality and perform technical support of existing products
  • Act as an interface between application and instrument/hardware
  • Participate in the product development of CD’s, instruments and software


What we are looking for

We believe that you have a Master's degree in engineering in a relevant field, preferably molecular biotechnology, technical biology, chemical engineering, or other education in biology/chemistry. You have at least 2-5 years' experience of hands-on laboratory work and previous experience in both product development of kits, reagents and applications as well as development and optimization of immunoassays.


You possess a good biological understanding of immunoassays and you have the ability to work independently and take on a large degree of responsibility and commitment to the task.


You have good interpersonal skills and you express yourself well in both Swedish and English.


This role will report to Director R&D Application – Sara Sandstedt. The role is a permanent contract full-time and you will be based at the HQ office in Uppsala. EU working permit is a requirement.



Do you want to be a part of our team?


Please send your application to


We welcome your application as soon as possible but at the latest February 17th 2022. Interviews will be held continually and the position may be filled before the last application date.


If you have questions about the position please contact:

Director R&D Application – Sara Sandstedt: