Scientist 1

Duration: 12 months- potential to convert into full time

This person would be responsible for participating in a laboratory environment for research and development programs focused on the goal of developing and optimizing biosensors and their associated reagents. 


* Support biosensor and reagent development for point-of-care rapid tests using electrochemistry, clinical biochemistry, and surface chemistry; 
* Support development of novel chemistry methods for sensing blood gases, electrolytes, and other analytes; 
* Design, carry out experiments and data analysis , and present findings with little supervision; 
* Proactively identify, troubleshoot and provide solutions to issues relating to development, evaluation, optimization and validation of biosensors. 
* Make sound judgment to organize and prioritize various assignments and to reach desired outcomes in a timely fashion 

Specific duties include: 

- Performing hands-on lab work in the areas of blood handling; assembling components; and testing on prototype equipment. 
- Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the technical and operating staff involved 
- Preparing test solutions 
- Performing inventory management and safety inspections 


• Minimum of a bachelor's degree Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Material Science or Biomedical Engineering. 
• Hands-on experience in a full range of electroanalytical techniques such as SPR, QCM, SAW and electrochemical sensing 
• Knowledge and experience in surface analytical techniques: AFM, optical microscopy, ellipsometer, XPS, Tof-SIM, cyclic voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, etc. 

Provides assistance in a wide variety of routine technical assignments. Assists with conducting routine tests or investigations pertaining to the development of new designs methods, materials, or processes and investigates possible application of results Obtains, correlates, and analyzes technical information needed to accomplish routine tasks. Provides assistance in preparing reports, charts, graphs, and other documents. Assists in developing designs for a variety of products, processes, and components.

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