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Senior Research Scientist @ funded startup in the SF Bay area (Posted 27-June-2019)

We are looking for a Senior Research Scientist specializing in electrochemical sensor research and development to lead our sensor R&D team, to research, build, prototype and develop (from prototyping to commercialization) sensors for analysis of biologically derived VOCs

Description
We are developing a commercial VOC breath meter for a very large potential market in consumer and clinical testing. We have a functioning prototype, based on a proven electrochemical sensor, sampling mechanism and signal processing algorithms. We believe that there is room for improvement in the existing catalytic system and in the signal processing algorithm. We also believe that other catalytic systems may offer advantages over the currently employed system. We need someone with an advanced Analytical Chemistry Degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) with a strong technical background in electrochemistry, analytical methods, modification of polymers, and sensor/electrode fabrication. If you are a scientist with the knowledge and experience to help us take this technology to the next level, we’d love to talk to you.

Must haves
Expertise in:
• Electroanalytical Chemistry
• Amperometric and voltammetry techniques for sensor diagnostic applications
• Building and validating electrochemical sensors as long-term and reliable sensor solutions for integration into various medical devices
• Development, application, and realization of electrochemical measurements for biologically derived molecules
• Fabrication of electrochemical sensors for prototyping and commercial application
• Analytical chemistry and electrochemistry tools and techniques
• DOEs and signal processing

Also:
• Excellent quantitative skills and working knowledge of simple and complex statistics
• Flexibility to work in a rapidly developing environment
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Nice to haves
Experience with polymer synthesis
Knowledge of polymer constructs, and electrochemical systems
Experience with microscopy techniques: SEM and TEM
Experience with spectroscopy techniques: FTIR, UV-Vis etc.
Experience in analysis of VOC via GC-MS or equivalent.
Experience working with diagnostic device development from early stage R&D through transfer to manufacturing, clinical trial, device regulatory approval, and commercial launch

What you’ll be doing
Develop sensors from pre-development through product release
Catalyst synthesis, electrode fabrication, electrochemical measurements, results analyses and documentation.
Collaborate with engineers to integrate electrochemical sensors into devices
Work with the hardware team to prototype in-house built sensor prototypes.
Provide technical expertise to develop and execute hypothesis-driven experiments in an effort to convert bench-based scientific discoveries into commercial and reliable analytical products.
Identify, troubleshoot, and provide solutions to issues in the development, evaluation, optimization, and validation of sensors.
Design key experiments, develop pass and fail criteria, selection of appropriate form factors, assess reliability, selectivity, and sensitivity.
Transfer sensor designs from R&D to Manufacturing

We are a funded startup in the SF Bay Area offering a competitive salary + benefits with equity participation. An SF Bay Area location is preferable but not necessary.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@metre.ai


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions @ Biosensing Lab, Shenzhen University, China (Posted 29-Jan-2019)

Several postdoc positions in the development of biosensors/biomedical devices and biomaterials are available immediately at the center for Bio-Engineering & Sensing Technology (BEST center), Shenzhen University, China.

The successful candidate will be able to participate in a project dedicated to the design of flexible, implantable electrical biosensors for biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. The candidate must have good oral and written communication skills in English, and be able to interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues. Experienced postdocs are particularly encouraged to apply for a faculty position.

Prospective candidates should have a PhD and experience in analytical chemistry (ideally bioanal. chemistry, surface chemistry), or any related subjects. Techniques include, but are not limited to, nanobiosensing, biomaterials electrochemical AFM, STM, SECM PCR etc. Experiences of cell culture and stem cell are assists.

Position is available immediately. Salary will be commensurate with experience and initially will be tied to an assistant professor salary scale (380-480K RMB/year which equivalent to ~US$55K-75K/year). The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with a possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

Please submit a cover letter, CV and arrange to have 3 reference letters sent to:
Prof. Xueji Zhang, Vice President
Shenzhen University
Email: zhangxueji@szu.edu.cn