at VIVA USA Inc. in Newark, Delaware, United States
Job DescriptionIn this hands-on technical role the successful candidate will be part of an R&D team developing and testing sensors for new Point of Care assays, as well as providing troubleshooting and continuous improvement support for existing products. A wide range of analytical chemistry and biochemical methodologies will be employed to support the sensor assay development work. Day to day activities will include designing experiments, conducting research, assembling subsystems, running test protocols, data analysis, and process development studies to support R&D development and verification/validation project phases. A wide range of general chemistry skills and good quantitative ability is required to support these endeavors. The successful candidate will solve technical problems, participate in troubleshooting efforts to determine root causes for failures and customer complaints, and sit and present on multifunctional teams. Good teamwork and interpersonal skills are necessary as the position will involve close collaboration with colleagues from other departments. Additional duties include day-to-day upkeep and maintenance of labs, maintaining a laboratory notebook, writing technical reports, internal protocols and SOPs, and keeping up to date with advances in the in vitro diagnostics field.
Requirements for this position are as follows:
Preferably a Masters degree in chemistry, analytical chemistry, or a related field.
Alternatively a BSc. in chemistry, analytical chemistry, or a related field with a minimum of 2 years applicable industry experience in the medical diagnostics field or equivalent experience.
Previous experience working with and/or knowledge of electrochemical sensor methods is desirable.
General wet chemistry skills. Excellent quantitative skills and working knowledge of basic statistical methods. Highly motivated and able to work independently or in a team environment.
Ability to multi-task and to participate on multiple project teams. Good oral and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.