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Research Scientist V

Watertown, Massachusetts
Competitive salary, bonus, & share options
Closing date
May 10, 2020

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Research Scientist V

Employer                                C2Sense, Inc.

Location                                  Watertown, Massachusetts

Salary                                      Competitive with benefits

Field of specialization            Luminescence

Work function                         Research-Applied

Job type                                   Full time

C2Sense is commercializing gas sensing technologies pioneered in Prof. Timothy M. Swager’s laboratory at MIT.

Education Required: Ph.D. in Organic/Physical Chemistry or closely related field with an emphasis on the design, synthesis and application of luminescent materials.

Job Description: We are seeking a candidate to support commercialization of our AuthenTags technology.  The successful candidate will work on:

  • Sensing platform design and execution, including chemical synthesis, formulations development, laboratory testing and data analysis
  • Assay development and generation of standard operating procedures
  • Rapid prototyping and systems development in an Agile environment
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders for requirements gathering, results reporting and field testing
  • Mentoring and directing the research of BS/MS level chemists and engineers
  • Competitive analysis to identify and validate new product opportunities
  • Literature reviews to determine the parameter space for sensing formulations and technology expansion

The successful candidate will be required to work both independently and within interdisciplinary teams.

Experience Required: Strong background in the chemistry and application of luminescent materials is a prerequisite.  Demonstrated aptitude in small molecule and/or materials synthesis is a plus.  The successful candidate must be skilled in both experimental design and results interpretation using analysis tools such as Excel and MATLAB, be able to rapidly prototype materials, formulations and assays within an Agile work environment and demonstrate excellent communication skills with a proven track record mentoring team members.

Preferred Skills: Candidates with cross-disciplinary abilities and prior experience with product development, prototyping and testing.  Experience working in a wet chemistry laboratory (3-5 years), preferably including leadership/mentoring roles.

Keywords: Organic chemist, physical chemist, biochemist, research and development (R&D), product development, luminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, assay development, molecular assays.

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