R&D Scientist - Electrochemistry

Irvine, California
Full Time /
About Us

Fluxergy is a rapidly growing in vitro diagnostics company innovating on the cutting-edge of laboratory testing. We’re developing the first and only multi-modal point-of-care platform that enables molecular, clinical chemistry, immunoassay, and hematology testing on the same system.  

Our platform spans many markets including the clinical, veterinary, and food safety industries. We are seeking self-motivated problem solvers who are excited to help decentralize traditional laboratory infrastructure.  

At the core of our company’s identity is a strong foundation in engineering. We take great pride in our commitment to critical thinking and pragmatic problem-solving through a modular and systemic perspective. We hold the conviction that transparent communication, coupled with the flexibility to adjust to evolving scenarios and the willingness to venture beyond familiar territories, is crucial to both our success and yours.  

Our product: https://vimeo.com/176673475 

About the Role

This is an opportunity to join a team focused on making a significant impact on the biotechnology and diagnostics space through groundbreaking research and development.   
As an R&D Scientist – Electrochemistry, you will be part of an expanding R&D team and will apply your expertise to design and develop the next generation of our multimodality in-vitro diagnostic system.  You will have the opportunity to operate in both R&D labs and on the production floor, and to work with a cross discipline team supporting the development of our microfluidic consumables as well as new testing assays for use in diagnostic testing, this includes interfacing with microfluidic and process engineers, assay development scientist, software, electrical and mechanical engineers.  
Join us now to revolutionize the future of diagnostics and make a lasting impact on global healthcare. Apply today and be a part of the Fluxergy journey towards a healthier tomorrow!  

Team Culture:

- Research Oriented 
- Problem Solvers 
- Free to Innovate 
- Self-Starters 
- Collaborative 

What You Will Do

    • You will be responsible for selecting the optimal electrocatalyst and sensor design for engineering sensors capable of measuring entities within a specific range. 
    • Optimize sensor coating chemistry, working with current formulation and identifying approaches to circumvent performance and manufacturing challenges. 
    • Optimize sensor fabrication process, working with semi-automated and automated systems for, building optimal processes that drive quality.
    • Develop strategies to overcome challenges associated with sample interference. 

What You'll Need to Have

    • MS in electrochemistry or a related field of study with minimum 3 years of experience in the Point-of-Care industry, or PhD with 1 year of industry experience.  
    • Proficiency in electrochemistry principles, specifically in the context of point-of-care devices.  
    • Familiarity with Ion-Selective Electrodes (ISE) and metabolite sensors, including knowledge of their various types and applications. 
    • Demonstrated expertise in reference electrode design and its application in point-of-care devices.  
    • Comprehensive understanding of the role of reference electrodes in electrochemical sensing systems. 
    • An understanding of how biological samples can interfere with sensor development. 
    • Well-versed in identifying potential interferences and implementing mitigation processes to ensure reliability and accuracy of sensor measurements in real-world applications.  
Interview Process  
Our interview processes my differ slightly from role-to-role; however, most of our interviews will follow a similar pattern: 

- Recruiter Interview  
- Hiring Manager interview
- On-site Interview
- Decision    

We are an early-stage company and may change our interview process from time-to-time, but our hope is everyone who interviews with us has a positive experience, even if an offer isn’t presented.  
Excellent Medical/Dental Benefits 
- 99% medical benefit premiums paid by Fluxergy and covers employee, partner, and dependents 
- 100% dental and vision premiums paid for employee, partner, and dependents 
- 100% Life Insurance premiums paid for the employee  

Work - Life Balance Minded Time Off  
- 15 paid vacation days  
- 2-week paid winter break  
- 7 company paid holidays  
- 5 paid sick days 

A Work Culture Which Believes in Promoting from Within
- Wear lots of hats / accelerate your career growth! 
- We are a flat organization by design – lots of visibility!   
- Many of our current leaders started their career with Fluxergy!    

Salary Range:
Level I: $75,000 - $85,000/year
Level II: $85,000 - $100,000/year

Additional Information
Fluxergy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

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