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Senior Material Scientist / Engineer

Company: Genapsys
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

At Genapsys we are working to transform the human condition by building an affordable, scalable genomic ecosystem that empowers research and diagnostics. Powered by semiconductor chip-based electronic sequencing technology, our platform will be a modular and accessible system that will enable highly accurate, scalable, and affordable sequencing for a variety of applications. We believe in a world where every researcher and clinician can perform their sequencing on-site, enabling easy and rapid access to actionable insights based on genomic data. Join us and let's work together to unlock universal access to genomic sequencing.

About The Role

The Senior Materials Scientist or Engineer will use their core knowledge and deep understanding of polymers and materials compatibility to create solutions to Genapsys instrument challenges. This role requires the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects that require the application of materials and polymer chemistry knowledge to develop novel solutions needed to guide the instrument team launch our products on time and with superior quality. Typical activities involve compatible material selection, materials processing, authoring material standards, creating and managing Genapsys instrument Materials Documentation systems, validating materials internally and with suppliers, root-cause-analysis, FMEA, and researching new material process technologies to assess feasibility, and process optimization. The position reports to the Senior Director of Chemistry in our Redwood City, CA office. This is a very exciting time to Join our growing Genapsys team as the technology is rapidly scaling and approaching market adaption.

Primary Responsibilities (include But Are Not Limited To)

  • Fundamental understanding of industrial material processing technology (blow & injection moulding, extrusion, ---etc) and ability to use this knowledge guide the selection of materials.
  • Directly work with Instrument design engineering, manufacturing, quality, and vendors to define, select and validate materials and their requirements.
  • Ensure materials cross compatibility with different chemical reagents, instrument design, and material processing strategies.
  • Perform and guide Materials compatibility testing with chemical reagents.
  • Apply root-cause-analysis and FMEA fundamental concepts for all instrument material issues.
  • knowledge of related ASTM and ISO standards and materials testing methods; ability to develop customized materials requirements and techniques for complex hardware and instrumentation.
  • Communicate results effectively to stakeholders and other interested parties
  • Create and Write material standards for instrument materials.
  • Record, analyze, and interpret experimental results.
  • Document results in technical reports and present data at team meetings.
    • PhD degree in Polymer or Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Science, or equivalent.
    • Strong technical experience in materials science and/or polymer science.
    • 3-5 years industrial experience working with and applying fundamental knowledge of polymers and materials science.
    • Experience developing and executing plans for material characterization and compatibility testing.
    • Hands-on experience with standard analytical tools (FTIR, DSC, Rheometry, DMA, etc.)
    • Strong communication and organizational skills with ability to manage projects independently
    • Strong technical writing skills and experience writing material standards desired.
      Desired Qualities
      • Highly collaborative, team-oriented, and adaptable to fast-paced, dynamic work environments and shifting demands.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral communication of technical material.
      • Scrappy, willing to pitch in where needed.
      • Passion for making a difference in the world.
      • Able to work effectively in a matrix organization.
        What we offer (US based-employees)*:
        • Competitive compensation and generous stock options.
        • Comprehensive, industry-leading medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and dependents.
        • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses.
        • 401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution.
        • Free daily catered gourmet lunches and snacks.
        • For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
        • Work with driven and enthusiastic colleagues in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, the opportunity to work on problems that matter in a highly collaborative environment.
          At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately, we cannot provide visa sponsorship.

          Genapsys has a robust COVID-19 prevention plan in order to keep our team members as safe as possible. This plan includes a requirement that all employees, contractors and visitors are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or receive an approved medical or religious exemption) prior to working on site at any Genapsys location. Please contact if you have any questions.

          A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Genapsys' culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!

Keywords: Genapsys, Redwood City , Senior Material Scientist / Engineer, Engineering , Redwood City, California

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