NanoComposix is a privately-held R&D and manufacturing company that develops innovative nanomaterials for research and commercial markets. We manufacture hundreds of different variants of metal and metal-oxide core/shell nanocomposites for a wide range of applications including biosensors, medical devices, clinical diagnostics, and optical effects.  Our multi-disciplinary technical teams provide method and protocol development, rapid prototyping, integration solutions, and testing services to help our customers accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative nanotechnology products.    We’re looking for smart, self-motivated candidates who are looking for an opportunity to bring amazing new products to market.  

A full list of open opportunities is provided below and also at our career application portal.  Direct links to each of the open jobs is provided below: 


Lateral Flow Bioconjugation: Research Associate (Updated November 13, 2016)

A research associate is needed to assist with developing next generation lateral flow tests based on both fluorescent and plasmonic particles.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual with ability to design and conduct robust and efficient experiments to solve difficult technical problems.  Must be able to work independently under supervision of a project manager, and be able to clearly document and communicate results. The applicant should be familiar with optimizing lateral flow assays and bioconjugation in general.  

Responsibilities will include the functionalization of nanoparticles with antibodies and other targeting agents, assembling and running of lateral flow strips, and optimizing these devices to increase sensitivity and minimize non-specific background.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or bioengineering
  • Experience with bioconjugation to surfaces or particles
  • Experience with analytical, physical, inorganic, and organic chemistry laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Ability to multi-task, handle frequently changing job functions, and rapidly learn new techniques and approaches.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must work well in a fast paced, start-up environment.
  • US citizenship or green card

Desired Skills

  • Lateral flow development
  • Bioassays, antibody conjugation, fluorescent labelling
  • Experience fabricating, functionalizing, and processing nanomaterials
  • Strong instrumentation background including optical microscopy, UV-Vis, DLS, Zeta-Potential, DLS, TEM, or SEM
  • Experience with analytical, physical, inorganic, and organic chemistry laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Familiar with cGMP or ISO 13485 compliant quality systems

    Application Process

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter here.   The cover letter should include information on how your previous experience relates to the job requirements and your availability.  Specific examples are of interest. You will not be considered without a cover letter.   

     


    Nanoparticle Synthesis: Research Associate (Updated November 13, 2016)

    A nanoparticle synthesis research associate position is available at nanoComposix.  Responsibilities include working with the product team to fabricate and characterize nanoparticles, prepare specification sheets, and carefully follow standard operating procedures for the large scale production of nanoparticles.  

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or nanoengineering with a strong chemistry background or minor in chemistry.
    • Experience with analytical, physical, inorganic, or organic chemistry laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
    • Ability to multi-task, handle frequently changing job functions, and rapidly learn new techniques and approaches.
    • Pays significant attention to detail and carefully documents all experimental procedures, observations and methodology.
    • Ability to keep organized data and records.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong computer skills including MS word, excel, and powerpoint.
    • US citizenship or green card

      Desired Skills

      • Experience fabricating, functionalizing, and processing nanomaterials
      • Experience with the bioconjugation of targeting molecules to surfaces or particles
      • Experience with optical microscopes, UV-Vis, DLS, Zeta-Potential,TEM, or SEM.

      Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter here.   The cover letter should include information on how your previous experience relates to the job requirements and your availability.  Specific examples are of interest. You will not be considered without a cover letter.   Candidate should be prepared to demonstrate their chemistry knowledge during the interview process. 


      Internship Research Associate (Updated November 13, 2016)

      A spring/summer internship position as a nanoparticle synthesis research associate is available at nanoComposix.  Responsibilities include working with the product team to fabricate and characterize nanoparticles, prepare certificates of analysis, and carefully follow standard operating procedures for the large scale production of nanoparticles.   For candidates that have just graduated, there is the possibility of the internship converting to a full time position.

      Requirements

      • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry or nanoengineering with a strong chemistry background or minor in chemistry.
      • Experience with analytical, physical, inorganic, or organic chemistry laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
      • Ability to multi-task, handle frequently changing job functions, and rapidly learn new techniques and approaches.
      • Pays significant attention to detail and carefully documents all experimental procedures, observations and methodology.
      • Ability to keep organized data and records.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Strong computer skills including MS word, excel, and powerpoint.
      • US citizenship or green card

        Desired Skills

        • Experience fabricating, functionalizing, and processing nanomaterials
        • Experience with the bioconjugation of targeting molecules to surfaces or particles
        • Experience with optical microscopes, UV-Vis, DLS, Zeta-Potential,TEM, or SEM.

        Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter here.   The cover letter should include information on how your previous experience relates to the job requirements and your availability.  Specific examples are of interest. You will not be considered without a cover letter.   Candidate should be prepared to demonstrate their chemistry knowledge during the interview process.


          Nanoparticle Chemist: Senior Scientist (Updated November 13 2016)

          A Senior Scientist position is available at nanoComposix.  Responsibilities include working with the product team to fulfill orders, perform quality control on master batches and aliquots, characterize nanoparticles, prepare specification sheets, and carefully follow standard operating procedures for the production of nanoparticles.   

          Requirements

          • Masters or PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or nanoengineering with experience in nanoparticle fabrication
          • Experience with analytical, physical, inorganic, or organic chemistry laboratory procedures, techniques and equipment.
          • Ability to multi-task, handle frequently changing job functions, and rapidly learn new techniques and approaches.
          • Great communicator and writer.  Will be responsible for brainstorming new ideas for products and pitching early stage concepts both internally and externally. 
          • Must work well in a fast paced, start-up environment.
          • US citizenship or green card

          Desired Skills

          • Sol-gel chemistry, specifically the fabrication and functionalization of silica and titanium dioxide nanoparticles and core-shell composites. 
          • Synthesis of unagglomerated, low coefficient of variation gold, silver, copper, platinum, and magnetite nanoparticles. 
          • Strong analytical background including experience with TEM, DLS, Zeta Potential, and optical microscopy and spectroscopy.
          • Nanoparticle surface functionalization for transfer between organic and aqueous dispersions. 
          • Pilot or production scale chemistry including reactor design, production scale manufacturing, or continuous flow processes.
          • Experience with the bioconjugation of targeting molecules to surfaces or particles

          Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter here.   The cover letter should include information on how your previous experience relates to the job requirements and your availability.  Specific examples are of interest. You will not be considered without a cover letter.   Candidate should be prepared to demonstrate their chemistry knowledge during the interview process.


          About NanoComposix

          NanoComposix is an R&D and manufacturing company that specializes in the fabrication, characterization, and integration of nanomaterials.  Our mission is to enable our customers to maximize the potential benefits of nanotechnology through the use of precisely engineered, highly characterized nanomaterials. Our multi-disciplinary technical teams provide method and protocol development, rapid prototyping, integration solutions, and testing services for researchers in aerospace, defense, material science, and biotechnology industries.