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Careers

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 mission is to help our clients bring nano-enabled products to market.  We’re passionate about what we do and are looking for smart, energetic, and self-motivated individuals who take pride in their work to join our fun and innovative team in this exciting industry.  

Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and personal days, retirement plan with company-match, and an annual bonus program with opportunity for stock ownership in this employee-owned business.

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:


Project Managers and Senior Scientists for Lateral Flow Assay Development and Commercialization (Updated October 8, 2018)

NanoComposix is searching for Project Managers and Senior Scientists to lead projects, manage scientific staff, and to bring lateral flow assays to market. This is a unique opportunity to leverage nanoComposix’s innovations in lateral flow R&D including ultra-bright reporter particles, covalent chemistry, and next-generation mobile point of care readers. The candidate will be expected to lead technical teams for assay development as well as support commercialization activities for both nanoComposix’s proprietary assays and assays developed for external clients.

A number of open positions at the senior level are available. The specific job description will depend on the candidate’s prior experience. Responsibilities include managing a highly motivated and innovative team of assay developers, transitioning R&D assays into an ISO 13485 compliant quality system, and coordinating regulatory and manufacturing activities for commercialization. The candidate will work closely with senior management to develop strategic plans for product development and expanding operations.

Requirements

Desired Skills

Application Process

Qualified candidates should create a pdf with both a cover letter and resume and apply online 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.

This job is located in San Diego, California.


Lateral Flow Bioconjugation: Research Associate (Updated October 8, 2018)

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

Desired Skills

Application Process

Qualified candidates should create a pdf with both a cover letter and resume and apply online 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 Chemist: Research Scientist (Updated October 8, 2018)

A Research Scientist position is available at nanoComposix.  Responsibilities include working on a wide range of projects for government, academic and commercial clients (start-ups to Fortune 50).  The applicant will leverage their nanoparticle synthesis background to fabricate stock products, custom products, and to develop new products that provide order-of-magnitude increases in performance or enable products that would not be possible without nanotechnology. At nanoComposix we are helping accelerate many different technologies to market and the applicant will participate in all aspects of commercialization including project planning, research, and development, scale-up, transfer to manufacturing, quality, marketing, and commercial production.  

Requirements

Desired Skills

Application Process

Qualified candidates should create a pdf with both a cover letter and resume and apply online 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 Synthesis: Research Associate (Updated October 8, 2018)

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

Desired Skills

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates should create a pdf with both a cover letter and resume and apply online 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. 


Production Chemist (Updated November 16, 2018)

A Production Chemist position is available at nanoComposix. This is a highly collaborative and hands on opportunity. Responsibilities include working with the team to ensure that the nanomaterial production schedule is maintained, all quality control measures are in place and followed, all nanomaterials are manufactured, processed and characterized as specified under a formal quality system, all team members are trained and have all of the tools necessary for success. See full list of responsibilities below.

Responsibilities/Duties

Requirements

Desired Skills

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified candidates should create a pdf with both a cover letter and resume and apply online 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 October 8, 2018)

An 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

Desired Skills

Application Process

Qualified candidates should create a pdf with both a resume and cover letter in an email to careers@nanocomposix.com.  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.


IT/Facilities Manager (Updated October 08, 2018)

A full or part time IT/Facilities Manager position is available at nanoComposix. See below for primary responsibilities and desired qualifications which include supporting & maintaining all IT infrastructure for a growing nanomaterial company. 

Job Description:

IT

Instruments/Electronics, esp. with computer interfaces

Facility Maintenance

Requirements

Desired Skills

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in an email to careers@nanocomposix.com 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.