Employment Opportunities

Research & Development Associate responsible for design, development and fabrication of test strips using optical microscopy, scanning/transmission electron microscopy, UV-Vis spectrophotometry. 


·         Develop protocols to optimize and troubleshoot procedures that meet quality standards;

·         Perform experiments related to the development of immunochromatographic rapid diagnostic tests for clinical use based on colloidal gold nanoparticle/fluorescent latex bead technology;

·         Optimize chemistries in the synthesis/biofunctionalization of nanoparticles and their incorporation into lateral flow assays;

·         Evaluate results of tests and adopt measures to improve performance; and

·         Troubleshoot R&D scale products and develop them for largescale production.


Requirements: M.S. degree in Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field.  The successful candidate must have one year of hands-on combined experience (employer will accept academic experience) in following: 


·         Analysis and interpretation of lateral flow test data including antibody chemistry;

·         Development and optimization of lateral flow diagnostic tests using gold nanoparticles; and

·         Functionalization of nanoparticles with antibodies using electrostatic and covalent methods.

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