Product Development Scientist

The Company

Through Surface Science, we aim to enable new Discoveries for making the World healthier and safer.

The team at Platypus Technologies is highly multidisciplinary, drawing on our expertise in coatings, cell culture, nanotechnology, electrochemistry and sensors to create innovative products and services.

Join us and help us create solutions to advance the efforts of the global scientific community.

The Position

The Product Development Scientist will lead the design, development, and production of the company’s liquid crystal-based chemical sensors, sold under the brand Nematic Technologies (see: nematictech.com). The Product Development Scientist will manage research and development projects and bring products to market. The successful candidate will be a member of a multidisciplinary team of professionals and will have access to world-class scientific advisors.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advance the company’s liquid crystal technology to create chemical sensors for the market of industrial hygiene.
  • Implement product development projects to bring technology to commercial readiness.
  • Design and conduct experiments on materials testing for gas sensing applications
  • Carefully document and interpret experimental results
  • Execute successfully project goals for development of new products
  • Identify new opportunities that align with company’s skills and market position.
  • Secure funding, through contracts, collaborations or federal grants, to develop new technologies.

Candidate Requirements

  • MS or PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, materials science, or related discipline
  • At least three years of experience in surface chemistry, surface functionalization, nanofabrication, or gas detection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Well-rounded understanding of chemical reactions, thermodynamics, kinetics, surface chemistry and interfacial phenomena
  • Project management experience
  • Detailed-oriented and self-motivated

 How To Apply

Email resume and coverletter to with the subject line PD2021.

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