• Emulsion Chemist (Scientist)

    Location US-CA-Pleasanton
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  • Overview

    At the Digital Biology Center (a division of Bio-Rad) we use microfluidic chips to generated nanoliter-sized droplets as reaction vessels to power an extremely precise digital nucleic acid measurement method (droplet digital PCR). Now that we've solidified our market lead in digital PCR, we're expanding into new applications for our core technology. We believe our partition technology creating hundreds of thousands of droplets will open up new avenues in basic life sciences research and will become a new paradigm in clinical diagnostics.


    At the heart of our digital technology is the ability to stabilize an aqueous droplet in fluorocarbon-based oil through designing and synthesizing novel surfactants. These unique surfactants allow us to control and alter interfacial properties whereby we can enable and catalyze unique in-droplet chemistries. In turn these chemistries enable novel applications in the digital biology space. To achieve this end, we have a highly engaged and talented emulsion chemistry team.


    If you're a R&D chemist who thrives on pushing back the boundaries of the unknown; relishes the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment; and, thrilled by personally taking your ideas from white board to full product release, please read on!


    • Able to create, synthesize, and purify novel fluorocarbon-based surfactants for use in microfluidic emulsion-based technologies.
    • Responsible for designing and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, as well as communicating and presenting results to team-members and management.
    • Able to solve problems in multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced, dynamic, scientifically-driven, team-oriented, and customer-focused environment inclusive of research, development, and manufacturing.
    • Be a Subject Matter Expert for emulsion chemistries.


    • Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry with 2 years' industrial experiences or M.S. with 5 years' industrial experiences.
    • Proven capacity to thrive in a multi-disciplinary setting while working alongside engineers, biologists, software developers and manufacturing professionals.
    • Track record of self-motivated design, execution and analysis of experiments on aggressive schedules in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, logical and analytical thinking, ability to multitask, work independently and on a team, and the ability to learn, troubleshoot, and problem solve.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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