PhD Scientist

  • Location: Cherry Hill , New Jersey
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #18338

PhD Scientist
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ area

Our client focuses on the research and development of point-of-care (POC) testing for the semi-quantitative and quantitative determination of novel and rare metabolites. Our technology is quantitative assay based on enzymatic redox colorimetric dry phase chemistries. Our client aims to develop solutions for the healthcare, veterinary, and consumer markets.
Job Description:

Our client is currently seeking a Ph.D. to support the development of POC tests for the semi-quantitative and quantitative determination of novel/rare metabolites. The R&D team is looking for a driven, multi-faceted candidate who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The Ph.D. candidate will dive into device prototyping and early manufacturing process explorations in a laboratory setting. He/or she will support several awards from the National Institute of Health (NIH). This role will involve sensor development, experimental design, bench testing, and working with blood and plasma.

  • Optimize assay designs to maximize performance, production, and cost-efficiency.
  • Perform research related to improving and expanding core technology capabilities.
  • Analyze experimental results and provide written reports and oral presentations to executives.
  • Investigate problem areas and areas of desirable product improvement.
  • Transfer assay design to mass production.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with other scientists, chemists, engineers, and manufacturing personnel.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chem E or Biochemistry a must. 0-3 Years’ experience.

Desired Knowledge & Skills:

  • Working experience with all aspects of biological assay development and operation, specifically Vertical Flow Assay development, manufacturer, and design.
  • Demonstrate scientific and technical proficiency in enzymatic and non-enzymatic biosensors and knowledge of enzyme and protein immobilization and stabilization.
  • Knowledge of analytical methods and techniques (spectroscopy, colorimetry, electrochemistry).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to follow complex protocols accurately and reproducibly.
  • Keen powers of observation, able to identify and capture critical insights associated with experiments/protocols.
  • Takes ownership of tasks and problems and provides solutions.
  • Self-starter with a work ethic who can work independently, but who also functions well in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated soft skills: able to maintain excellent rapport with colleagues in the face of tight timelines.


  • Experience in IVD assay development.
  • Experience with membrane-based assays is a plus.
  • Coding with “R”

For immediate consideration please email Tom Terrill at and mention job # 18338.