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Sr. Formulation Scientist â?? Torrance, CA

Sr. Formulation Scientist – Torrance, CA

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Development of optical sensors for chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals by means of optical sensor claddings.
  • Knowledge of polymer claddings and designing optical sensors for chemicals in vapor and aqueous phases is a must.
  • Knowledge of paper fabrication and integrating colorimetric dyes is preferred.
  • Good understanding of gas delivery systems, sampling, and testing is critical to conduct the required work.
  • Hands on experimental design, development and optimization with guidance as appropriate.
  • Understands theory, principles and practice of optical sensors development.
  • Responsible for research and development in optimization of chemical sensors in meeting customer’s needs and target specifications.
  • Contributes to the development of new experimental approaches.
  • Experience in grant proposal writing with entrepreneurial spirits towards building their own line of research and group a plus, not required.


  • Bachelors degree with 5 years’ experience with sensor development and colorimetric dyes
  • Hands-on chemical sensor development, optimization, customization, and production
  • Using colorimetric and fluorescence-based technique for sensor developments.
  • Hand-on experience with gas delivery systems
  • Polymer cladding and functionalization
  • Paper fabrication process and impregnation with colorimetric dyes
  • Attention to details, identify and trouble-shoot technical problems
  • Technical writing skills for reports, presentations, and grant proposals
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Proven ability to accomplish technical tasks both independently and as a member of a research team
  • Experience in screening strategies for the selection of indicators for chemical detection
  • Experience in sensor testing and characterization
  • Experience in gas delivery techniques used to test and characterize sensor substrates
  • Specific experience in grant technical proposal writing is required

For immediate consideration, apply today! Questions? Call Toni at 714.454.8252 OR email at 

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