R&D Scientist

Job Level: P3

Work Location(s): Chadds Ford, PA (Greater Philadelphia Area)

Relocation Assistance: Negotiable

Visa Sponsorship: Ineligible

At MOBILion Systems, you’ll join a dynamic team committed to positively impacting healthcare by commercializing products that help people and save lives. Our products provide unprecedented sensitivity, resolution, and throughput that fuel the development of better therapeutics, the ability to detect disease earlier, and the power to attack diseases at their roots instead of their symptoms. Our technology reveals what others leave unseen!

This is an opportunity to join an outstanding and growing team with an inclusive culture that delivers meaningful insights to the entire company!

The R&D Scientist will be responsible for identifying, researching, implementing, and de-risking technologies to be incorporated into MOBILion products. These technology projects will typically be early within the product life cycle process and may or may not proceed to full product development and release. The R&D Scientist will serve as a subject matter expert that advises the team on key technical decisions, leads in the detailed design of complex instrumentation, drives the initial build and test of prototype systems, collects first proof of concept data from these systems, and shares results back to the product development team and scientific community on the outcomes of these developments and experiments. For technologies which proceed to full product development the R&D Scientist will work closely with a Product Development Team to transfer learnings from early experiments to reduce technical barriers in the productization of these technologies.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design of instrumentation systems from the conceptual phase through prototype phase and support knowledge transfer into further development phases
  • Understand the ion mobility and mass spectrometry technology spaces and how these technologies can be leveraged to provide solutions in various applications
  • Create and execute test procedures, documenting and presenting results
  • Participate in technical design reviews at system or subsystem levels in progress
  • Identify gaps in design proposals and technical capabilities
  • Attend key industry conferences to develop an industry presence and to stay current with competitive technology development.
  • Work within an interdisciplinary team to achieve strategic, operational, and technical objectives
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards and practices.

Position Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or related science or 8-10 years’ experience in a product development role in the mass spectrometry or related instrumentation market. Proven track record developing conceptual and analytical models of ion manipulation hardware
  • Experience building and testing some type of custom ion mobility or mass spectrometry instrument in either an academic or industrial setting.
  • Significant experience building and troubleshooting ion manipulation hardware
  • Understanding how various mass spectrometry systems operate (i.e. QTOF, QQQ, Orbitrap, etc.)
  • Understanding of ion mobility separation principles
  • Able to manage small to medium projects with minimal guidance (project management)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to communicate ideas, designs, and results to internal stakeholders
  • Initiate, direct, and execute scientific research with an emphasis on developing next generation SLIM technology, trade secrets and intellectual property
  • Influence the scientific community and market via patents, publications, and conference presentations

Our vibrant culture is built on shared values and our passion to positively impact healthcare. We foster amazing teams and have a bias toward action. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work and grow together through development opportunities, mentorship, and shared successes. We’ve also got amazing benefits!

  • Healthcare insurance for employees and their families
  • Rich 401(k) offering with Company match
  • Annual bonus potential
  • Employee Stock Ownership program
  • Generous paid time off benefits with paid year-end business closure
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Energetic & inclusive culture

MOBILion Systems is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.