Scientist: Nanofabrication, Surface Chemistry and Microfluidics

Pasadena, CA, United States
Nov 10, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Company Overview: Terray Therapeutics is a venture backed biotechnology company utilizing a novel spatially encoded screening and optimization platform to develop treatments for historically intractable causes of human disease. The Company's platform technology provides comprehensive, quantitative affinity binding data at a completely unprecedented scale. Our internal development programs are focused on oncology and immunology. In addition to these programs we also work with leading pharmaceutical companies. Our platform is based on fluorescent imaging of ultra-dense microarrays such that, via millions of images, we can measure billions of target/molecule interactions in a day, generating hundreds of millions of dose-response binding curves.

Position Summary: Terray Therapeutics is seeking a Scientist for our transformative platform technology. Our platform incorporates nano fabricated silicon chips, microfluidic flow cells and functionalized microbeads. Next generation R&D will involve improvements in all of these components.

The core of this job will be designing and overseeing the production of novel chip designs with regards to both geometry and surface chemistry. An ideal candidate will also contribute to improvements in integrating these chips with microfluidic flow cells, including designing and implementing enhancements on the microfluidics side. An ideal candidate will also have the background to support designing and executing novel bead surface chemistry functionalization to enable integration with enhanced chips and microfluidic flow cells.

Experience and Qualifications: Given the company's size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a Scientist who is thoughtful, high energy and can partner with the broader organization to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities.

Part of Terray Therapeutics' success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment comprised of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized and free to be creative.

Qualifications include:
• Ph.D. or M.S. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or related field with minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience
• Proven track record of innovation in the field of nanofabrication and surface chemistry
• Experience in chips functionalized for biological interfaces
• Demonstrated experience in characterization and testing of complex systems
• Preferred experience with microfluidics and device integration
• Preferred experience with fluorescent microscopy
• Preferred experience with solid phase synthesis or microbeads

She/he will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.