Jacksonville, Florida
Sep 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Blink Science is looking for an Electrochemist to conduct lab experiments to measure signaling for affinity binding detection of fluids like saliva on a novel electrochemical diagnostic platform. Bridging the gap between lab-based testing and portable Dx field devices, Blink is at the cusp of a process to offer PCR level sensitivity and specificity with low cost, self-testing rapid antigen test without reagents delivering results in less than a minute.

The Electrochemical Researcher reports to VP of Operations, Blink Science, Inc. As a key member of the Research Team, you will assume a strategic collaborative role in the day-to-day research responsibilities collaborating with several highly experienced PhDs in closely related fields.

A full-time position working in Jacksonville is preferred, but with the right experience and flexible support, a part-time or remote with periodic commuting to the working lab in Jacksonville will be considered.

This Job Is:
  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply
COVID-19 Precaution(s):
  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Blink Science maintains a work environment free from discrimination, where employees are treated with dignity and respect. All Blink Science employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling our commitment to equal employment opportunity. Blink Science does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Blink Science adheres to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, benefits, social and recreational programs, and discipline. In addition, Blink Science's policy is to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances where a particular employee works. Upon request we will provide you with more information about such accommodations.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Expert in electrochemistry and electrochemical techniques used in screen printed electrodes, with the ability to develop and validate several theoretical models of interest.
  • Knowledge and understanding of substrate influences, electrode depletion and regeneration, and biologically compatible redox chemistry.
  • Experience with antibody and aptamer biological systems is a plus.
  • Communication of project status, risk and recommendations to the science team.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and validate.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • PhD with strong experience in Electrochemistry is desirable.
  • Masters Degree in electrochemistry is required but Bachelors with significant work experience will be considered.
  • Experience with square wave voltammetry is desirable.
  • Materials Science would be considered based on relevant experience.
  • Must have experience working in lab setting.

  • Waiting period may apply
Why work at this company:

Our planned self-test Family Health Toolkit will offer low cost, early detection & monitoring, with smartphone diagnosis and medications.

Hiring Company Description

Coupled with vaccines for Covid-19, the world needs low-cost Saturation Level Testing that can be performed by anyone, anywhere, at any time.  Instant testing is the key element to end this pandemic, and quickly assess and control the spread of many infectious diseases around the world.

Through licensing and collaboration with several Universities, Blink Science, Inc. is developing an electrochemical method for use with a hand-held device to instantly read a variety of customized disposable strips to detect extremely low concentrations of molecules (viruses, proteins, etc.) in saliva, blood, urine, and other fluids.

This new testing technology will be ultra-low-cost with comparable results to PCR tests overcoming lab-based limitations with portability for global use.  We plan to ramp manufacturing rapidly for high-volume device manufacturing and produce more than 10 million strips per day using existing glucose strip manufacturing lines to support a broad set of diagnostics for global distribution.

Blink Science is expanding its core technology through patent coverage and developing a comprehensive digital health platform that includes mobile apps for results verification, personal digital health passport, data transfer with real-time cloud aggregation, third party interoperability, and next-generation IP of using MEMS “Smart chip in testing strips” for multi-functional testing.  The company has several notable Fortune 500 collaborations at the present time and growing.

Blink Science is seeking experienced leadership to move this device through an FDA EUA, 510K, and into the global market with consideration for an IPO in the near future. This technology and platform has potential not only for COVID-19 but well into the future for a broad range of 50+ other health and environmental testing applications and available for third-party licensing.