Metabolite Sensor Scientist Carlsbad in Carlsbad, California at Radiometer

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

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Job ID: AME000198

About Us

At Radiometer, our mission is to help caregivers make diagnostic decisions that save lives. To provide caregivers the insight and confidence that help them arrive at the right diagnostic decisions – decisions that in the end help save lives.
On a yearly basis millions of lives are touched by the information our solutions provide and that’s a fact, we take very seriously; the more critical the setting, the greater the requirements are and that’s why we’ve made it our vision to improve global healthcare with reliable, fast and easy patient diagnoses.
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Our people
At Radiometer, we acknowledge that the information our products provide is often the difference between life and death; an acknowledgement that drives and unites us as a company. From biotech and software specialists to financial controllers and engineers, all 3200 colleagues are committed and dedicated to help realize life’s potential.

If you aspire to be part of a purpose, performance and values driven organization whose mission and vision guide every action, we are eager to hear from you.


Coordinate and evaluate complex sensor research and development activities to provide new and or improved biosensor products to support the business goals and objectives.  

  • Plan and coordinate complex research in the area of biomedical sensor design and development to fulfill business goals and objectives. 
  • Candidate will have specific expertise in the design and development of metabolite sensing systems including design and development of enzyme and membrane chemistries utilized in the accurate measurement of target analyses. 
  • Provide expert analysis, testing and evaluation of complex sensor/system designs, sensor manufacturing processes and techniques, and patentable concepts.  
  • Develop and execute detailed design of experiments (DOE) and subsequent interpretation and presentation of experimental data by creating clear and concise summary reports.
  • Possess expertise in the statistical analysis and presentation of complex scientific data. Project support personnel in the day-to-day research and development activities.  Manage assigned projects to budget and timeline.
  • Experience in documentation requirements for design control of regulated medical device development including verification and validation development and execution, risk management activities including PFMEA, DFMEA and SFMEA and associated design control requirements.
  • Develop DBS tool expertise in PSP (Problems Solving Process) and associated DBS tools such as VRK and 3P as needed per defined business needs.    
  • Solve technical problems related to sensor design and associated manufacturing processes to achieve targeted performance, yields and/or costs.
  • Execute the integration of sensor designs into designated product platforms and provide expertise in the development of processes to support high volume manufacturing which achieves targeted performance, yield and costs.
  • Responsible for regular oral and written communication relating to progress and performance of Sensors Development projects including compiling of weekly/monthly summaries to support business objectives re business.
  • Responsible for the development of relevant schedules and budgets on assigned projects.
  • Key participant of interdisciplinary R&D team toward the development of novel sensor and membrane designs to support product development and innovation efforts.
  • Represent the company as a recognized expert in the area of biomedical sensors and continue to maintain expertise in the field by reading technical journals, attending seminars, and maintaining memberships in professional organizations.
  • Identify relevant consultants (both internal and external) or other resources based on project needs.
  • Utilize Danaher Business Systems (DBS) concepts and tools in the performance of daily activities, promotes DBS culture throughout the organization.
  • Other projects and tasks may be assigned.  

Job Requirements


  • Minimum 2 years work experience, preferably in medical device industry
  • Prior experience in the area of biomedical sensor design and development
  • Education
  • BS Chemical, Biochemical or Engineering Sciences, or equivalent 
  • MS/PhD a plus 
  • Expertise in statistical analysis software (JMP/Excel, etc.) and methods is necessary. 
  • Up to 10% travel may be required including some international travel.
  • Must be able to read, write and fluently communicate in English.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  
Reports To: Manager, Sensor Development or head of Sensors Dev Group
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Key Internal Customers: Manufacturing, Marketing/Sales, RA/QA, and Engineering
Key External Customers: Vendors, consultants and product customers as required

  • General physical requirements: Sedentary work
  • Visual acuity requirements: Administrative
  • Motion and sensory requirements: Walking, talking, hearing, medium manual dexterity
  • Physical working conditions: Working environment is inside in manufacturing area and/or laboratory area.

Radiometer is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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