This is an exciting opportunity with one of Pittsburgh’s most innovative companies at the forefront of advanced imaging technology for healthcare, law enforcement, defense, and safety and security. We pioneered the advancement of Molecular Chemical Imaging into the patented technology that is used in our solutions today.
Established in 1994, ChemImage has developed technology that incorporates hyperspectral imaging, proprietary software and algorithms, machine learning, and liquid crystal filters. Our technology helps clinicians perform their jobs more efficiently for improved patient outcomes and helps law enforcement professionals better serve the communities they have sworn to protect. Our mission is to make the world healthier and safer by enabling these professionals to see things that were previously unseen in order to bring an Awareness of Things® that wasn’t possible before.
In 2020 we established our People First program that focuses on employees and their importance to the success of our organization. While we work hard, we also have fun, and give back to our community through company events. Our HR strategy is to attract and retain top talent in all functional areas.
We are seeking a talented Scientist to join our expanding team.
In this role, you will be responsible for providing a supportive role for new and existing products, laboratory activities, project management, collaborator networking and liaising, and presentation of research at internal meetings.
Principal (Essential) Duties:
Conduct routine laboratory and fieldwork on selected research and development projects and product development efforts
Conduct experiments, evaluate/interpret data (including statistical analyses), record/verify/replicate results and reports findings
Align, calibrate, test and maintain equipment
Maintain equipment logs at required frequencies for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance
Maintain quality records and perform quality tests, including routine positive and negative controls for appropriate projects
Present on-going work and research to fellow team members
Assist in development of procedures and design of experiments
Assist with technical writing tasks (i.e., reports, proposals, patents, application notes, etc.) and preparation of presentations materials
Demonstrate high ethical standards in performance of job function
Support training programs as required. Support, mentor and train others as needed.
Perform routine maintenance as necessary
Track and order supplies as needed
All other duties as assigned by management
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Basic critical thinking, science, writing, accuracy, and complex problem solving
Proficient in use of personal computers with experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Matlab and/or Mathcad a plus
Able to operate complex machinery and laboratory instruments, follow detailed instruction with minimal supervision
Strong work ethic with knowledge of lab safety and quality requirements
Ability to develop constructive and cooperative relationships with co-workers
Ability to analyze information and data, evaluate results, and solve problems with careful attention to detail
Able to work independently, make decisions using rules and guidelines, and follow detailed instructions
Strong written and oral communication skills
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biology or related field, including laboratory medical technology
Must have reliable form of transportation to travel between laboratory locations regularly as well as run errands and/or pick up supplies as needed
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to:
Travel up to 30% of time representing ChemImage. Frequently travel to offices/labs where the majority of the work will be performed.
Perform medium work - exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and up to 20 pounds of force frequently
See and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity; standing, walking, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and other similar tasks requiring physical activity and repetitive motions
Operate a computer and other similar office equipment, as well as specialized scientific equipment and related tools
Must be willing to work with animal and human models under Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals
Work setting is primarily office-based but conditions may involve limited exposure to chemicals, emitted radiation, fumes, dust, odors, gases and other substances when in a laboratory or field environment. Employees whose work setting may involve these substances will be informed by their managers regarding the nature of these substances and may request PPE as necessary.
Must adhere to all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
If you would like to be considered for the role and are qualified as stated above, please use this link!