Principal Scientist/Engineer: Sensor Nanotechnolog

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Job Type: Contract
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Job Detail Job ID 181325 Qualifications phd Industry Mining, minerals & energy Reference Ref: AMD/2022/NANOPSN Centre Randburg, Gauteng Where to submit application https://mintek.simplify.hr/Vacancy/38557 Notes Minimum experience Associate Company primary industry Research Job functional area Engineering. Please apply via the Mintek website at http://www.mintek.co.za Should you not hear from us within one (1) month of the , consider your application to be unsuccessful. Mintek is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, whose aim is to promote representivity in all levels of occupational categories Job Description ADVANCED MATERIALS DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVE: Mintek is seeking a highly skilled, detail-oriented Scientist/Engineer to join the Sensor Nanotechnology Unit within the Nanotechnology Group. The candidate will conduct R&D on enzyme-based, electrochemical immunosensors and enzyme-based biosensors as well as chemical sensors based on nanotechnology and their applications. The incumbent must have appreciation of the development or fabrication of biosensor device. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS: Design and develop nanotechnology-based biosensors for various applications. Ensure long-term sustainability of projects by ensuring innovative and relevant R&D is undertaken to produce new technologies and products Understanding antibody and antigen specific interactions its detection using a transducer and an electrical signal. Fabrication of electrodes which translate the chemical signal into an electrical signal Developments and production of screen printed electrode patterns on a plastic substrate, coated with a conducting polymer followed by attachment of some protein (enzyme or antibody). Take a leadership role in scaling-up, optimization and validation processes Develop technical evaluation protocols for biosensor products/technologies Coordinate with team members responsible for other aspects of the research projects Devise commercial strategies and draft targets, have the targets approved for the Group, and ensure that adequate work is done and progress achieved to meet them. This will include leveraging of funds for sustainability of the unit. Ensure the group maintains the highest level of competence in the area of Biosensing thereby ensuring the group provides solutions to health related challenges in the country Complete projects within specified timeframes Must stay up to date on technology developments within their field through literature engagement, attending training programs and attending conferences within the field of nanotechnology-based bio-sensing and chemical sensing Conduct work independently, but under the supervision of a team leader Assist in identifying opportunities for technology development and commercialisation Must assist with mentoring, training and/or coaching of junior research staff Obtain sufficient business from and in collaboration with, the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and differe

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