Applications scientist

High Q Technologies LP is based in Waterloo, ON, at the Johnston Research Park across from the main campus of the University of Waterloo. High Q is a start-up company created to commercialize quantum devices. By working with leaders in quantum device research, High Q is actively engaged and has full access to the tools necessary to engineer quantum devices, uniquely positioning it to be one of the pioneers in this field.

To take advantage of this opportunity, High Q seeks an applications scientist to join our team in bringing an exciting new analytical instrument to market.

The applications scientist will be supported by the entire team throughout the applications development process. Key responsibilities will include

  • Use of highly sensitive spectroscopic tools to perform molecular distance measurements to elucidate structures of proteins
  • Synthesis of model cell membranes and development of sample preparation and handling methods
  • Writing application notes, contributing to publications and presenting at scientific conferences
  • Working with customers to develop solutions to their application challenges with High Q’s products
  • Supporting the installation of systems at customer sites and training users
  • Testing new software and providing clear “voice of customer” requirements to engineering for new product development

Candidates will have a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology or a related field and have a track record of related research achievements. Previous experience with any or all of the following techniques would be an advantage: isolation and crystallization of membrane proteins, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy and magnetic resonance spectroscopy especially ESR.

Candidates with several years of experience are also encouraged to apply.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Emphasis will also be placed on personal qualities such as collaboration and communication skills as well as problem solving capacity. It is important that you have a good sense of initiative, and are comfortable with both independent research and being part of a team. Some travel will be required.

Contact: Dr Andrew Boorn

Phone: +15198832651;

E-mail: andrew.boorn@highqlp.com

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