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Scientist

Employer
Nikira Labs
Location
Mountain View, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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U.S. CITIZENS ONLY

Job purpose

This job is ideal for a scientist who wants to build instruments that make a difference in the world by measuring air quality and addressing climate change. They will develop, deploy, and commercialize gas analyzers based on laser spectroscopy.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Develop gas analyzers based on laser and cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy
  • Develop instrument control, data analysis, and data acquisition software in Python
  • Test instruments to determine their analytical performance
  • Analyze and visualize instrument data
  • Field deploy prototype instruments
  • Rapidly improvise practical solutions and adapt to changing needs
  • Work quickly and effectively in a small, versatile team


Qualifications
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Applied Physics, Physical Chemistry, or similar field
  • Experience in building analytical instrumentation from scratch
  • Scientific Python programming, including instrument control, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting


Requirements
  • Graduated with a degree at time of application
  • US Citizen


Preferred Skills
  • Python programming for scientific applications
  • Laser-based optical spectroscopy (specifically tunable diode laser absorption spectrometry)
  • Data visualization and analysis in Python, Origin Pro, and/or IGOR Pro


Working conditions
  • Comfortable working in a laboratory
  • Willing to travel and deploy instruments
  • Small, fast-paced, start-up environment
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