Career Opportunities

Sensor Scientist

Hylid Diagnostics is enabling at-home blood testing to change the lives of millions of people with various chronic diseases—giving them a level of control only experienced in diabetes. We have an exciting opportunity for those skilled in the art of biosensor development, clinical (blood) chemistry, and physical chemistry. Join us and help make a difference.

Our Sensor Scientist will be responsible for designing, prototyping, characterizing, and validating biosensors, as well as their manufacturing processes.

The successful candidate will participate in all phases of design including requirements definition, supporting analyses, material selection and specification, engineering execution, and verifications/validations.

This role also requires liaising with internal and external design teams to ensure seamless integration of all elements of the point-of-care blood analysis system, including the biosensors, fluidic system, and measuring instrument.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design of blood biosensors and their manufacturing processes
  • Design, perform, analyze, and summarize biosensor characterization experiments
  • Assist in the development of sensor models/algorithms/transfer functions
  • Manage project scope to ensure objectives and quality standards are met
  • Participate in construction of the design history file and device master record
  • Investigate and troubleshoot technical problems
  • Work within a project team environment and coordinate work with other project disciplines
  • Maintain and organize all project-related documentation
  • Work independently and make technical decisions
  • Draft and execute study plans, verification/validation protocols, and drive the release of the corresponding reports
  • Assist in the preparation of 510(k) and other regulatory applications

Job Demands

  • Integrate within a highly multidisciplinary team in charge of developing and validating a point-of-care system for blood analysis
  • In-depth understanding and effective use of statistical methods and analysis
  • Attention to detail while maintaining the ability to multi-task and manage project timelines
  • Commitment to effectively manage change and shift priorities as opportunities or issues arise
  • Integrity, professionalism, and overall commitment to excellence are paramount
  • Hands-on experimentation, and computer-aided measurements, in a chemical laboratory environment
  • A sense of urgency and results orientation with a dedicated focus on validation of the product design and associated manufacturing processes
  • Understanding relevant IP and competitive landscapes, while generating new IP

Skills & Qualifications (Education and Experience)

  • MSc or PhD in Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, or related discipline
  • Experience in clinical chemistry and blood sensor development is a major asset
  • Hands-on experience in optode development is a major asset
  • Significant experience in optical spectroscopy, UV-Vis absorbance, fluorescence, FTIR, optical microscopy
  • Experience in polymer physics, rheology, polymer film deposition, and characterization would be an asset
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Skill in the use of statistical tools, data representation, and interpretation

To Apply:

Please e-mail your CV/resume to [email protected] and explain why you are the perfect candidate for this role


Contact HyliDx

Hylid Diagnostics Inc. (HyliDx)

2487 Kaladar Avenue, Unit 209, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8B9 CANADA

Phone:  +1 613 686 3900

Email:  [email protected]