21 days old

Staff Scientist

San Diego, CA 92101
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About Dexcom:
Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. provides continuous glucose monitoring technology to help patients and their clinicians better manage diabetes. Since our inception, we have focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions for people with diabetes - while empowering our community to take control of diabetes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Explore Next Gen Sensor concepts, technologies and processes
  • Design and prototype samples series for evaluation
  • Characterize sensor components in a wet-chemistry lab
  • Develop and execute experimental plan
  • Development of new test methods
  • Analyze data and present results and conclusions
  • Use statistical tools for sample size justification and interpreting experimental results (e.g. JMP)
  • Develop and maintain COGS models
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships

  • Required Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering, Material science, Applied Physics or equivalent and 3-5 years of related experience
  • Strong background in applying / developing or adapting electrochemical techniques (e.g. Chrono Amperometry, Cyclic Voltammetry, Impedance Spectroscopy)
  • Hands-on experience in wet-chemistry lab environment
  • Proficiency with statistical software preferred (JMP, R)
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Clear verbal and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in medical device development preferred

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 8-12 years related experience or Master's degree and 5-7 years equivalent industry experience or a PhD and 2-4 years of experience.

Travel Required:

  • Up to 25%

Functional Description: Technical Individual Contributor

Initiates, directs and executes all pre-clinical scientific research and/or development strategies in research and/or development. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems. Plans and executes laboratory research. Demonstrates appropriate technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Maintains broad knowledge of stateof-the-art principles and theories. Makes major contributions to scientific literature and conferences. May act as spokesperson on corporate research and development and advise top management. May participate in development of patent applications. Interfaces with various departments and serves as internal consultant.

Functional/Business Knowledge:

  • Possesses advanced knowledge of technical principles and theories. Recommends solutions in support of functional objectives tied to overall company objectives and strategies.


  • Demonstrates significant technical expertise, collaboration with others and independent thought. Anticipates potential complex problems requiring an in-depth evaluation. Demonstrates strategic thinking and commercial/industry understanding in functional projects.


  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other colleagues.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Talent Acquisition at talentacquisition@dexcom.com .

To all Staffing and Recruiting Agencies: Our Careers Site is only for individuals seeking a job at Dexcom. Only authorized staffing and recruiting agencies may use this site or to submit profiles, applications or resumes on specific requisitions. Dexcom does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies. Please do not forward resumes to the Talent Acquisition team, Dexcom employees or any other company location. Dexcom is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications.

Posted: 2020-02-01 Expires: 2020-03-01
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