Senior Chemical Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

LASE Innovation is an early-stage startup that aims to provide innovative optics solutions for broad applications. The company is currently targeting life science and diagnostic markets by commercializing LASE Particle (LP) technology initially developed at MGH, Harvard and MIT. LPs are novel laser-emitting nano/micro particles that due to their narrow emission, provide orders of magnitude more colors than conventional fluorescent probes for multiplexing and cell tracking applications. The company aims to release its first products including consumable LPs and life science instruments for single-cell analysis by the end of 2021.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join LASE Innovation as a Senior Chemical Engineer. This individual will focus on designing and developing chemical methods for processing and coating micron-sized LASE Particles made of semiconductor materials. Responsibilities include:

  • Improve current methods to commercial scale processes
  • Establish standard chemical protocols for the transfer, coating, and functionalization of microparticles for existing and new product development
  • Work closely with the Engineering team to characterize microparticles and develop methods to meet product specifications
  • Assist a manufacturing team in setting up a pilot production line of LASE particles


  • Master’s or doctoral degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience, particularly in nano/microparticle processing
  • Resourcefulness, good communication skills, ability to work well in a small team, and strong technical project management skills
  • Keen on working with new technologies and solving difficult problems


LASE Innovation is currently situated within Biolabs at the Ipsen Innovation Center at Kendall Square where we work among other startup companies in a modern environment. Benefits include:

  • Attractive equity package
  • Competitive benefits package including health, dental, and vision plans, for themselves and their dependents
  • Tax-advantaged transit passes (via MBTA Perq for Work Program)
  • 21 days of PTO per year, with 5 days of rollover permitted each year
  • Free refreshments and snacks

At LASE Innovation we strive to create a healthy and productive work environment, free of harassment. LASE Innovation is also an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are merit-based and depend on business needs and candidates’ qualifications. Candidates will not be discriminated based on their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, health status, age, family or parental status, or political beliefs.

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