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The Bioengineering Division is seeking a motivated Microfluidics Engineer to apply engineering principles to the development and testing of microfluidic devices for biomedical applications. The role will support multiple interdisciplinary programs and will require a candidate who is comfortable conducting experiments, analyzing data, and presenting results. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, observant, collaborative and dedicated. We offer an atmosphere that fosters innovation, individual contributions within a team environment, intellectual freedom and creativity, and an emphasis on career development.
Plan and conduct experiments in collaboration with biology staff
Design, fabricate and test novel microfluidic devices
Summarize data, interpret results, and format data for reporting via presentation or publication
Support lab organization and maintenance, such as sourcing and preparation of reagents and materials, and calibration/maintenance of instrumentation
Troubleshoot experimental issues
Minimum BA/BS degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related disciplines with 2-5 years of relevant work experience in a commercial or academic setting or MS degree
Experience working with microfluidic devices and supporting hardware
Working knowledge of fluid dynamics, thermal transport, and electric circuit theory
Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with engineers, biologists, management, and other stakeholders across all relevant disciplines are required
Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities and technologies
Experience in any of the following is desirable: laboratory automation (e.g., Labview, Arduino, Python), electrical measurements, computational modeling (e.g., COMSOL), 3D CAD (e.g., Solidworks), microscopy, machining processes (e.g., laser machining, milling, and lamination), microfabrication processes (e.g., metal deposition), and statistical analysis
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance