At Pattern Bioscience, we’re tackling antibiotic resistance, named by the CDC as one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. We use AI and single-cell analysis to quickly recognize the bacteria causing an infection and to predict which drugs will cure the infection, even if it is multi-drug-resistant.
But we’re not just invested in combating antibiotic resistance; we’re also invested in our people. Our team is brought together by a shared passion for our mission to cure and prevent antibiotic-resistant infections, improving one of the world's most important health decisions. We're committed to continuous learning, collaboration, and supporting one another. At Pattern, each voice matters, and we welcome diverse perspectives and healthy debate.
Pattern is looking for a passionate Materials Scientist to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for advancing our consumable microfluidic device development to meet the needs of our assay development including optimizing device materials and reagents and designing test fixtures. You’ll work closely with a multi-disciplinary team including microbiologists, biomedical and mechanical engineers. We are seeking a talented individual who will embrace our mission and flourish in a dynamic, rigorous, and entrepreneurial environment.
How You Will Contribute
Contribute to the design, development, fabrication and verification of microfluidic consumables for our technology based on the workflow requirements of the assay team.
Contribute to the design, sourcing, purification, and scale-up of bi-phasic non-ionic surfactants.
Identify the root cause of problems and propose solutions.
Design experimental tools for evaluating performance and characterizing devices.
Troubleshoot and correct sources of error in design.
Generate, analyze and communicate results in a way that contributes to effective decision-making.
We'd Love to Hear From You If You
Possess a strong understanding of microscale transport fundamentals.
Have experience in process development and material selection for microfluidic devices.
Have experience synthesizing and purifying biphasic non-ionic surfactants
Communicate effectively across technical disciplines and development roles.
Have experience with microscopy, fluorescence imaging, high-speed imaging, microfluidic single cell analyses and particle manipulation.
Experience in designing, prototyping and testing microfluidic devices, especially for scaling to manufacturing.
Have an outstanding work ethic and passion for multi-disciplinary product development.
Have a drive to innovate, find and solve problems.
Are insightful, capable of working independently, and enjoy working in a collaborative setting.
Are a continuous learner
Excellent data analysis and critical thinking skills with an eye for experimental detail.
Most of all, we value individuals who are excellent communicators with relentless initiative, accountability, and the ability to breakdown a problem into its fundamental components to devise rational solutions.
Skills or Attributes Considered a Plus
Experience with Solidworks
Experience with injection molding for fluidic cartridges
Experience interfacing with a machine shop or 3D printing
Education and Experience Requirements
B.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline, required. Ph.D. strongly preferred.
3-5 years of hands-on laboratory research-based experience in chemical engineering/biomedical engineering/physics or other fluidics related fields, industry experience a plus.
We're excited for what you can bring to our team. Here are a few things we provide to make sure you have a great experience. Learn more about our team by visiting our website.
- Health insurance
- 401k Matching
- Personalized PTO
- Transparent leadership
- Career development
- The opportunity to make a global impact and pioneer consequential solutions
We value diversity on our teams. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.