The scientist will work with an interdisciplinary team to develop new Integrated Fluidic Circuits, implement molecular biology protocols in microfluidic devices, and analyze the performance of the chips, hardware, software and chemistry.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
Design, layout, and fabrication of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip / processor chips using our current core processes
Implementation of molecular biology protocols in microfluidic chips
System level testing of chips and protocols on new and existing instrument platforms; data analysis and interpretation
Participation in design reviews and transfer of chip designs into manufacturing.
Design, layout, fabrication and testing of microfluidic chips taking advantage of new fabrication processes (e.g. electronic integration, new materials)
Interfacing with application test sites and customers
Education and Experience
M.S. plus 2+ years industry experience or Ph.D. in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Molecular Biology, or Chemistry.
Experience with microfluidic, MEMS, or IC design, layout, and fabrication (i.e. CAD software, photolithography, fab floor work)
Experience designing devices for PCR- and sequencing-based Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Demonstrated ability in complex scripting/programming
High-performance individual with a proven ability to generate results
Molecular Biology processes (nucleic acid amplification and detection, protein detection/quantitation, affinity separations)
PDMS fabrication technology experience (soft lithography and/or multilayer soft lithography)
Hardware experience (mechanical design, fluidics, electronics, optics)
Fluency with AutoCAD.
Fluency in Python