Senior Fluidics Engineer

Full Time Engineering - Mechanical Full Time
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Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and clinical markets. The Company's technology will broaden the end user experience through improved data quality and simplified workflows to benefit discoveries and diagnosis in healthcare. The fluidics group is seeking a senior level mechanical engineer to assist in development at Element. Our team develops novel fluidics consumables, instrumentation, and other core capabilities that are key components of Element’s technology portfolio. We are a highly cross-functional organization, and to be successful in this role, one must have (1) a strong fluidics engineering background, (2) be self-driven and motivated to help build innovative products, and (3) work effectively as part of a team.

Responsibilities

  • The fluidic development of instrument modules and their interfaces with consumables including:  analysis of fluidic flow and impedances while characterizing the fluidic system, its volume flow rates, dead volumes, budgets and waste, etc. and optimization strategies for transfer in the small volume (mL) and (uL) range
  • Contribute to the overall development of system platform and prototypes through testing & experimentation, hardware selection and software development including: Integration of automatic fluidic controls, breadboard test fixtures, prototype, and system testing and troubleshooting
  • Contribute significant in the lab – testing and performing experiments to generate high quality data to inform data-driven decisions
  • Ownership of individual and team goals as well as fostering positive collaborations with vendors, instrumentation & consumable engineering groups, and other internal groups to achieve their individual and team goals
  • Ownership and/or contribution to fluidic requirements, engineering documentation, reports, and their execution 

Requirements

  • B.S/M.S degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in the life science industry such as HPLC, flow cytometry, and other forms of bioinstrumentation
  • Proven track record of taking products from concept to market
  • Experience with internal and outsourced product development projects
  • Experience with good engineering practices, tools, and processes, including DFM, DFMEA, Six Sigma, and the use of statistical tools such as JMP
  • Experience working with fluid handling and pneumatic systems a plus      

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge working with a variety of materials and manufacturing techniques
  • Analytical and systematic approach to design and testing, with an attention to detail
  • Proficient in SolidWorks
  • Rapid prototyping and fabrication skills desirable
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Driven and motivated
  • Able to work independently and in a cross-functional team environment

We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment.  We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.   We offer excellent benefits, which include a 401K plan, competitive health benefits, flexible vacation, and equity incentives.  We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.