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Staff Microfluidics R&D Engineer

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

**JOB TITLE: STAFF MICROFLUIDICS R & D ENGINEER** **REQUISITION ID:** 173395 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. **DIVISION/ LOCATION** Genetic Sciences Division / U.S. - Palo Alto, California Without the need of standard curves, scientists are adopting digital PCR for applications demanding high precision such as rare target quantification, Copy Number Variation (CNV) analysis, and routine QA/QC testing. Thermo Fisher Scientific is building next generation digital PCR platforms to bring absolute quantification to every bench. Come join the rapidly growing franchise and impact science and lives! **HOW WILL YOU MAKE AN IMPACT?** Our rapidly growing R&D team needs a microfluidic product design professional for our next generation digital PCR plastic consumable. We're seeking a results-oriented innovator ready to prototype and demonstrate new product solutions in a fast-paced environment. **WHAT WILL YOU DO?** - Drive microfluidic design, simulation and evaluation at the component, subassembly, and full plastic assembly levels from concept through prototype and early development stages - Collaborate cross-functionally to conceive and assess the feasibility of new concepts, reduce technical risks, and drive towards final design lock, while generating IP along the way - Work with broader microfluidic team to define requirements and technical specifications, devise test methods to fully characterize product performance, systematically execute experiments, and ensure product manufacturability and reliability - Create and own critical product development documents such as Design History Files, Test Method Validation Protocols and Reports, and design Failure Mode Effect Analysis **HOW WILL YOU GET HERE?** **EDUCATION:** - PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 3+ years of industry experience designing sophisticated microfluidic products for analytical life science or medical device platform projects. - Will consider Master's degree with 6+ years of proven end-to-end microfluidic product development experience. **EXPERIENCE:** - Design for Excellence (DFX), product life cycle and risk management, keeper of detailed design records - Plastic assembly design and development with a focus on microfluidic structures required, including proficiency in CAD design software and Finite Element Analysis microfluidic simulation software - Proficient understanding of plastic material systems and injection molding among other manufacturing methods and processes - Familiarity with developing products in regulated environment preferred, particularly ISO 13485 and FDA QSR experience - Technical writing and documentation generation with effective written and verbal communication to a broader team **KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:** - Must have excellent experimental design, data analysis / visualization, and problem-solving skills - Has strong grasp of microscale fluidic transport fundamentals with solid understanding of biotechnology tools, workflows, and chemistry in digital PCR, qPCR, NGS - Maintains a high level of professional expertise through keeping up to date with current engineering/scientific literature, competing technologies, and attendance of seminars and conferences - Can efficiently evaluate, prioritize and adapt to multiple programs/projects - Can network across a global matrixed environment - Innovate with the customer's goal in mind Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com. *Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.*

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tuscaloosa , Staff Microfluidics R&D Engineer, Engineering , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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