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Microfluidics Engineer Life Science Technologies
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is an established world-leading research center in nanoelectronics. More than 3500 international top talent researchers, engineers and (lab) technicians leverage their knowledge to develop innovative technology solutions that address the social issues in health care, (wireless) communication and sustainable energy. The building block it all starts from is the chip. Imec aims to shape the chip as performant and small as possible enabling almost innumerate potential applications. To accomplish this, we collaborate with over 500 partners, including renowned universities and international research partners. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan.

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.
Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby and holiday daycare.

Job Description:

We are looking for an engineer with a strong technical background in the field of microfluidics with deep experience in design, packaging and test for life sciences applications. We are looking for an experienced engineer, preferably with product development experience, who is highly motivated to work together with our design engineers and application scientists to develop prototype microfluidic systems. It is essential that you are a hands-on person with excellent engineering skills and a personal drive to achieve project goals.
This person will have to:
- Design and test prototype microfluidic devices for research and diagnostic applications
- Develop integration and packaging solutions for microfluidic systems involving components such as molded fluidic cartridges, reagent packs, silicon devices, PCBs, and various sensors
- Work closely with an interdisciplinary team to define requirements and system trade-offs
- Interface with external vendors for selection of components or procurement of customized parts
- Work according to agreed customer timelines and report on progress internally and to customers
- Design and execute test plans together with application scientists
- Quickly adapt to new projects based on internal and external requests


You have at least a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, or other equivalent discipline with at least 5 years’ experience in microfluidic device design, integration and testing. Experience in the development of a life sciences product is preferred. You have experience in microfluidic packaging and integration solutions for fluidic interfaces, reagent storage and dispensing, biocompatibility and thermal management. You are familiar with microfluidics manufacturing technologies including injection molding, bonding, mechanical machining, laser machining, microfabrication or other equivalent technologies. You are familiar with Solid Works or other equivalent CAD packages. You have experience in microfluidics testing with experience in tolerancing. reliability and failure analysis. You have experience working with contract manufacturers and/or custom design houses for custom development needs. You are a team player. You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.

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Date Posted: September 22, 2016