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

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2,050 people includes over 750 industrial residents and guest researchers and scholarships.

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 on site, and holiday daycare.

Job Description:

We are looking for an engineer with a strong technical background in the field of instrumentation development with deep hands-on experience in automated optical and fluidic systems for life sciences applications. We are looking for an experienced engineer who is highly motivated to work in a lab environment on a daily basis together with our design engineers and application scientists.
Bio-Instrumentation Engineer Life Science Technologies

You will have to:
- Design and build prototype lab instrumentation for R&D environment
- Design or adapt microfluidic, optical, or other laboratory setups
- Automate test stands that include optical, fluidic, mechanical and electrical components
- 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
- Provide trouble-shooting and debugging support for internal users
- Manage time effectively when multiple projects run in parallel
- Quickly adapt to new projects based on internal and external requests
- Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists


- You have at least a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optical engineering, instrumentation, physics or other equivalent discipline with 5-10 years experience in instrumentation development. Candidates with a Bachelors’s degree and relevant experience will also be considered. Industry experience is preferred with life sciences instrumentation experience a plus.
- It is essential that you are a hands-on person with excellent engineering skills and a personal drive to achieve project goals.
- You have experience working in a research or development environment involving early prototype development with subsequent transfer to product development; experience with field service or customer support is a plus.
- You have experience in electronics, automation, embedded systems and hardware control.
- You have experience in the design and building of optical systems; knowledge of Zemax is a plus.
- You have experience in automated fluidic handling systems.
- You are familiar with Solid Works or other equivalent CAD packages.
- You are familiar with PCB design, test and trouble-shooting.
- You are familiar with requirements for ISO13485, UL, EMC, and CE certification.
- You have experience managing contract manufacturers and/or custom design houses for mechanical, electrical or software development needs.
- You are a team player.
- You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.

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Date Posted: August 28, 2014