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

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.


As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

What we do for you

In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits. 


Job Description:

What you will do

  • You will design novel microfluidic devices for life sciences applications. This includes: perform simulation, modeling and analytical evaluation of device performance using tools such as COMSOL, ANSYS, Matlab or other equivalent software packages. You also provide input for integration, system, assay and manufacturing teams. You adapt designs based on overall system constraints. You evaluate device robustness and design fault-tolerant microfluidic systems.
  • Manage time effectively is important: you work according to aggressive project schedules. You respect the agreed customer timelines and report on progress. You quickly adapt to new project requirements.
  • You will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists.

Who you are

  • You have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics or other equivalent discipline with strong experience in microfluidic device design for life science applications. Candidates with a Master’s degree and relevant experience will also be considered. Industry experience is a plus.
  • You are a team player, you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team. You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.
  • It is essential that you have strong analytical skills and can analyze microfluidic systems using both analytical and numerical methods.
  • You are experienced with ANSYS, COMSOL, or other equivalent tools for numerical modeling.
  • You are familiar with microfluidics products and existing device solutions.
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Date Posted: January 12, 2018