The Process Development Engineer will play a crucial role in solving complex multidisciplinary problems in consumable development to support the company’s proprietary biochemical process. This role will require a deep understanding in fluidics, surface chemistry, and process development as it pertains to instrument performance and manufacturing processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive the performance characterization and improvement of test platforms / breadboards for rapid evaluation of various consumables architectures
  • Spearhead mechanistic understanding of functionalized solid substrates and reagents
  • Perform root cause analysis and identify solutions
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with biochemistry and instrument groups to translate requirements and solve integration challenges
  • Establish critical parameters for workflows, accounting for operational reliability and robustness
  • Assist and guide teams in establishing best practices for development-scale consumables manufacturing, encompassing fluidic devices, functionalized solid substrates, and reagents.
  • Create and manage system architecture models encompassing runtime, volume, and other design parameters
  • Interface with suppliers or external collaborators.

Experience & Skills:

  • Expertise in process engineering methodologies such as FMEAs, SPC, Gauge R&R, DOE, root cause
  • Proven track record in surface characterization
  • Demonstrated understanding of integrated fluidic-based platforms for complex assays or biochemical processes
  • Self-driven, team player with ability to analyze and interpret multi-disciplinary experimental result to support design decisions
  • Experience with microfluidic devices for nucleic acid applications is a plus
  • Experience with manufacturing systems and workflows is a plus

Qualifications:

• MS or PhD in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or related field

• 3-5 years or greater of industry experience within product development or new product introduction organizations, with participation from platform feasibility to manufacturing transfer