Microfluidic Scientist/Microfluidic Engineer

Responsibilities:

Work closely with the biochemistry and instrumentation teams to advance Molecular Assemblies’ proprietary enzymatic synthesis workflow on a microfluidic platform. This collaborative position will include refinements to existing microfluidic flow cells, hardware, software control, and workflows to transform enzymatic synthesis for advanced applications.

Required Experience & Skills:

  • Enzymatic assay development, especially on solid phase.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with nucleic acids.
  • Strong track record in microfluidic flow cell design and rapid device prototyping.
  • Microfluidic surface and flow characterization is a plus.
  • Experience in programming and microcontroller skills.
  • System integration experience is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills, DOE experience a plus.
  • Experience with statistical software packages is a plus.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Good work ethic, team player.
  • Strong presentation, written, and oral communication skills.

Educational Level, Educational Disciplines:

Minimum Ph.D. with 0-3 years; M.S. with 3-4 years; B.S. with 5-6 years of research/industry experience in lab environments, with degrees in Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) and/or Engineering (Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) disciplines.

Tasks:

  • Interface with MAI biochemistry, chemistry, protein engineering, and instrumentation groups to identify and test performance metrics for automated microfluidic enzymatic synthesis.
  • Collaborate with the instrumentation team to rapidly prototype and test individual hardware components, breadboards, and alpha units for synthesis automation.
  • Work with the biochemistry team to create protocols for device operation and incorporate performance improvements in subsequent device iterations.
  • Develop, document, execute and analyze microfluidic testing experiments.
  • Establish QC/QA verification tests and procedures.
  • Documentation of designs, test procedures, and test results in ELN; presentation of designs, test procedures, test results to R&D colleagues and company management.
  • Interface with suppliers or external fabrication groups.

Please direct inquiries to jobs@molecularassemblies.com