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Senior Mechanical Engineer

My client, a rapidly growing start up in the the field of biotechnology, is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the team in Cambridge. This role will involve working on various projects related to the development of their technology platform. This is a rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and as part of a dynamic early-stage company. Overall, this role would suit candidates that have a solid background in the mechanical and microfluidics engineering, especially in biomedical applications. Previous experience in the development of systems-on-chip for genetic analysis would be of great value.


Supporting the development of the company's' innovative digital instrument platform


  • Lead the mechanical design involved in the instrument platform development
  • Develop and refine the sample preparation process flow
  • Design, build, verify and validate the mechanical and microfluidics devices for the existing platform and platform under development
  • Collaborate with external partners in product design, fabrication and test
  • Engage in the system integration of the platform and its subsystems
  • Contribution to internal and external, informal and formal design reviews
  • Participation in group meetings, and presentation of work to group members

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Qualities

*BS/MS/PhD in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering with a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience

*Experienced in at least three of the following areas: control systems, system integration, mass flow and thermodynamics, microfluidics systems, injection moulding and/or optical systems

*Highly competent in generating mechanical design drawings using Solidworks or other similar mechanical design toolboxes

*Proficient with performing finite element modelling for fluidics systems and thermodynamic systems

*Experience with the design, fabrication and test of complex and low-cost microfluidic devices using biocompatible materials and injection moulding techniques, in both prototype quantities and full-scale manufacturing

*Demonstrated experience with experimental design, failure analysis and root cause analysis

*Demonstrated hands on engineering capability with proven track record of high quality designs that met product requirements on time and on budget

*Experience with thermal modelling of a mechanical system, ideally using COMSOL

*Thermal system and high precision mechanical system design experience

*Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

*Both a team-player and able to work autonomously

*Highly motivated and results-driven

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

*Experience with MEMS fabrication and nanofabrication

*Experience with flow injection

*Experience with interfacing with biochemistry, surface chemistry and electronic engineering teams

*Knowledge of software programming or electronic engineer design at system level

*Knowledge and skills in process and product validation of a variety of equipment and processes used to build medical products, particularly ISO 13485 and FDA QSR experience preferred.

*General familiarity with life sciences is advantageous but not required

If you fulfill the above criteria and would like further details please contact Sasha Booth at IC Resources.

Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

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