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!
We are looking for an engineer with a strong technical background in the field of microfluidics with deep experience in design, packaging and test for life sciences applications. We are looking for an experienced engineer, preferably with product development experience, who is highly motivated to work together with our design engineers and application scientists to develop prototype microfluidic systems. It is essential that you are a hands-on person with excellent engineering skills and a personal drive to achieve project goals.
This person will have to:
- Design and test prototype microfluidic devices for research and diagnostic applications;
- Develop integration and packaging solutions for microfluidic systems involving components such as molded fluidic cartridges, reagent packs, silicon devices, PCBs, and various sensors;
- Work closely with an interdisciplinary team to define requirements and system trade-offs;
- 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;
- Quickly adapt to new projects based on internal and external requests.
You have at least a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, or other equivalent discipline with at least 5 years’ experience in microfluidic device design, integration and testing. Experience in the development of a life sciences product is preferred. You have experience in microfluidic packaging and integration solutions for fluidic interfaces, reagent storage and dispensing, biocompatibility and thermal management. You are familiar with microfluidics manufacturing technologies including injection molding, bonding, mechanical machining, laser machining, microfabrication or other equivalent technologies. You are familiar with Solid Works or other equivalent CAD packages. You have experience in microfluidics testing with experience in tolerancing. reliability and failure analysis. You have experience working with contract manufacturers and/or custom design houses for custom development needs. You are a team player. You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.
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 imec.academy, '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.