Microfluidics Engineer for life science technologies

  • Sector: ConSol UK IOT & Emerging Technologies
  • Contact: Jamie Jenkins
  • Contact Email: jamie.jenkins@consolpartners.com
  • Duration: 6 months +
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Leuven
  • Salary: €35 - €55 per hour
  • Expiry Date: 11 April 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH365301_1641896803

Microfluidics Engineer for life science technologies

Leuven, Belgium

Initial 6 month contract + extensions

ASAP start

The assignment

  • Design experiments for microfluidic device testing. Discuss and align with project leaders and senior scientists.
  • Characterize and test microfluidics devices. This typically includes: (a) device preparations (e.g. surface coating), (b) device characterizations (e.g. electrical impedance measurements), (c) device programming based on existing software, (d) device testing (e.g. droplet generations and actuations).
  • Program and operate multidisciplinary setups (driving circuits, microscopes, surface characterizations tools), after receiving proper training and necessary support from internal employees.
  • Analyze, interpret and report experimental data to the project team.
  • Work according to agreed customer timelines and report on progress internally and to customers.
  • Manage time effectively according to aggressive project schedules and possibly among multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Quickly adapt to new project requirements.
  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of physicists, engineers and biologists.

Required knowledge and skills

  • Fresh PhD or master degree with minimum 2-year experience, preferably with electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering or physics background.
  • Knowledge & experience in electro-fluidic principles in microfluidics such as electrowetting-on-dielectric, dielectrophoresis, impedance spectroscopy.
  • Experience in microfluidics device testing and preferably also microfluidic set-up construction.
  • Experience with instrumentation and signal processing software (e.g. LabVIEW, Python, Matlab) is a strong plus.
  • Modelling skills such as SPICE, ANSYS, COMSOL etc. is a plus.

Additional skills

  • It is essential that you have strong analytical skills and can perform data processing using analytical or computational tools.
  • You have experience working in a research or development environment with an interdisciplinary team
  • You are a team player.
  • You are fluent in English and have good communication skills.