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Engineering Scientist (Microfluidics) (25039)

Cambridge (parking available)
£PhD to Senior + Benefits

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Developing next-generation instruments for molecular analysis

This is an ambitious, exciting role in a high-performance environment where you can design and develop novel microfluidic systems for ground-breaking life-science and medical-diagnostic instruments. Projects will include optimisation of prototype chips, improving the steady-state laminar-flow technology, and performance evaluation of the chips to ensure high accuracy and precision of products.


  • PhD in natural sciences or physics (or degree plus 3+ years’ relevant post-graduate experience).
  • Demonstrable experience with microfluidic device design (ideally for scientific instruments) – focus on precision and accuracy rather than speed.
  • Experience with modelling tools including CAD or FEA software.

This is a multidisciplinary team, so good problem solving and communication skills are expected. Further, whilst the application area is for commercial products, there is still a strong R&D vibe with the engineering / scientific teams, so writing and reviewing scientific papers would be part of the deliverables.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is available including career support and development.

Keywords: Lab-on-Chip, Instrumentation, Medical Devices / Healthcare / Diagnostics, Molecular Analysis, FE Simulations, Microfluidic Chips, PhD / PostDoc / Senior Scientist

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