Microfluidics Junior Productio

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7235232 (Ref:hh-65405BR)

Posted: April 8, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
Harvard University is launching a nation-wide initiative around platforms for microfluidics and optical engineering. The DARTS project is a large, high-profile, multi-institutional project that focuses on developing microfluidics and microscopy tools to capture microbes from clinical samples and identify the antibiotics to which they are sensitive. This position will receive training in microfluidics and production engineering in order to help develop microfluidic devices for specific purposes. Working in a small team of microfluidics engineers, this position will help create variations on existing device designs, supplying them to collaborators for testing. He/she will participate in troubleshooting and optimizing designs for capturing specific pathogens. A key aspect of the design is the ability to capture pathogens from various types of clinical samples. Feedback on the performance of the device from collaborators will be used to improve devices. This position will then be responsible for producing selected devices at scale to supply to the >20 academic and industry partners collaborating on this project. Direct interaction with clinical samples or live pathogens is not required for this position.

Regular responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with design, testing and troubleshooting of microfluidic chips;
  • Developing production capabilities for large-scale production of selected chips;
  • Producing selected chip designs to a high standard as needed for supply to academic and industry partners;
  • Developing expertise in microfluidic device design and production.
Basic Qualifications
  • 4+ years of related experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Attention to detail.
Additional Information
This is a term position with an end date of September 26, 2026, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

The person in the position will receive training from their supervisor in the specifics of what needs to be done. We are therefore not looking for highly specific experience, instead we're looking for someone with an engineering mindset who likes to tinker to get things right.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7235232 (Ref:hh-65405BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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