Chip Development Scientist
There is an opportunity for a highly motivated Materials Scientist / Physicist / Surface scientist or similar to join our Chip Development team in Oxford. The successful candidate will rapidly develop novel and robust manufacturing processes applicable to all Oxford Nanopore products.
You will be involved in the development, characterisation and optimisation of the manufacture of fluidic chips and electrochemical arrays.
The main duties for this role are:
- Work independently to manufacture small scale test structures, typically using cleanroom processes with the aim of quickly establishing a base line for scale up.
- Determine the effect of surface properties of the chip on fluidic performance.
- Characterise and optimise membrane formation fluidic processes.
- Develop novel and robust processes through the use of extensive material / electrochemical analysis and characterisation.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of existing processes and evaluate the business impact of failure modes.
- Apply process optimisation techniques such as DOE, Taguchi etc.
- Facilitate interdepartmental collaboration to develop manufacturing equipment / processes.
- Work with external suppliers on setting specifications and verification / qualification.
- Support the development of Design Control Documentation for transfer to manufacture.
- Report and present findings in a concise and clear manner.
What We Are Looking For…..
We require a Materials Scientist/Physicist/Surface scientist or similar with experience of MEMS/Microfluidics/Microelectronics and of working in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in the diagnostics area. The Chip Development Scientist will rapidly develop novel manufacturing processes and play a central role in ensuring that robust processes are transferred to manufacture.
Experience of microfluidic system design, manufacture and analysis would be particularly useful. Familiarity with typical cleanroom processes e.g. microstructuring and surface modification would be desirable, as would experience of material analysis on MEMS structures and an appreciation of how the surface properties of such materials affect typical electrochemical/microfluidic systems.
The Scientist will be instrumental in the development of Design Control documentation. Regular interaction with both the Research and Production teams is integral to the post, so good communication and presentation skills are essential.
Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.Apply now