We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the MinION P-Chip redesign project as a Chip Research Scientist. Reporting to the Research Manager, the successful candidate will initially participate in the design and implementation of new scalable fabrication/assembly methods. This will involve analysis of alternative materials, surface characterisation and material compatibility assessment and impact on platform performance. The role will require close collaboration with the engineers and third parties.
The successful individual will be actively involved in the implementation of alternative microfabrication methods for the manufacturing of our sensor array. The successful candidate will also be involved in devising assembly strategies for the component. These will require liaising with our engineering department as well as third parties.
The successful candidate will also be involved in assembling alternative components into final product (the MinION flowcell) and assessing their impact and performance.
The main duties for this role are:
- Investigate alternative materials and processes for sensor manufacturing
- Material/surface analysis and characterisation.
- Design, implementation and optimisation of fabrication and assembly processes.
- Collaboration with the engineering department on the design and development of manufacturing equipment.
- Test impact of implemented changes on platform performance.
- Report and present findings.
What We Are Looking For…..
The Chip Research Scientist will be an enthusiastic individual who can work with a high degree of autonomy, has great attention to detail and a creative approach to problem solving. Because of the highly interdisciplinary nature of the role excellent communication skills are crucial.
The candidate will hold a PhD in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry, or have equivalent experience. Knowledge of microfabrication technology, physical chemistry and fluid mechanics are essential for this role. Familiarity with IC/MEMS packaging technologies is desirable, as is experience with microfabrication, microscopy and surface characterisation techniques.
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.