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Engr 3, Mechanical
Ref No.: 18-02716
Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Position Type:Contract
Shift:First
Job Category:Engineering
Benefits:Medical Insurance
Hiring a Contract  Sr. R&D Engineer 
Duration: 1 year Assignment 
Client Location:  Research Triangle Park, NC
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday / 40 Hours Weekly
Pay Rate:  $45 Hourly 

The Advanced Diagnostics group at Client Technologies and Innovation in seeking a highly talented senior engineer to develop innovative solutions that address current and future health care needs in the area of infectious disease diagnostics. The associate will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team that is developing technologies to address the global infectious disease diagnostics market. The associate will develop, build and test microfluidic devices, instrumentation and related components for biological sample purification. Responsibilities will also include development of test methods, collection and analysis of data, and the development and presentation of technical recommendations. The associate will be expected to make strong contributions to the achievement of key operational goals with minimum oversight. This position is a one year temporary position.

The candidate will have an advanced set of skills and knowledge in device design, fabrication, characterization, and biological applications, and should be able to plan and conduct scientific experiments and effectively analyze, interpret, and present experimental results. The candidate should also be able to adapt to changing requirements that can arise in a dynamic work environment and will be expected to contribute intellectually in areas not directly related to his or her field.

Responsibilities

Design, implementation and testing of microfluidic, optical, and/or electro-mechanical systems
Develop test methods to evaluate technical feasibility, identifying areas of remaining technical risk, and recognizing areas for improvement
Plan and lead activities, including device assembly method and process, fixture design and system optimization
Conduct device performance test with biological samples
Apply sound engineering and scientific judgement towards helping improve subsystem and component reliability
Identify and propose new technologies that can be employed to address unmet needs
Review and provide input into acceptance criteria for technical specifications
Communicate progress, results, conclusions and test steps to team and management
Keep lab notes, data and experimental observation in lab book
Demonstrate strong personal accountability for completion of project milestones and deliverables
Work independently, receiving technical guidance on complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects

Qualifications:
BS or greater in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related degree.
3-5 years of medical device experience. Experience with rapid prototyping disposable microfluidic devices strongly preferred
Experience with component material selection, injection molding, machining practices and electro-mechanical assemblies is preferred.
Experience in manufacturing process development, validations and qualifications.
Experience designing automated or semi-automated system tests is preferred.
Experience with 3D CAD and Drafting (preferably SolidWorks Modeling).
Experience with performing device prototyping related root cause analysis
Proficiency with equipment/fixture fabrication and machine shop skills
Self-motivation, focus, determination, self-reliance, open-mindedness, amiability, and flexibility
Ability to work effectively within the project team and the cross-functional organization
Working knowledge with biological samples and BSL2 environment a plus
To Apply for immediate consideration please send resume to Michael Estaris at Michael.Estaris@onboardusa.com and reference job #18-02716 in the Subject Line and indicate the best times to contact you (please include nights and weekends if needed).
**Candidates must complete background and drug screenings before starting any assignment.
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