Microfluidics Engineer

Genetic Microdevices Limited

Position: Microfluidics Engineer

Duration of Contract: 18 Months extendable

Type of work: Full Time

Salary: £30,000 – £50,000 depending on experience

Other Incentives: Share options possible subject to terms and conditions

Start Date: ASAP

Contact:
Dr. Dimitrios Sideris
d.sideris@genetic-microdevices.co.uk
Mobile: +44 (0)7968025382

Genetic Microdevices Ltd is developing an exciting high throughput protein and DNA analysis microfluidic chip based on a disruptive analytical technology. This is a position for one Microfluidics Engineer to assist the development of a clone of the technology aimed at ultra-high throughput.

The position is funded by a prestigious SMART award by the Technology Strategy Board. The role of the candidate is to assist the development of the microfluidic chip and is expected to utilise their knowledge to help bring the technology ahead of its current development point. The required skills in order of importance are:

  • Film Microfluidic Chips

  • Glass/quartz/PMMA chip manufacturing

  • Surface treatment/functionalization

  • Agile in hands on kit construction

  • Knowledge of CAD software for chip design

  • Material Development/Chemistry/Gels/reagents

  • Standard Biochemistry protocols for handling and preparation of DNA and protein Samples

  • DNA sequencing

  • Protein Analysis

  • On Chip PCR

The candidate is not required to have all of the above skills and not at the same level of experience. They are however expected to demonstrate excellent performance in a subset of the above skills with moderate knowledge of some of the others.

The candidate will work in a team of 7 highly skilled scientists and they are expected to demonstrate team spirit and professionalism with attention Health and Safety. The project is extremely exciting and the candidate is expected to show enthusiasm, persistence and patience with difficult technical problems that may occur.

The salary is set at a wide range between £30,000 to £50,000 per annum in recognition of the fact that the candidate may possess a wide variety of skills and experience. It is possible to offer share options for enthusiastic candidates who wish to engage in the long term with the development of the company.