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9th May

Mechanical Engineer

— Biotechnology Research

Location:
Cambridge, UK
Type:
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join a multidisciplinary team in a fast-growing biotech start up, working on the development of drug-discovery instrumentation. With the locations in both UK and US, the company is growing to become a leader in the discovery, analysis, and modulation of biomolecular condensates.
You will be building highly detailed and innovative instrumentation using optical microscopy, cellular biochemistry, protein, microfluidics and more. Previous experience of product/instrumentation design in a high-tech industry is desirable.
 
  • International drug-discovery start-up.
  • Design & development of highly detailed and innovative scientific instrumentation.
  • Generous bonuses & further career development opportunities.
 
What you’ll be doing 
  • Developing a discovery platform using microfluidics, protein and cellular biochemistry, optical microscopy, automated protocols, and data analysis.
  • Creating detailed design solutions using CAD and Solidworks. Coming up with own concepts and solutions.
  • Contributing to the full cycle of component transfer to manufacture.
  • Increasing system performance by identifying new technologies and electromechanical components
  • Engaging in prototyping, testing, validation, and lifetime testing.
  • Implementing automation and quality control.
  • Maintaining existing instrumentation and carrying out regular hardware updates, managing external suppliers and sourcing components as required.
  • Developing robotic systems is likely to come in the future.
 
What experience you’ll need 
  • Degree or equivalent in a related Engineering field (Mechanical, Biomechanics, Physics, Nanotechnologies etc.)
  • Previous experience of product/instrumentation development in a high-tech environment.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD and SolidWorks.
  • Problem-solving abilities, creativity in overcoming technical problems with hands on testing and experimental work.
  • Experience using Python/MATLAB/C and ability to modify already written scripts is desirable.
  • Experience designing microfluidic consumables and custom fluidic systems.
  • Experience in a high-tech manufacturing environment would be a bonus (high-volume injection moulding, MEMS manufacture etc.).
 
 
What you’ll get in return 
Be a part of a multidisciplinary and highly experienced team, working in a fast-paced, research-driven, and entrepreneurial environment. It’s a fantastic opportunity to be an early member of the Team and contribute to the development game-changing bio-tech technologies, grow with the company and gain new skills. Alongside the salary, you’ll get a generous bonus based on company’s growth (last year it was 30%!), share options and more.
 
 
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Who's managing this role?

Marta Korec

Marta Korec

— Recruiter Biomedical Engineering & Devices

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