Research Engineer

MicroMedicine - Watertown, MA (30+ days ago)

Research Engineer II


MicroMedicine is seeking a Research Engineer II to support development of the company’s novel, ultra high-throughput microfluidic cell sorting platform. Reporting to the Director of R&D, this individual works with the Research and Product Development teams to extend the company’s existing instrumentation and consumable technology to meet the requirements of new applications in diagnostic, therapeutic, and research markets, and participate in investigations of new technologies. Research Engineers experience the rigors of medical product development in a nimble, fast-paced startup environment and gain comprehensive exposure to critical elements of the company’s core business.


  • Evaluation and troubleshooting of microfluidic consumables and prototype instrumentation, gathering data and information to identify best methods, materials, and technologies for a wide range of medical and research use applications
  • Planning and execution of experimental protocols applying sound principles of the scientific method
  • Statistical analysis and presentation of experimental results in a manner that demonstrates thorough understanding of the underlying objectives of the research and progress towards their achievement
  • Processing clinical samples, including blood and blood products, employing safe, accurate, and repeatable methods
  • Contributing to product Verification and Validation activities through the development, approval, and execution of test plans and generation of reports of results
  • Cell-based assay and/or flow cytometry assay development
  • Aseptic primary cell culture
  • Investigation of new research areas including publication and patent search, experimental design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of results
  • Disciplined and trackable record keeping in compliance with applicable SOPs and best laboratory record keeping practices
  • Maintenance of lab organization, cleanliness, and supplies
  • Writing and maintaining of experimental process workflow documentation
  • Technology deployment and training support at KOL (Key Opinion Leader) sites
  • Supervision and mentorship of co-op students
  • Propose process and product design changes for improved performance, quality, usability, and cost
  • Communicate technical issues and risks to the team and propose solutions and mitigation strategies
  • Participate in the preparation of materials for, and execution of, Phase-Gate and Technical Design Reviews
  • Provide input to the Design History File and Product Risk and Hazard Analysis
  • Actively participate in regular technical and project meetings
  • Support and provide content for IP and regulatory filings
  • Occasional travel

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and 3–5 years of experience or a Master’s degree in engineering and 1–3 years of experience
  • Fluency with common cell biology techniques (fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, histology, cell culture)
  • Experience with commercial medical and/or diagnostic device development is highly desirable
  • Proficiency with analytical software tools (statistics, numerical methods) and DOE methodologies
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Hard working, well organized, proactive, and highly motivated
  • Perceptive and diplomatic in working with colleagues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism, and a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate with multiple levels in the organization
  • Initiative in leveraging and engaging others in accomplishing objectives

About MicroMedicine

MicroMedicine is a life sciences technology start-up recently spun out of Massachusetts General Hospital. MicroMedicine is commercializing a patented microfluidics-enabled cell separation platform with transformational applications in research, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Our team leverages an extensive network of key opinion leaders and scientists as well as a global ecosystem of design and operations partners. We are located near Boston in the heart of America’s life sciences and biotech hub – join us in improving cell processing for researchers, scientists, patients, and trial subjects.

MicroMedicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Job Type: Full-time


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