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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021

Mechanical Engineer

Berkeley, CA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

We are aiming to develop the world's most cost-effective, automated point-of-care DNA in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assay for small clinics and primary care settings. Our UC Berkeley startup is developing Gates Foundation funded low-cost microfluidic diagnostic technologies capable of on-site multi-target detection of infectious diseases.

We are seeking a Mechanical/Automation/Robotics Engineer with experience in microfluidics, product development, and working for startups and established organizations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design microfluidic cartridges for manufacturing.
  • Systematically test device performance.
  • Design a sample collection module.
  • Design and test mixing chambers on a microfluidic cartridge.
  • Establish a proof-of-concept automated microfluidic cartridge manufacturing line.
  • Participate in system design, development, and validation.
  • Integrate automated in-line stations on a manufacturing line for microfluidic channel forming, wet reagent dispensing, pick-and-place dry reagent dispensing, heat sealing, vacuum sealing, and packaging.

Communicate with suppliers and partner contract manufacturers.


  • 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Previous experience in product development.
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree, preferred).
  • 4+ years of experience with manufacturing line setup.
  • 4+ years of PLC, Ladder/Mnemonic/C++ language (Siemens/Rockwell/ Mitsubishi), and HMI graphic.
  • Proficiency in CAD (Solidworks/Autodesk/Rhino3D).
  • Rapid prototyping skills (3D printing, machining, CNC, laser cutting, water jet, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, bread broads).
  • Strong analytical experimentation skills (scientific method of forming and systematically testing and troubleshooting hypotheses).
  • Able to document and maintain records using a quality system (lab notebook, patents, DHF/DHR/DMR, SOPs).

Preferred Experience:

  • Microfluidics, in vitro diagnostics.
  • Contract manufacturers.
  • Injection molding, thermoforming, vacuum forming, cold forming, soft lithography, PDMS molding casting/bonding, and pressure sensitive adhesives.
  • Optics and fluorescence systems.
  • Food/pharma packaging manufacturing lines.
  • Microcontrollers, computer vision, PCB layout, app API hardware-software integration, and electronics engineering.
  • Building systems for ISO9001, ISO 13485, GMP standards.

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