Microfluidic designer - Life Sciences

Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium

Posted:29 days ago
Location:Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium
Job Ref:BH-34357
Job Type:Contract
Expiry date:2/2/2023

Xplore Life Sciences are seeking an experienced Microfluidic designer for life science technologies to work for an industry leading nanotech company based in Leuven Belgium.


This is a freelance role with contract duration minimum 6 Months and immediate start.


The successful candidate will be required to be in the office 2-3 days per week depending on team requirements.


We are looking for a researcher with a strong technical background in the field of microfluidics, who has experience in microfluidic design and simulations for life sciences application. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative colleague to work on next-generation technologies for life science applications.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Design novel microfluidic devices for life sciences applications
  • Perform simulation, modeling and analytical evaluation of device performance using tools such as COMSOL, ANSYS, Matlab or other equivalent software packages
  • Evaluate device robustness and design fault-tolerant microfluidic systems
  • Manage time effectively according to project schedules
  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists


Required knowledge and skills:

  • You have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics or other equivalent discipline with strong experience in microfluidic device design for life science applications. This combined with +/- 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree and relevant experience will also be considered. Industry experience is a plus
  • It is essential that you have strong reasoning skills and can analyze microfluidic systems using both analytical and numerical methods
  • You are very experienced with ANSYS, COMSOL, or other equivalent tools for numerical modeling. Skills in coding, e.g. using OpenFoam or other equivalent tools, is a plus
  • You are very familiar with microfluidics products and existing device solutions
  • You have experience working in a research or development environment with an interdisciplinary team

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