 Collaborate tightly with scientists; develop empathy for and deep understanding of their requirements and challenges. Continuously engage scientists at their lab benches, microscopes, and tissue culture rooms in order to rapidly troubleshoot, improve, and iterate engineered solutions. Effectively communicate engineering trade-offs to non-engineers. Attend internal scientific seminars and learn elements of cutting-edge biology and chemistry as needed.
 Employ a hands-on approach to designing and fabricating plastics, rubbers, metals, adhesives, coatings, circuits, control/measurement systems, laser/optical systems, robots, microfluidics, and machines to meet the needs of scientific collaborators and advance drug discovery programs. Learn and use clean-room microfabrication processes as well as standard machine shop processes and 3D printing to fabricate devices for novel cell culture models. GNF will provide training as needed.
 Perform journal research, engage vendors, and attend conferences to inform new designs, techniques, and strategies. Order, organize, and manage a collection of raw materials and supplies for projects.
 Conduct and document designs and inventions in standard engineering software such as 2D/3D CAD, schematic design software, and programming studios.">  Collaborate tightly with scientists; develop empathy for and deep understanding of their requirements and challenges. Continuously engage scientists at their lab benches, microscopes, and tissue culture rooms in order to rapidly troubleshoot, improve, and iterate engineered solutions. Effectively communicate engineering trade-offs to non-engineers. Attend internal scientific seminars and learn elements of cutting-edge biology and chemistry as needed.
 Employ a hands-on approach to designing and fabricating plastics, rubbers, metals, adhesives, coatings, circuits, control/measurement systems, laser/optical systems, robots, microfluidics, and machines to meet the needs of scientific collaborators and advance drug discovery programs. Learn and use clean-room microfabrication processes as well as standard machine shop processes and 3D printing to fabricate devices for novel cell culture models. GNF will provide training as needed.
 Perform journal research, engage vendors, and attend conferences to inform new designs, techniques, and strategies. Order, organize, and manage a collection of raw materials and supplies for projects.
 Conduct and document designs and inventions in standard engineering software such as 2D/3D CAD, schematic design software, and programming studios.">
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R&D Engineer I – Mechanobiology and Bioengineering

Job ID

295113BR

Position Title

R&D Engineer I – Mechanobiology and Bioengineering

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4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 21 years of GNF history!

Inventing solutions where none exist! As part of the engineering team, the role of the Engineer I is to research, develop, and invent new technology for drug discovery. GNF is undertaking innovative and challenging drug discovery efforts in regenerative medicine and phenotypic screening and we need your help to enable this amazing science which will discover new medicines for patients. The GNF engineering team is an essential contributor and partner to the science, inventing solutions where none exist. Our scientists recognize the impact engineering can have on research programs and are eager for you to put your stamp on it!

Your responsibilities:

 Invent and develop "from scratch" prototypes that overcome interesting biology research challenges. Design, build, and test custom labware and machines, that enable tissue and disease relevant mechanobiology experiments such as applying stretch, fluid shear, compression, or geometric/3D textured surface cues to biological cells being cultured in dishes, on microscope slides, and in multi-well assay plates. Collaborate with CAD designers and technicians to scale-up production of successful prototypes.
 Collaborate tightly with scientists; develop empathy for and deep understanding of their requirements and challenges. Continuously engage scientists at their lab benches, microscopes, and tissue culture rooms in order to rapidly troubleshoot, improve, and iterate engineered solutions. Effectively communicate engineering trade-offs to non-engineers. Attend internal scientific seminars and learn elements of cutting-edge biology and chemistry as needed.
 Employ a hands-on approach to designing and fabricating plastics, rubbers, metals, adhesives, coatings, circuits, control/measurement systems, laser/optical systems, robots, microfluidics, and machines to meet the needs of scientific collaborators and advance drug discovery programs. Learn and use clean-room microfabrication processes as well as standard machine shop processes and 3D printing to fabricate devices for novel cell culture models. GNF will provide training as needed.
 Perform journal research, engage vendors, and attend conferences to inform new designs, techniques, and strategies. Order, organize, and manage a collection of raw materials and supplies for projects.
 Conduct and document designs and inventions in standard engineering software such as 2D/3D CAD, schematic design software, and programming studios.

What you’ll bring to the role:

 B.S. or M.S. degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Nanoengineering.
 0-3 years relevant experience. Recent graduates and students in their final academic period are encouraged to apply.
 Ability to think and roughly hand sketch design ideas in 3D.
 Hands-on experience bringing ideas to life, to first functioning prototype and beyond.
 Curiosity toward learning cutting-edge biology and learning to fabricate very small objects.

Desirable requirements:

 Demonstrated engineering interest beyond the classroom, such as participation in extra-curricular design teams, engineering competitions, or research.
 Demonstrated leadership and communication experience beyond the classroom, such as holding a leadership role in a service organization, club, sports team, etc.

Why consider Novartis?

927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Division

NIBR

Business Unit

GNF

Location

USA

Site

San Diego, CA

Company/Legal Entity

Novartis Inst for Fun Gen inc

Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type

Regular

Shift Work

No