 Collaborate tightly with scientists and develop deep understanding of emerging drug discovery 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 silicones, plastics, metals, adhesives, coatings, circuits, control/measurement systems, laser/optical systems, robots, and machines to develop novel technology that advances 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 microfluidic 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, programming studios, and schematic design software. [#video#https://youtu.be/6zHT-WPPFLY{#400,300#}#/video#]">  Collaborate tightly with scientists and develop deep understanding of emerging drug discovery 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 silicones, plastics, metals, adhesives, coatings, circuits, control/measurement systems, laser/optical systems, robots, and machines to develop novel technology that advances 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 microfluidic 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, programming studios, and schematic design software. [#video#https://youtu.be/6zHT-WPPFLY{#400,300#}#/video#]">
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Microfluidics Engineer / Novartis / GNF / San Diego

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312295BR

Position Title

Microfluidics Engineer / Novartis / GNF / San Diego

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4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 20 years of GNF history! For over 21 years, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) has been doing cutting-edge innovative drug discovery for Novartis global research organization, the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR).

Inventing solutions where none exist! As part of the engineering team, the role of the Microfluidics Engineer is to research, develop, and invent new technology for drug discovery. GNF is undertaking innovative and challenging drug discovery efforts in microfluidic formats 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:

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

 Invent and develop "from scratch" microfluidic systems, including both chips and instruments that overcome interesting biology research challenges. Design, build, and test prototypes that enable new modes of drug discovery including screening of precious cell collections and massive compound collections in droplet form. Collaborate with CAD designers and technicians to document and scale-up production of successful prototypes.
 Collaborate tightly with scientists and develop deep understanding of emerging drug discovery 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 silicones, plastics, metals, adhesives, coatings, circuits, control/measurement systems, laser/optical systems, robots, and machines to develop novel technology that advances 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 microfluidic 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, programming studios, and schematic design software. [#video#https://youtu.be/6zHT-WPPFLY{#400,300#}#/video#]

What you’ll bring to the role:

 B.S. or M.S. degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoengineering, or Chemical Engineering.
 0-3 years relevant experience. Recent graduates and students in their final academic period are encouraged to apply.
 Hands-on experience with microfluidic systems. Specifically, droplet formation and handling.
 Ability to handle ambiguity and make decisions with uncertain or limited data in order to bring ideas to life, to first functioning prototype and beyond.
 Curiosity toward learning cutting-edge biology and mastering very small object fabrication.

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?

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.

We are Novartis. 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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Division

NIBR

Business Unit

GNF

Location

USA

Site

San Diego, CA

Company/Legal Entity

NIBRI

Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type

Regular

Shift Work

No