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Senior Microfluidics Engineer

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
Cambridge, MA
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact
Draper has an immediate opening for Seinor Microfluidics Engineer who thrives in a multidisciplinary environment and enjoys solving unique, challenging problems. We are developing novel technologies at the interface between biology, chemistry, and engineering, with a particular emphasis on leveraging our groundbreaking advances in microfluidic systems for applications ranging from diagnostics to biomolecular synthesis. Major focus areas include best-in-class automated cellular therapy manufacturing platforms, high-throughput organ-on-chip models with integrated flow and sensors, and highly multiplexed biosensor platforms for diagnostics and threat detection. This opportunity will emphasize skills and experience with microfluidic device design and testing, and will benefit from experience and working knowledge of biochemical, cellular, and molecular analysis techniques. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, observant, collaborative and dedicated. We offer an atmosphere that fosters innovation, individual contributions within a team environment, intellectual freedom and creativity, and an emphasis on career development.

  • Design, model, fabricate, and characterize microfluidic devices for cell biology, bioprocessing, synthetic biology, and tissue engineering applications.
  • Develop and execute laboratory research plans that support project goals and milestones.
  • Experimental design, assay execution, troubleshooting, and data analysis for studies that involve technologies at the convergence of biology and engineering.
  • Document, present, and provide written reports of results.
  • Lead teams of engineers in development of new devices and technologies.
  • Assist with development of internal capabilities by providing technical expertise.
  • Generate project concepts and contribute to proposal development for various sponsors ranging from government customers to commercial pharmaceutical company partners.
  • The position will require significant time spent on hands-on laboratory work, but will also include coordination and supervision of lab staff and resources.
  • The willingness and ability to acquire and maintain a US government security clearance is required. The primary requirement for this is US Citizenship.
  • PhD or MS with 2 or more years of experience in Biomedical, Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering disciplines

  • Expertise in microfabrication techniques and technologies, including experience in microfluidic device design, fabrication and testing is required.
  • Knowledge of planning and execution of tissue culture, molecular and cellular assays, such as qPCR and flow cytometry, and/or biochemistry is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.

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