Associate Engineer

Posted 19 Feb 2020

Springfield, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 203516


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

The Cell Therapy Processing team is developing novel technologies to enable manufacturing of cell and gene therapy processes. The technologies comprise patented acousto-fluidics platforms for cell processing, such as concentration, washing, media exchange, and labeled and label-free cell selection.  This work has resulted in the launch of ekkoTM, an automated cell processing platform with single use cartridges for cell and gene therapy manufacturing.


Your role:

You will be working in the life sciences group focusing on the development of the acoustic concentrate wash and acoustic affinity cell selection platform.  You will work on all aspects of the early stages of new product development, i.e., brainstorming, concept selection, engineering design and analysis, prototype assembly, testing and documentation.  You will perform acoustic concentrate wash and acoustic affinity cell selection experiments and participate in design of experiments.  You will take on SOP writing and lab management duties as needed to enable the team to maintain a fast and steady flow of experiments.  You will develop into an independent thinker, innovator and contributor to the development of the acoustic cell processing platforms.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree (BSc or MSc) in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Bioprocessing, Biochemical or Biomedical engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with testing, design of experiments, data analysis and processing, troubleshooting of prototypes
  • Hands-on experience in a basic “wet” laboratory


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and teaming skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Creative problem solver
  • Experience with mechanical design and analysis
  • Knowledge of data analysis software
  • Knowledge of acoustics and fluid dynamics is desirable

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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