Sr. Staff Fluidics Engineer (13-PD-167)

Complete Genomics, Inc.
Job Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Job Description: 

This position is for a highly motivated engineer with proven experience in fluidics at the micro scale. The position will be responsible for the design and development of the flowcell (microfluidic bio-chip), including the fluidics within the flowcell, associated with the company’s proprietary sequencing platform for fast and low cost genome sequencing. This engineer will be an active and collaborative part of a team of engineers and scientists focused on developing the next generation technologies for the CGI platform.

-Performs both independently and as part of a team to complete various assignments that may require knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry concepts, and techniques.
-Participate and contribute in group meetings on overall system design and performance, near term and long term activity planning, system integration, troubleshooting, and reporting experimental results.
-Develop and execute project plans in collaboration with other group members, providing technical expertise, material and hands-on support as needed to achieve Departmental goals.
-Collaborate and communicate designs and experimental results with other development and production groups.
-The ability to work within a team and with cross-functional partners, as well as ability to work -effectively independently. Should be well organized, self-motivated and possess excellent time management skills.
-The ability to become the credible in-house fluidics expert, taking ownership of major tasks and delivering to the requirements and on time.


-BS/BE in Engineering with a focus on fluid dynamics mass and heat transfer in fluid environments and 10+ years of experience in a development environment with increasing responsibility, or an MS/PhD degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience.
-Strong analytical and empirical skill in fluid dynamics, including computer modeling of mass and heat transport for fluids (e.g. COMSOL)
-Knowledge and experience using 3D modeling systems (SolidWorks)
-Demonstrated experience in design, development and transfer of microfluidic devices to high volume manufacturing (>100K/year).
-Experience with low volume fluid delivery systems; pumps, valves, tubing, fittings, etc. where avoiding contamination/cross contamination is critical.
-Experience with molded microfluidic devices – design and manufacturing techniques. Experience working with third parties in the production of high quality, functional microfluidic devices.
-Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills, with great attention to detail and record-keeping in both lab notebook and electronic documentation. Knowledge of Medical Device Design Controls (CFR 820.30) a plus.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
-Ability to multitask and adapt to rapidly changing requirements, priorities and tight schedules

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Complete Genomics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

About Our Organization: 

Complete Genomics is a leader in accurate whole human genomic sequencing based in Mountain View, California. Our vision is to provide clinicians the genetic information needed to improve human health through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic diseases. Complete Genomics is focused on building a new generation of high-throughput sequencing technology and developing new and exciting research, clinical and consumer applications.

In March 2013, Complete Genomics was acquired by BGI-Shenzhen, the world’s largest genomics services company that provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for commercial science, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting collaborative projects globally with leading research institutions. Additional information can be found at