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Sr. Staff Engineer, Research


Pacific Biosciences

Job Location

1305 O’Brien Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

Job Description

Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions). To ensure the health and safety of all PacBio employees and our prospective candidates, we have instituted a virtual interview and onboarding experience.

Sr. Staff Engineer, Research Group

Pacific Biosciences develops comprehensive solutions for scientists that propel the field of genomics, improve science, and research, and create positive impact globally. We are looking for an engineer/ scientist with deep understanding of optoelectronic materials and photonic integration platforms to join our team to develop the next gen photonic engines for cutting-edge, single-molecule, DNA-sequencing applications. The candidate will design, develop, and characterize subassemblies used in next generation SMRT sequencing systems. The suitable candidate will work with internal R&D Engineers and outside suppliers to design and prototype solutions from an optimal blend of off-the-shelf and custom components. The candidate will provide modeling and/or experimental data from subassemblies to evaluate system-level trade-offs. We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented candidate with excellent organizational and communication skills. The ideal individual thrives in a fast-paced environment interacting with scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines.

Leverage technology trends and their applicability to Pacific Biosciences next generation products
Develop, design, and implement reliable opto-electronic sub-assemblies consistent with consumable DNA sequencing cost targets
Work with stakeholders across the company to understand assembly and system-level trade-offs to efficiently innovate DNA sequencing sensors that meet business goals and cost
Develop micro-optic and nanoscale components for DNA sequencing cells
Develop sensor integration and fabrication schemes consistent with semiconductor foundry process
Transition deliverables to development in collaboration with development and NPI team

PhD in Electrical Engineering or Material Science with 3+ years hands on experience with opto-electronic passive and active components and their packaging needs
Hands-on experience designing and using free-space and on-chip optical characterization setups
Design optical passive components (couplers, waveguides, etc.)
Proficiency with multi-physics simulation software (Lumerical, COMSOL, etc.)
Experienced with micro-characterization and microscopy tools, failure analysis (SEM, AFM, etc.)
Experience working in a complex, multifunctional team environment
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, a strong team player, able to take initiative, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively as part of a strong hardware team

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation


About Our Organization

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