PicoSeq SAS
Job Location
United Kingdom
Depending on qualifications
Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our multidisciplinary team working on the commercialization of an innovative new technology for analysis of DNA and RNA.   You will be responsible for assisting in the design, development and testing of advanced microchip structures, cartridge-based fluidics, and other mechanical and electrical instrument components. You will work with a number of external collaborators and subcontractors in Cambridge UK, Paris and other locations, and thus excellent communication and project management skills are vital. A willingness to travel is also necessary. In addition you will be responsible for documentation of project plans, test results, and project updates. The position is based in Cambridge, U.K.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Graduate level degree in the field of engineering:
    • Ideally at master’s or Ph.D. level
    • Ideally with specialization in mechanical/electrical engineering
  • Candidates should have worked on development of high-tech instrumentation (ideally life-sciences related) for a minimum of 8 years. As part of this, candidates should have had significant experience working on the development of biochip/MEMs systems (including design and fabrication of microelectronic and micromechanical sub-systems)
  • Proficiency with CAD software (such as SolidWorks)
  • Good communication skills in English, both oral and written. In particular candidates should be capable of presenting technical information and data to non-experts in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative, highly cross-functional and fast paced environment
  • Willingness to travel (≥30% time)


Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Programming experience (ideally in C/C++)
  • A strong fundamental knowledge-base and problem solving skill-set across a range of other engineering disciplines including optics
  • Previous professional experience in:
    • Developing biotech/medical instrumentation in regulated environments
    • Instrumentation architecture, miniaturization, and optimization
    • Writing of technical documentation (e.g. to ISO standards)
    • Software and/or firmware development
  • Familiarity with:
    • Fluidics and microfluidics design/integration
    • Molecular biology and/or biochemistry, particularly in the context of integration with instrument development
How to Apply
  • Please send a current C.V. and cover letter via email to PicoSeq’s Chief Technology Officer, Chas Andre, at: jobs@picoseq.com
About Our Organization

PicoSeq is a dynamic young company based in Paris, France. We are commercializing a highly innovative platform for genetic and epigenetic analysis, originally developed in the lab of Dr. Vincent Croquette and his colleagues at the Ecole Normal Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. The potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous prizes for innovation at both national and international levels, including most recently France’s prestigious Concours Mondial d’Innovation (Worldwide Innovation Competition) and a large grant from the EU’s Eurostars program.  Further information about PicoSeq can be found on our website (www.picoseq.com).


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