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Master Engineer & Researcher

Job Location
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95051
United States
Job Description

Job Description

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

We are seeking a master engineer to be a researcher in an innovative and multidisciplinary team to create and develop the next generation of analytical life science measurement systems! In this role, you will drive the realization of complex measurement products and manufacturing equipment that integrate mechanical systems, controls, software, fluidics, and automation with chemical or biological assays to process and analyze a broad range of biological samples from fixed tissue to nucleic acids.

This position requires a candidate with outstanding design skills, hands-on ability, systems integration skills, leadership, and the willingness to mentor, problem-solve, and quickly adapt to the demands of rapidly developing, multifaceted projects.

You will use your broad technology background to propose new research directions, architect new products, and integrate the work of a multi-disciplined team!

At Agilent Laboratories, we create high-impact technology, driving market leadership and growth in Agilent's core businesses, while growing Agilent's measurement footprint into adjacent markets. At the crossroads of the organization, Labs is able to identify and enable harmonies across Agilent's businesses to build competitive differentiation and compelling customer value



  • Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in product or equipment design and development, ideally for life science measurements
  • Proven skill in systems integration and automation of complex products or equipment
  • Experience integrating hardware systems with software, fluidics, optics and imaging, and chemical delivery
  • Demonstrated skill in troubleshooting complex systems and precision measurement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for working in a diverse, fast-paced, collaborative, and exciting technology environment
  • Proven leadership, initiative, and creativity
  • Strong work ethic and teammate attributes with the ability to mentor

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