Senior Engineer, Consumable Design
Pacific BioSciences is looking for a talented, experienced individual to join the SMRT cell design group, working on next generation product development and metrology tool development. The candidate will invent, design and test novel photonic structures for Single Molecule Real Time Sequencing. The candidate will be involved in the prototyping of the new devices and work with both development and production groups to bring selected innovations into full production. Responsibilities also include hands-on testing of fabricated structures on custom built optical breadboards. The engineer will be part of cross-functional teams and will have to interface with a wide range of disciplines, such as enzymology, chemistry, instrumentation engineering, process development.
The candidate will work with the consumable design team to identify potential innovations for Pacific Biosciences consumables and systematically evaluate their potential performance in-silico using a variety of simulation tools. He will then be involved in the fabrication of prototypes for the new concepts and be responsible for evaluating their performance. He will also work closely with the process development team during prototype fabrication. The candidate will also be responsible for implementing quality control on parts manufactured. He will also be responsible for the build and verification of custom tools to measure device-specific performance parameters.