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R&D Systems Engineer V (New Product Development)

Company: Bio-Rad Laboratories
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


We are looking for an enthusiastic Technical Project Lead with a track record of successful inception-to-launch development of molecular analysis instrumentation and microfluidic devices. The ideal candidate will have an intuitive sense of how to leverage good design approaches to meet our commercial needs in this exciting market space. If you are interested in developing the most advanced systems on the planet, come join us and be a key player in our next breakthrough product.


  • Ensures the team applies good system engineering principles to develop cost-effective, reliable, high-quality systems that satisfy customer needs and drive business strategies.
  • Drives project timelines related to technology development by providing technical guidance to internal and external team members.
  • Establishes and maintains strong communications between systems team members and project stakeholders through targeted meetings, team assignments, and interpersonal skills.
  • Translates customer and business strategies into engineering design concepts and drives efficient product development with modern design control processes.
  • Drives the productivity of external engineering consultants by ensuring the teams are aligned and focused on the right activities.
  • Identifies robust system architectures that are scalable, manufacturable, and serviceable.
  • Develops sub-systems for micro-fluidic processing and imaging based on fundamental physics, physical models, and related design approaches.
  • Ensures compliance with quality and regulatory requirements by applying design control processes such as risk management, configuration management, requirements management and verification testing.
  • Leverages strong communication and interpersonal skills to drive and implement decisions.
  • Thrives in a multi-disciplinary team and drives our culture by developing trust with senior and junior scientists and engineers.
  • Continuously expands their knowledge of state-of-the-art principles, theories, and practices of Systems and Reliability Engineering.


  • MS/PhD in Engineering field such as Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is Required. PhD is Highly Desired.
  • 12+ yrs Commercial Experience Developing and Sustaining Bio-Analytical Instrument Platforms is Required.
  • Hands-on Experience Designing Microfluidic Consumables and Bio-Analytical Instruments is Required.
  • Hands-on Experience Specifying Pumps, Valves, Sensors, Feedback controls, and Firmware for Microfluidic Applications is Required.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Modeling with Applications such as COMSOL is Highly Desirable.
  • Experience with High Performance Liquid Chromatography or Flow Cytometry or Droplet Technologies is Highly Desirable.
  • Working Knowledge of Statistics, DOE, DFSS, and Signal Processing Optimization is Desirable.
  • Software or Firmware Coding Skills in any Language such as C or Python is Desirable.
  • Basic Knowledge of Molecular Biology or Biochemistry is Desirable.
  • Optical Assembly and Fluidic Troubleshooting Experience for Fluorescent Applications is Desirable.
  • Experience with QSR/ISO Regulations, Agency Testing, Usability Engineering, and Medical Device Development (IVD) is Desirable.

About Bio-Rad:

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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Agency Non-Solicitation:

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Pleasanton , R&D Systems Engineer V (New Product Development), Other , Pleasanton, California

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