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Intern - Microfluidics Engineer - Automated Fluidic System

Company: 10x Genomics
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking an extraordinary student to join the Microfluidics Group as an intern during the summer of 2022. Our team develops the microfluidic systems and consumables that form one cornerstone of 10x products. In this role, you will be building and characterizing an automated flow cell platform and exploring its applications in performing biochemistries used in genomics. You will be paired with a senior engineer on the team who will provide mentorship and technical guidance. You will be able to experience what it is like to work as an R&D engineer at 10x Genomics and help us develop new technologies that impact human health.

What You Will Be Doing
Use your prototyping skills to build an automated fluidic system with various components, including flowcell, pumps/valves, manifolds, sensors, etc.
Develop control software interface to help users conveniently modify fluidic operations
Characterize the system's fluidic and mass transport properties using experiments and simulations
Demonstrate the ability of the established system in performing biochemical reactions
Communicate the results clearly to the team in weekly meetings and group presentations
Compose high-quality documentation and SOPs for the developed system

What You Will Need
Current BS, MS, or Ph.D. students in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field, with an emphasis on fluidic/microfluidic systems building and testing (previous industry internship experience is a plus)
Strong understanding of the fundamentals of mass transport phenomena, including convection, diffusion, reaction, and their interactions
Demonstrated ability to build an automated fluidic system using hardware and software skills (flowcell experience is a plus)
Experience with fluorescence microscopy and image analysis (experience in flow analysis using fluorescent dye or particles is ideal)
Basic Programming skills (e.g., Java, Python, OpenCV, C, C++); experience in hardware control using APIs is a plus
Experience in using simulation software, such as COMSOL, to understand flow and mass transport in a fluidic system
Basic skills in CAD drawing (e.g., SolidWorks) and 3D printing
Demonstrated ability to learn things quickly and deliver results over short times

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

Keywords: 10x Genomics, Pleasanton , Intern - Microfluidics Engineer - Automated Fluidic System, Other , Pleasanton, California

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