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Bio-Instrumentation Engineer Life Science Technologies

Job description

We are looking for an engineer with a strong technical background in the field of instrumentation development with deep hands-on experience in automated optical and fluidic systems for life sciences applications. We are looking for an experienced engineer who is highly motivated to work in a lab environment on a daily basis together with our design engineers and application scientists.

You will have to:

  • Design and build prototype lab instrumentation for R&D environment
  • Design or adapt microfluidic, optical, or other laboratory setups
  • Automate test stands that include optical, fluidic, mechanical and electrical components
  • Interface with external vendors for selection of components or procurement of customized parts
  • Work according to agreed customer timelines and report on progress internally and to customers
  • Design and execute test plans together with application scientists
  • Provide trouble-shooting and debugging support for internal users
  • Manage time effectively when multiple projects run in parallel
  • Quickly adapt to new projects based on internal and external requests
  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists


  • You have at least a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optical engineering, instrumentation, physics or other equivalent discipline with 5-10 years experience in instrumentation development. Candidates with a Bachelors’s degree and relevant experience will also be considered. Industry experience is preferred with life sciences instrumentation experience a plus.
  • It is essential that you are a hands-on person with excellent engineering skills and a personal drive to achieve project goals.You have experience working in a research or development environment involving early prototype development with subsequent transfer to product development; experience with field service or customer support is a plus.
  • You have experience in electronics, automation, embedded systems and hardware control.
  • You have experience in the design and building of optical systems; knowledge of Zemax is a plus.
  • You have experience in automated fluidic handling systems.
  • You are familiar with Solid Works or other equivalent CAD packages.
  • You are familiar with PCB design, test and trouble-shooting.
  • You are familiar with requirements for ISO13485, UL, EMC, and CE certification.
  • You have experience managing contract manufacturers and/or custom design houses for mechanical, electrical or software development needs.
  • You are a team player.
  • You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills.

Location: Belgium