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Learn & Earn - Test Engineer Microfluidics (Part-time or Full-time) Internship

Anticipated Start and End Dates: September 6, 2022 – December 23, 2022
Remote or In Person: In person – 68 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02111
Hours Per Week: 20-30hours
Work Schedule: Flexible
Pay Rate and Travel Stipend: $20-25/hour and a one time travel stipend
Internship Class: If chosen for the internship, you will take the three credit INT-299 Learn and Earn internship course during fall semester (you pay for the course but if an internship course is not part of your program, we can try to see if a required course can be replaced but this is not always possible). 

Organization Overview:

DropGenie is accelerating the pace of discovery.

We build connected hardware powered by droplet microfluidics to automate complex biological workflows in human cells. We are accelerating the pace of discovery by enabling impossible experiments and capturing high value data in precious human samples. DropGenie is a dynamic startup and successful candidates will flourish in a fast-paced environment.
You can learn more about our technology here
Job Description: 

What we're looking for

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, meticulous and detail orientated student to join our growing team as a Test Engineer in Microfluidics. This position could be a summer internship or a part-time position. The successful candidate will leverage their scientific background to develop and execute processes for reliable device fabrication, assembly and operation.

What you'll do

  • Build, test and troubleshoot microfluidic devices. Work with the microfluidics team to assemble parts and refine SOPs for microfluidic device fabrication.
  • Work in a cleanroom environment to fabricate devices, following established protocols. 
  • Establish and perform device quality control verification tests and procedures across assembled devices.
  • Operate standard reagents using our microfluidic operation system and collect data to verify the integrity of the final microfluidic cartridge assembly.
  • Develop, document, execute and analyze microfluidic testing experiments.
  • Work with the biology team to create protocols for device operation, and incorporate user experience feedback in subsequent device iterations.
  • Work with the engineering team to define and test operating system requirements.
Basic Qualifications:

About you

  • A current student in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to be hands-on in the design, fabrication and process development of microfluidic devices and systems.
  • Ability to provide feedback for the R&D and process development.
  • Extremely detail oriented, with excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent data analysis and critical thinking skills, specifically in the characterization of processes in the area of microfluidics or engineering R&D.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive as an independent contributor in a fast-paced, small startup team environment.
Desired Qualifications:

Nice to have:

  • Familiar with lean room environment (class 100 & 1000).
  • Research/industry experience in lab environments.
  • Previous experience working in a startup environment.
  • Past experience working in a biology laboratory.
  • Familiar with laboratory automation and microfluidic systems or theory.
BHCC Vaccination Requirement:
In order to create a safe and inclusive environment for our students working in the field, BHCC is requiring:
·       All students who are doing in-person internships to BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID19
·       Students seeking a medical or religious exemption may request an exemption at Exemptions and accommodations are not guaranteed.
Questions? Email resume to apply:
Katie Colello - Learn and Earn Coordinator ● Office: B-101E ● 617-936-1943 ●