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R&D Research Engineer Associate

  • Job reference: 934689
  • Location: San Jose, California
  • Salary: USD400 - USD424 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 26/03/2021

We at Orion Group are currently recruiting a R&D Research Engineer Associate on behalf of one of our Multinational Medical Device Clients based in San Jose, CA on an initial 6-month contract.

Our client seeks a contract R&D Research Associate to join its R&D System Engineering team. This position involves development of liquid handling instrumentation, process optimization, and acoustic transfer optimization for product lines. Qualified candidates must be able to work independently and as a member of multi-disciplined development team, executing tasks on-time and to spec. Responsibilities may include data collection, data analysis, and design verification testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the execution and design of experiments to understand fluid behavior as it effects ultrasonic acoustic drop ejection
  • Assist in the execution and design of experiments to understand the effect of consumables on ultrasonic acoustic drop ejection
  • Collect and analyze data used to define and verify new product features
  • Summarize data and report results to the team

Experience Required:

  • BS with 2 years of experience or MS with 0 years in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or related disciplines
  • 2 years of experience in the development, test, and analysis of analytical instrumentation

Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Experience with lab instrumentation & testing new equipment.
  • Analytical, methodical, and detail-oriented in planning, experimentation, and analysis
  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Some experience with statistical data analysis
  • Excellent hands-on laboratory skills (dilutions, pipetting) and experience with basic laboratory equipment (balances, centrifuges, pipettors)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Detail and quality oriented
  • A 'can do' attitude and the desire to learn

Desirable Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python or MATLAB
  • Hands-on experience with liquid handling instrumentation
  • Demonstrated ability to test and troubleshoot electronic, mechanical, and software subsystems
  • Experience with DOE methods for process optimization

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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