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Job Opportunity with MilliporeSigma in Wilbraham, Massachusetts

MilliporeSigma is the Life Sciences Division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and a global leader in life sciences (note: this is not Merck the pharmaceutical company). The R&D Group in Cell Therapy Processing, located in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, is developing novel ultrasound platform technologies to enable automated manufacturing of cell and gene therapies. The technologies comprise patented acousto-fluidic systems for cell processing such as labeled and label-free cell selection, concentration, washing and differentiation. The current focus of the technical team is the development of an acoustic affinity cell selection system. Acoustic radiation forces in conjunction with low Reynolds number flows are used to manipulate particles and cells in order to perform a specific cell processing step. They are looking for an experienced acoustician with a proven track record of acoustics modeling and translation into practice.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Be an independent thinker, innovator and contributor to the development of the acousto-fluidic platform technologies and processes
  • Design, model and analyze acousto-fluidic cell processing platforms
  • Experimentally validate new acousto-fluidic devices and systems
  • Participate in process development, design of experiments, data analysis, post processing and presentation of data
  • Write reports, contribute to Intellectual Property, and publish papers as needed
  • Report to colleagues and management in timely manner
Qualifications and Skills:
  • PhD in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Biomedical, Biochemical or Bioprocess Engineering, or Physics, or similar degree, or MS degree with equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge in one of the following fields: physical acoustics, ultrasound, standing waves, piezo-electric transducers, biomedical ultrasound, acoustic radiation forces
  • Experienced at rapid technology development
  • Strong knowledge of FEA and CFD software preferred, e.g., COMSOL, Ansys or similar
  • Additional knowledge in one of the following areas is desirable: CAD, data analysis, statistics
  • Self-motivated with strong curiosity and driven to take on broader responsibilities around technology development  
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