Engineer 1 - Development at Illumina (San Diego, CA)

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If you are looking for a job with a cutting edge diagnostic company, look no further! Apply for this great opportunity at an outstanding company doing the latest research in genetic and genomic sequencing technology.

Responsibilities
  • Development of new substrates, patterning methodologies and advanced manufacturing process development; this includes working in an academic cleanroom environment at times as well as taking prototype substrates and performing both analytical and functional experiments with them.
  • Performing basic materials characterization, such as SEM, AFM, and microscopy to characterize the interface between Illumina's surface chemistry and new substrate formats.
  • Experience with photosensitive polymers and modification of those polymers to meet functional requirements may be required.
  • Perform micro- and nano-fabrication activities, including photolithography, nanoimprint lithography, reactive ion etching, metallization/material deposition to fabricate proof of concept substrates.
  • Perform surface chemistry protocols and run assays to assess the performance of prototype substrate formats.
  • Work hand-and-hand with surface chemists, developing new methods for DNA analysis platforms.
  • Design of new, disruptive processes for manufacturing patterned substrates.
  • Fabricate and characterize prototype substrates and flowcells and deliver to internal customers for end use; frequently working with customers to evaluate end performance.


Requirements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Contributor will present updates, write reports, participate in technical meetings, and present results to the team
  • Excellent laboratory and experimental skills; strong data analysis skills, ability to interpret and draw conclusions from data.
  • Understanding of process development of multidisciplinary systems, including exposure to optical, fluidics, microfluidics, electronics, and automation systems.
  • Ability to work well as part of a fast paced cross-functional team.
  • Ability to research, plan, execute and report on multifaceted experiments not necessarily in field of expertise.
  • Ability to multitask on projects with aggressive timelines.
  • Strong work ethic with flexible schedule.


Experience/Education:
  • B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Material Science, Analytical Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nanoengineering or a closely related field
  • 0-2+ years of experience


Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact [email protected] To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
More Information on Illumina
Illumina operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Madison, WI, Foster City, CA and San Diego, CA. Illumina was founded in 1998. It has 7400 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 35 open jobs at Illumina, click here.
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