We are seeking a seasoned, creative engineering professional who will work in a cross functional team environment of both engineering and scientific disciplines. The incumbent will research, develop, design, test and document improvements to PerkinElmer’s automation and microfluidic instruments from a system perspective, including software, firmware, electrical, and/or mechanical components. The exciting and fast paced environment of the Hopkinton campus provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with top engineers and scientists both locally and globally.
Backed by an outstanding team of 7,600 employees located in over 150 countries across the world, PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health. We provide our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference everyday – helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants.
Lead proof-of-concept prototype efforts with a system perspective driving studies and experiments in the initial stages of a project.
As part of an innovative R&D culture, participate in developing patentable concepts, designs, and processes; and participate in the patent filing process
Lead integration efforts from a system perspective in the development stages ensuring designs meet requirements
Research, develop, design, test and document improvements to PerkinElmer’s automation and microfluidic instruments from a system perspective, including software, firmware, electrical, and/or mechanical components
Lead the verification and validation efforts for the product
Assess Voice of Customer intelligence and business goals, develop user and system requirements with a multi-disciplinary team
Interact with Support and Operations to assist in knowledge transfer, product transition, and technical support of PerkinElmer products.
Provide team leadership and technical direction up to and including project management when needed
Work individually and in groups in order to provide innovative and competent design solutions
Attend relevant conferences to maintain and grow knowledge base
Create and edit project documents within the IVD product development framework under supervision of a project manager.
Requires a BS degree in an mechanical, electrical, physics or biomedical engineering discipline with 5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Possess general product development skills and knowledge in specific technical areas and support in a regulated environment
A self-starter and lifelong learner proficient in the development of scientific instrumentation
Electrical, mechanical, system or software engineering background.
Demonstrated ability to create and drive ideas to product realization utilizing a stage gate process
Demonstrated ability with electro-mechanical instruments and software
Demonstrated ability to write documents and to document the results, designs, and tests conducted
Knowledgeable on product development workflow and risk management
Proven success delivering upon multiple projects of increasing complexity
Able to troubleshoot and overcome obstacles to meet the needs of the project/customer
Ability to travel up to 5% of the time
Understanding of analytical instrumentation and life sciences automation equipment
SolidWorks or other modeling experience
Experience with automated liquid handling instrumentation or microfluidic instrumentation a plus
Internal Number: JR-009305
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