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Microfluidic designer for life science technologies

  • Location:

    Leuven

  • Sector:

    ConSol UK IOT & Emerging Technologies

  • Job type:

    Temporary & Contract

  • Salary:

    €35 - €50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jamie Jenkins

  • Contact email:

    jamie.jenkins@consolpartners.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH405700_1667992060

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

  • Expiry date:

    2023-02-07

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Microfluidic designer for life science technologies


Initial 6 month contract + extensions


Leuven, Belgium / Remote (2-3 days remote per week)


We are looking for a researcher with a strong technical background in the field of microfluidics, who has experience in microfluidic design and simulations for life sciences application. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative colleague to work on next-generation technologies for life science applications.


The assignment

  • Design novel microfluidic devices for life sciences applications.
  • Perform simulation, modeling and analytical evaluation of device performance using tools such as COMSOL, ANSYS, Matlab or other equivalent software packages.
  • Evaluate device robustness and design fault-tolerant microfluidic systems.
  • Manage time effectively according to project schedules.
  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists.


Required knowledge and skills

  • You have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics or other equivalent discipline with strong experience in microfluidic device design for life science applications. This combined with +/- 3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Candidates with a Master's degree and relevant experience will also be considered. Industry experience is a plus.
  • It is essential that you have strong reasoning skills and can analyze microfluidic systems using both analytical and numerical methods.
  • You are very experienced with ANSYS, COMSOL, or other equivalent tools for numerical modeling. Skills in coding, e.g. using OpenFoam or other equivalent tools, is a plus.
  • You are very familiar with microfluidics products and existing device solutions.
  • You have experience working in a research or development environment with an interdisciplinary team.


Must haves

  • Experienced in fluidics simulation
  • Looking for someone with a background in mechanical engineering, not in the direction of bio-medical engineering