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Engineer - Making Science & Technology Platform

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Recruiter: The Francis Crick Institute
Listed on: 3rd May 2019
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Salary Notes: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Recently a revolution in technological development has enhanced the functionality and accessibility of technologies such as photolithography, 3D printing, CNC milling and electronic control systems. This enables construction of custom-made equipment that integrates hardware, electronics and software to manipulate and monitor biological specimens, e.g. monitoring cell, tissue, organoid or animal function and behaviour. The Making Science & Technology Platform (Making STP) seeks to capitalise on these developments and integrate these technologies to engineer bespoke devices for researchers at the Crick.
We now want to recruit a bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial individual to implement, under supervision, mechanical and electronic engineering projects within the Making Scientific Technology Platform (STP) at the Crick Institute.
Project scope: The successful candidate will implement approaches for high-quality and timely delivery of devices defined by colleagues throughout the Crick. Work will be performed under supervision, and the successful candidate will be expected to implement conceptual approaches defined by the supervisor to mechanical and/or electrical engineering problems. Projects may include: microcontroller programing and integration for control of simple circuits to modulate and monitor living systems; system for delivery of optogenetic stimulation of biologic specimens; mechanical and electrical system for oxygenation of cell culture; and an electrical system to power and receive signals from optical detection sensors to sense feeding events in living animals.