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Instrumentation Laboratory - Bedford Senior Principal Engineer Microfluidics in Bedford, Massachusetts


Werfen, founded in 1966, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of specialized diagnostic instruments, related reagents, automation workcells, and data management solutions for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The Company’s business lines include Hemostasis, Acute Care, and Autoimmunity diagnostics, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturing. Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We’re passionate about providing healthcare professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to improve hospital efficiency and enhance patient care.

Our North American Commercial Operations, as well as our Headquarters and Technology Center for Hemostasis and Acute Care Diagnostics, are based in Bedford, MA. Our Headquarters and Technology Center for Autoimmunity Diagnostics is based in San Diego, CA. Additionally, our Technology Center for Hemostasis and Blood Gas Reagents is in Orangeburg, NY, and our Technology Center for Whole Blood Hemostasis is in San Diego, CA.

Position Summary

Using Engineering procedures standard for research and development, carries out assignments associated with research, design, development, support or manufacturing of specific parts, processes, software or components of medical diagnostic systems. Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Plans and conducts work requiring the application of extensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Generally, uses advanced techniques and the modification or extension of theories, concepts and practices in the specialty and/or related disciplines. Maintains a clear overview of a major product development. Makes sound judgments when compromises, necessitated by available time and technical capacity, must be made to meet set objectives. Expected to mentor junior staff.

Key Accountabilities

  • Applies scientific method and experimental design in problem Uses scientific expertise to provide solutions to problems which require technical expertise. Applies expertise in ingenuous and creative ways.

  • Defines mid-to-long term Able to implement plan to accomplish objectives.

  • May direct the work of other level scientists/engineers.

  • Maintains accurate and precise documentation. Writes reports and technical summaries and may represent company to outside May prepare technical abstracts or papers for presentation and/or publication.

  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of scientific literature and competitive products.

  • Defines broad scope, critical elements of a project and selects approaches to be taken.

  • Handles broad assignments and objectives under minimal direction to accomplish short-term goals.

  • Performs other related duties as position may require.

Internal Networking/Key Relationships

  • Responsible for cross-functional collaboration for technical solutions in new product development and released product support projects.

  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside contacts. May represent the company to outside organizations on technical issues.

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Technical leadership, problem solving skills, effective time management, team management, effective in building cross-functional relationships and effective communication.

  • Duties require broad use and application of scientific principles, theories and concepts in field of expertise

  • Ability to plan and manage own work

  • Willingness to learn and motivate others

Minimum Knowledge & Experience Required for the Position:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or a related field

  • Experience:

  • Fourteen years of product development or relevant experience

  • Ten to twelve years of product development or relevant experience for advanced degrees

  • For internal candidate promotion: Demonstrated proficiency in meeting all competencies of current level and acceptable performance history may be used in lieu of experience

  • In vitro medical device experience highly desired

  • Additional Skills/Knowledge:

  • Language: Proficiency in English language required

  • International Mobility:Required: NoTravel Requirements:

  • Some domestic and international travel may be required.

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis, we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.

Werfen appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

We operate directly in over 30 countries, and in more than 100 territories through distributors. Annual revenue is approximately $2 billion and more than 5,000 employees around the world comprise our Werfen team.

Job ID: 2022-5611

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Street: 180 Hartwell Road