Microfluidics Engineer – Dynamic Single-Molecule

Full-Time Position


As a Microfluidics Engineer, you will contribute to our dynamic single-molecule (DSM) R&D team at LUMICKS. You will work on new features of the current instruments C-Trap®, m-Trap® and u-Flux future prototypes and products, and you will have the unique opportunity to grow the products to their full potential.

You will work closely with our agile interdisciplinary engineering teams and applications scientists to develop state-of-the-art systems for single-molecule measurements. These instruments consist of fluidic, mechatronic, pneumatic, thermal, optical, and electrical sub-systems and play a critical role in the discovery of the molecular mechanisms of life. You will be responsible for leading the development of the microfluidics systems for the current and the next generation LUMICKS instruments.

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Lead the development of the microfluidics systems for the current and next-generation LUMICKS instruments.
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team with dedicated performance and application engineers, electronics engineers, and interface with product management on the technology roadmap and product requirements.
  • Define and interpret technical requirements and specifications for new/next-generation instruments and sub-systems regarding the fluidics systems.
  • Create schematic structures of the (micro-)fluidics system containing key fluidics dynamics analysis in microchannels (flow velocity, pressure changes, gas nucleation).
  • Develop testing processes in line with NPD and perform testing verification and validation of (new) designs.
  • Collect user requirements and translate these (via functional and component requirements) into design inputs and outputs for the (micro-)fluidics system.
  • Ensure chemical compatibility of surface materials and fluids handled.
  • Generate working prototypes, source appropriate fluidics equipment (valves, pumps, controllers, containers).
  • Coordinate with industry partners and selected customers.
  • Provide relevant technical documentation and specifications.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • BSc, MSc, PhD in Biophysics, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar with a focus on (micro-)fluidics with >3 of working experience in Academia or Industry.
  • Very good knowledge of engineering concepts and experience designing fluidic systems and products.
  • Experience in engineering analysis: Fluid flow, stress, thermal, vibration, and fatigue analysis.
  • Modeling expertise for hydrodynamics, continuum physics, laminar flow.
  • Experience using CAD software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar.
  • Experience with the hands-on rapid prototype (3D printing, fluidics components assembly) and analysis tools (Microscopy, PIV).
  • Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability.
  • Good communication skills within the technical teams.
  • Good ability to work in an international and young organization.


LUMICKS brings to market novel tools for single-molecule biophysics, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our high-performance instruments are optimal to investigate the fundamental causes of disease and facilitate drug optimization. With our tools, researchers can visualize and quantify the interactions between proteins and DNA in real time at nanometer scales. 

We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity analysis. With the ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, and Imperial College London, LUMICKS is expanding its team.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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