Associate Engineer/ Engineer

Job ID
Experience (Years)
Medical Device

Company Overview

Canon U.S. Life Sciences are subsidiaries of Canon U.S.A, Inc., and focused on empowering the biomedical research and healthcare communities by developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative technologies and solutions. The technologies and solutions developed will help enable clinicians and scientists to improve our health and advance science. Canon BioMedical will pursue and deliver innovative solutions through the use of existing and emerging Canon technology, as well as strategic partnerships.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

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Position Overview

Canon U.S. Life Sciences is currently seeking an Engineer with experience in Mechanical Engineering and/or Biomedical Engineering. In this position you will develop novel molecular diagnostic devices and assays through rigorous design, testing and analysis.


- Design, develop, and evaluate performance of molecular diagnostic devices (disposables & instruments).
- Support development of technical product requirements and specifications.
- Work with sources external to the company to identify and implement applicable materials, components and/or technologies.
- Design, build, and test prototype devices as well as experimental test rigs.
- Collaborate with scientists to integrate molecular diagnostic assays into novel devices and workflows.
- Assist scientific team in performing experiments using biological materials in BSL-1/BSL-2 laboratories.
- Present data to small working groups as well as to the larger project teams.
- Work in a dynamic matrix environment with a moderate degree of independence.
- Cooperate with coworkers within an organized team environment and effectively communicate project status to a supervisor.
- Participate in technical design and program reviews.
- Participate in the development of Manufacturing/QC procedures.
- Participate in ongoing surveillance of commercial and scientific literature and conferences to maintain awareness of the latest technologies and relevant techniques.
- Maintain confidentiality of assigned projects.
- Comply with safety, design control, and housekeeping procedures and standards.
- May be required to supervise/mentor interns or other temporary technical personnel.
- Perform such additional assignments as immediate manager may direct.


- B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering or related field is required
- 3-5 years experience in engineering design and/or testing is required
- Experience designing, fabricating, and testing prototype devices is required.
- Experience with computer aided design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks is required.
- Hands-on experience with machine tools is required
- Demonstrated analytical abilities required for Design of Experiments, statistical data analysis, and scientific data reporting.
- Must be able to maintain impeccable records.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment and ability to function with a moderate degree of independence are required.
- Life sciences roles exist in a laboratory environment; position may involve exposure to biological materials and chemicals. Previous experience with safe handling, storing and disposing of these substances is preferred.
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