Career Opportunities at Citrogene

Citrogene is an early-stage diagnostic startup and high precision glass microfabrication contract manufacturer providing microfabrication services to companies that are focused in medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare, life science and semiconductor/consumer electronics.

Here at Citrogene one of our most important asset is our dedicated and experienced staff of engineers, scientists, sales/marketing and application engineers. Our very passionate team is focused on addressing and supporting our customer’s most challenging problems with unique glass solutions that meet their or exceeds their requirements all while being cost-effective.

Our state-of-art facilities located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is in an environment that is designed to allow our highly talented and passionate team members be the best at their professions. We are always looking for motivated and talented candidates to join the dynamic team.

Microfabrication Engineer

Job Description

As Citrogene’s microfabrication engineer, you will be expected to apply your microfabrication manufacturing expertise in the field of glass process, glass cleaning, and packaging, as well as assist management with developing and implementing manufacturing processes to address our ever changing customer product needs and challenges.

This job requires applicants to have earned their Bachelor’s degree. Citrogene is located in San Jose, California 95131.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the fabrication efforts as well as develop new processing techniques to produce novel glass components, microfluidic and medical implantable devices. This would include but limited to:
    • Chemical etching of glass and other transparent materials
    • Chemical and mechanical polishing of glass and other transparent materials
    • Adhesive and non-adhesive bonding of glass components
    • Photolithography
  • This position involves significant hands-on work in a wet chem/lab and a clean room.
  • Optical and electrical characterization of fabricated devices to ensure devices are within specifications. This includes testing of microfluidic devices post fabrication and packaging.
  • Develop and execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for device fabrication, inspection and testing.
  • Perform experiments to support Citrogene’s product development, and troubleshooting
  • Provide full final inspection and QC prior to products being delivered to our customers.

Qualifications and Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, technical field, or other related degree concentration
  • 3-5 years of industrial experience including developing process flow and hands-on microfabrication in a clean room is required.
  • Fabrication experience with dry and wet etching, photolithography, 3D device fabrication, optical component handling, wafer bonding and wafer polishing.
  • Fabrication experience with compound glass/semiconductor materials and devices is required.
  • Experience with handling and cleaning clean glass components without downgrading the optical surfaces.
  • A strong knowledge of different optical metrology, surface profiling equipment, such as; SEM, EDS, XPS and FTIR is required is a plus.
  • Experience with surface chemistry, surface functionalization and biochemical assays is a plus.
  • Clean room experience is required.
  • Experience in developing, building, and applying novel microfluidic solutions.
  • Comfortable with rapid prototyping and injection molding is a plus.
  • Experience with SolidWorks or other CAD design software. Mask Layout experience using L-Edit is a plus.
  • Must have experience maintenance and preventatives maintenance on equipment and tooling.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship is required

Citrogene does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to Citrogene without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of Citrogene, and Citrogene will not pay a placement fee.