Mechanical Engineer

Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

The Position

The Opportunity

Roche Diagnostics has focused on providing an expanding array of diagnostics and therapies in the field of genomics medicine. A cornerstone to these efforts lies in the development of a revolutionary new DNA sequencing platform that will set new standards in the speed and access to personalized care for treating cancer and a host of other medical conditions well into the future. This will require us to keep building on our understanding and to continue to innovate.

In the role of primary Mechanical Engineer, you will be part of a design team that integrates and tests new instrumentation for improving the DNA sequencing process.

Job Description Summary

  • Function as the primary Mechanical Engineer in a team of scientists and engineers that supports instrument development for genomic sequencing process automation.

  • Conduct design, systems integration and capture of 3D models for microfluidic-based instruments. .

  • Conduct feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs.

  • Participate in the design and management of precision molds for disposable microfluidic cartridges.

  • Organize and maintain version control of model databases

  • Develop project plans for short and long-term goals

  • Conceptualize, design, analyze, build, verify, document, and validate the subsystems, systems or solutions

  • Perform detailed engineering analysis, including tolerances, FMEA, FEA and DFx.

  • Identify and characterize critical parameters to achieve high reliability, robustness, and lifetime performance

  • Assist in hiring and training of engineering team


  • Must work well in teams and maintain good team communication.

  • Must maintain and present their work in a well organized and accessible manner.

  • Should be proficient in developing 3D models and maintaining version control history (fluency in Solid Works preferred).

  • Experience in systems integration and instrumentation design, assembly and test.

  • Preferred experience in areas of:

  • Process control and automation

  • Microfluidics

  • Mold design

  • Biomaterials

  • Thermal analysis, control and management

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation under applicable law, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with customer requirements, the company's health and safety obligations and/or applicable law or guidelines.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at

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Mechanical Engineer

Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd