Chronus Health, a medical diagnostic company, is on a mission to build a global point-of-care platform for all standard blood tests. We are a company-in-residence at Fogarty Innovation, based on the campus of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California.

Chronus Health is a fast-paced start-up expanding its engineering team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the core team and build the product from the ground up. If you believe in pushing the boundaries and changing the status quo to have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, we'd love to hear from you!

Position Description
This position is within the core engineering team, working at the intersection of research and product development. You will collaborate closely with a cross-functional engineering team to leverage areas including biochemistry, microfluidics, embedded systems, control systems, and software to bring the Chronus Health platform to market.

You will develop the biosensors and consumables at the core of a new generation of point-of-care medical diagnostic devices.


  • Design, develop and characterize microfluidic based sensors for multiple assays.
  • Design and execute experiments to assess the technical feasibility, and performance of assays, fluidics, microfluidics, sensors, and systems.
  • Actively work and optimize sensor integration and assembly with consumables.
  • Evaluate different materials and processes for large scale production for consumables including sensor and cartridge.
  • Lead sensors manufacturing processes for lab-scale and high-volume production.
  • Evaluate and lead vendor communication for various sensor development paths.
  • Manage processes development and train technicians.
  • Effectively work within multidisciplinary teams of assay developers, system engineers, and microfluidic engineers to brainstorm new concepts.
  • Team player and be a part of a fast-paced work environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, with an emphasis on Microfluidics (4 years industry experience), or MS in the same (6 years industry experience), or BS in the same (8 years industry experience)
  • Hands-on experience with sample preparation, fluidic handling, control systems, microfluidics, and microfabrication.
  • Well versed in microfluidics devices and semiconductor fabrication practices
  • Experience with Biological Assays, comfortable working in a BSL-2 Environment
  • Comfortable with Programming, languages such as C, C#, Python.
  • Organized self-starter with excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and experience with statistical analysis techniques and packages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comfortable with 3D modeling and simulation CAD packages, such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, COMSOL, or equivalent.
  • Experience with plastic manufacturing (e.g., injection molding, hot embossing, plastic bonding)
  • Experience with microscopy and optical instruments (spectrophotometer, photodiodes)
  • Experience with electrical characterization and signal recovery instruments
  • Experience in engineering particle manipulation methods (e.g., hydrodynamic, dielectrophoretic, acoustophoretic, optical)