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Design Engineer- Life Sciences - Job Opening ID: 575163

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic early career engineer to join our growing Life Sciences team.


Saint-Gobain produces a variety of single-use products for advanced cell and gene therapies, applying our deep experience in material science and engineering to oncology and other fields. We are searching for a design engineer experienced in design thinking, prototyping & iteration to help bring new products to life. The new team member will have the opportunity to leverage their design & engineering expertise by leading their projects from the initial stages of conceptualization, prototyping and experimental testing towards the implementation of prototypes for large-scale manufacturing. Projects will focus on process and product development activities related to Saint-Gobain’s extensive bioprocessing product line, including single-use components used in to manufacture vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, and cell and gene therapies.


The selected candidate will be working closely with the Cell Therapy team in our new Life Sciences laboratory located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Science Park in Worcester, MA. This new facility is dedicated to the research of cell and material interactions for designing and optimizing single-use systems for cell and gene therapies.


Role Summary:

  • Early career industrial designer or mechanical engineer with expertise in CAD, Prototyping & testing.
  • Utilizes standard machine shop tools, 3D printing, specialized equipment & external vendors to develop prototypes & conduct iterative design.
  • Exhibits creativity in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Has a bias for action and agile methods, is unafraid to try things as a way of learning.
  • Utilizes basic scientific or engineering principles and techniques to undertake specific tasks and projects with limited scope.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems in the design/execution of development projects.
  • Supports senior engineers and scientists in R&D team with their projects.
  • Executes and/or supports commercial and manufacturing support requests.
  • Manages and documents projects and tasks effectively with supervision.
  • Presents data internally and contributes to external publications when appropriate.
  • Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.


  • Experience with CAD & fabrication.
  • Comfort with basic machine shop equipment & techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems of moderate scope.
  • Project management skills, team collaboration, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to: demonstration of hands-on product development, design, customer interaction, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated adequate knowledge in HSE.
  • Ability to communicate within and outside of group.


  • BS Degree with 3+ years industry or entry level Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design or related.
  • Previous product development experience via prototyping & iterations.




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