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Microfabrication Engineer

  • R&D
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

2022-10-17 02:58:05 UTC

Microfabrication Engineer 


Axoft is building the most advanced and scalable platform for implantable brain-machine interface. Our mission is to enable long-term stable and ultra-high bandwidth communication with the brain, opening new therapies and treatments against neurological disorders and physical imparities. We have bridged the gap between electronic and biological materials to create the softest, nanofabricated brain implants in the world. We are now looking to add talented people to the team who are passionate, like to deliver results and find creative solutions to complex problems. Axoft is looking for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and results in their previous professional, academic and interpersonal experiences and have the skillset that fits this job offer. 

We are seeking a Microfabrication Engineer to help developing the neural probes for our next-generation brain-machine interface. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join our core team to help to shape the future of our company. This position will be on-site near the cleanrooms in Cambridge, MA.

As a microfabrication engineer at Axoft, you will be working in nanofabrication facilities to manufacture the smallest and softest microelectrodes in the world, to be surgically implanted into the brain. You will be responsible for processing wafers at various steps, such as lithography, thin film deposition, dry etch and wet etch, metrology, packaging and final quality control. Experience with medical devices and soft material manufacturing are strongly preferred. 

About you: 

  • You find large challenges exciting and enjoy discovering and defining problems as much as solving them. 

  • You deliver. You may enjoy thoughtful conversations about problems and perfecting designs, but in the end, you know that what matters is delivering a manufacturable solution that works every time. 

  • You are a cross-disciplinary team member. You are excited to work with and learn from software, mechanical, electrical, materials, biological engineers, and neuroscientists. You are comfortable communicating across teams. 

  • Resourceful, flexible and adaptable; no task is too big or too small. 


Key qualifications: 

  • Desire to work reliably with small and delicate processes where precision is critical. 

  • B.S in Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related fields.  

  • 2+ years of working experience in cleanroom environments.  

  • Attention to details, able to follow fabrication protocols and deliver reliable results in a timely manner, keep detailed notations for fabrication procedures.  

  • Great work ethics. Follow all standard operation protocols and safety regulations. 

  • Solid understanding of semiconductor manufacturing techniques.  

  • Excellent communication skills.  


Preferred qualifications: 

  • M.Sc in the relevant disciplines with 3+ years of working experience in a medical device manufacturing or nanofabrication environment. 

  • Experience with soft materials handling and patterning.  

  • Familiarity with advanced semiconductor and electronics packaging techniques (e.g wire-bonding, flip-chip bonding, stencil printing)  

  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). 


Your responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate and report to Senior Reseach Scientist about the general progress and strategy for devices design and fabrication. 

  • Follow a standard protocol and produce brain machine interface devices to support the development efforts of related team members.  

  • Production of engineering documentation, processes, and workflows. 

  • Maintain good organizational relationships with other departments and engineering disciplines. 

  • Be a future team leader.  

What we offer: 

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and the most talented experts from different fields.  

  • Growth potential. We rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact.  

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan; parental leave. 

  • Flexible time off + paid holidays. 


Axoft’s team members thrive is a fast-paced, dynamic environment and embrace challenges. While we aim to have a strong impact on the world, we accomplish our mission in unison with our company values of integrity, accountability, and trust. 

Axoft provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.