Scaled Biolabs is seeking a talented Microfluidics/Automation Engineer. The engineer will have the unique opportunity to be a key visionary and architect of the hardware (instrument) and wetware (chips) used in our world-class platform, both in current and future projects. They will guide the current systems through their prototype stage into manufacturing- and market-ready embodiments. This role will facilitate Scaled Biolabs’ deployment and evolution of their Cell Therapy Discovery Engine to discover and develop transformative cell-based medicines. This is a full-time position.

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Chief Technology Officer

  •  Comfortably and independently stage and execute iterative optimization campaigns using design-of-experiments statistical techniques and Scaled’s microfluidics enabled stem cell culture optimization technology
  •  Assume stewardship of our wetware and hardware platform in current laboratory production streams, ensure production of quality data across several programs and integrate with our data pipeline
  •  Understand, improve and iterate our chip and instrument designs to fit with long term goals, produce prototypes and define manufacturing strategies
  •  Manage relationships with key vendors and develop new ones, negotiate upgrades to chip production and define new
  •  Design, execute and report on experiments and overall scientific strategy in pursuit of achievement of grant milestones, supporting the Lead Scientist.
  •  Take on flexible responsibilities if and when necessary to play a role in the company’s overarching mission of delivering best-in-class cell therapies

  • Experience with microfluidics for cell culture and analysis, diagnostics, laboratory instrumentation or similar
  • Solid research output record of publications and/or patents, or industry or startup experience
  • “Process improvement” mindset and willingness to capture metadata to improve not just the science, but our fundamental approach as well
  • Enthusiasm for diving into non-standard, cutting-edge tools and techniques
  • Initiative and make-it-happen attitude to drive tangible results in a startup environment
  • Bachelor’s degree plus several years’ experience in a research academic or industrial position OR
  • Doctorate in chemical, mechanical or biological engineering or similar stream
  • Work authorization in the United States

  •  Familiarity with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology and working with analytical tools to create quality data analyses
  •  High-throughput or high-content screening experience
  •  Scientific computing skillset (Python preferred)
  •  Industry experience

  • Full time salary
  • Competitive equity grant
  • Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Generous paid time-off policy
  • Flexible time-off-in-lieu for overtime worked
  • Opportunity to work with energized peers on engaging science and innovative R&D
  • Broad exposure to professional development across the company’s functions
  • Lively work environment amongst more than 40 early-stage biotechnology companies in a well-managed facility
  • Chance to make your mark on the company’s progress from an early stage

Location

MBC (953 Indiana St, San Francisco, CA)

Please send your CV, including three references and contact details to careers@scaledbiolabs.com.
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