Job Location
640 Galveston Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063

At GenapSys we are working to change the world of healthcare and diagnostics.   Our team brings together an incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary set of backgrounds and skills – from electrical and mechanical engineers, to physicists, chemists, microfluidics engineers, molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, mathematicians and more.  Together we will advance scientific and medical knowledge and improve human health through cheaper, faster, and more accurate DNA sequencing technologies.

We’re looking for talented and passionate team players to join our fast-paced startup company.  The ideal candidate will be dedicated, hard-working and have a passion for building something different that can impact medical research and patient care.  If you want to help change the current paradigm of DNA sequencing send your resume and cover letter to .  Please include a short description that tells us how you stand out as an ideal contributor to the GenapSys vision and goals

Job Description


  • Design ownership of DNA sequencing instrument that includes microfluidics, pneumatics, electronics, and thermal components, including all design files and production transfer documentation
  • Design of fixtures, assembly, and test for pre-production instruments for hand off to contract manufacturers
  • Defining test procedures, control plans and process sheets to transfer to production.
  • Inspection, assembly and test of prototype parts, devices and machines.
  • Work with cross functional teams to validate and optimize instruments for assay effectiveness and reproducibility
  • Design and build next generation version of the instrument after successful handoff to production
  • Supervise system design team (4 – 6 people) and prototyping engineering laboratory


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering or relevant technical degree
  • 10+ years of  industry experience designing and building systems that integrate microfluidics, mechanics, heat transfer, and electronics.
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing and prototyping processes
  • Experience with Design for Assembly (DFA), Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) preferred
  • Experience applying tolerance and DOE methods to systems made up of dissimilar technologies like microfluidics, mechanics, and electronics.
  • Experience in the design and manufacture of instruments that have been approved as a class II or class III FDA medical device
  • Innovative, driven, results/data-oriented and methodical, with record of achievement commensurate with previous experience
  • Experience managing and coordinating complex projects (Gantt & Pert Charts)
About Our Organization

At GenapSys, we are developing a DNA-sequencing technology that will revolutionize the world of healthcare. Our system will enable fast, accurate, and ultra-low cost genetic tests in order to better understand (and ultimately treat) genetic diseases such as Cancer, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and Alzheimers, just to name a few.  GenapSys was founded by Dr. Hesaam Esfandyarpour, and incubated over 6 years (2004-2010) at Stanford University.  The company was incorporated in early 2010 and is funded by leading firms in both venture and institutional capital.  We have built an incredible team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals – join our team and be part of the adventure!

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