Single Cell Applications Engineer

Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Job Location
Emeryville, CA 94608
Job Description

Berkeley Lights, Inc. is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Single Cell Applications Engineer to join a diverse, interdisciplinary R&D team in California. We are a passionate group of Engineers and Biologists enabling cures for cancer.
As a key member of the R&D team, you will operate, evaluate, and design workflows on a rapidly evolving technology platform engaged in single cell assay, single cell culture, genomic evaluation, and therapeutics.   This new role requires an engineer and instrument developer/operator who has exposure to advanced lab automation equipment with an emphasis on microscopy and microfluidics.  The ideal candidate is a creative and productive Engineer who will take ownership for achieving results in early stage technology development programs. This highly visible position includes customer interactions and has direct ties to top management.  In addition, this position has the opportunity to help found remote facilities during a nationwide expansion.


Required skills and experience:
• M.S. or Ph.D. with 2+ years of experience in Mechanical Engineering/ Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics or other multidisciplinary engineering fields with exposure to biological applications.
• Ability to independently support and troubleshoot complex electromechanical, optical, and micro/ nanofluidic instrumentation/hardware, robotics in early stages of development using structured engineering approaches.
• Programming/ coding skills (Python, Java, MATLAB).
• Ability to thrive in early stage technology development with demanding schedules and deliverables.
• Proficient data analysis skills; experience with data-mining software (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire) is desired.
• Familiarity with cell/tissue culture, cell-based assays, and microscopy platforms; experience in modern molecular and cell biology techniques desired.
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas, problems, and solutions.
• Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment of scientists and engineers.

About Our Organization

At Berkeley Lights, Inc., we are bringing to market a proprietary micro-bio-chip system destined to revolutionize biopharma, diagnostics and biomedical research.  We are an early stage start-up with dedicated individuals spanning the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Micro-Fluidics, Genomics, Physics, Engineering, and Business. Our scientists develop unprecedented capabilities and revolutionize the biological sciences. Our engineers are unconstrained by traditional disciplines and apply engineering excellence to enable breakthrough scientific discovery. Together we are a Team that disrupts the way biology is understood, measured, applied and commercialized.

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