The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub San Francisco (CZ Biohub SF) (https://www.czbiohub.org/sf/) is an independent nonprofit research institute that brings together three powerhouse universities - Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco - into a single collaborative technology and discovery engine. CZ Biohub SF itself supports some of the brightest, boldest engineers, data scientists, and biomedical researchers to investigate the fundamental mechanisms underlying disease and develop new technologies that will lead to actionable diagnostics and effective therapies. We are guided by our values of scholarly excellence; disruptive innovation; hands-on engineering/hacking/building; partnership and collaboration; open communication and respect; inclusiveness; and opportunity for all.

Our Vision

  • We pursue large scientific challenges that cannot be pursued in conventional environments
  • We enable individual investigators to pursue their riskiest and most innovative ideas
  • The technologies developed at CZ Biohub San Francisco facilitate research by scientists and clinicians at our home institutions and beyond

Diversity of thought, ideas, and perspectives are at the heart of CZ Biohub Network and enable disruptive innovation and scholarly excellence. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive organization where all colleagues feel inspired and know their work makes an important contribution.

The Opportunity

As a member of the Bioengineering Platform, the successful Associate R&D Engineer will apply their engineering training and creative mindset to design, build, assemble, and test novel instrumentation for biological research and human health applications.

As a member of the bioengineering team, they will work on projects such as:

  • A portable, AI-powered imaging cytometer to diagnose malaria and other bloodborne diseases
  • Building laboratory automation tools to support projects such as OpenCell
  • Supporting Rapid Response applications requiring portable instrumentation for remote, low-resource settings

You will

  • Help design, build, test, and collect data from custom scientific instruments
  • Develop software for instrument control and data analysis
  • Develop, train, test, and deploy machine learning models for disease recognition and other biomedical applications
  • Perform optical microscopy and other technical laboratory experiments
  • Perform basic preparation and handling of biological specimens in the wet lab (can be learned on the job)
  • Adapt to rapidly-evolving hardware, software, and experimental protocols
  • Document all work and experimental results with diligence and accuracy
  • Take part in writing scientific publications and patent applications
  • Provide critical feedback to improve designs
  • Adhere to all safety rules, procedures, and protocols

You have

Essential –

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent technical work experience
  • Minimum one year of hands-on hardware project experience. Must be able to provide detailed accounts of previous hands-on experience building and/or working with hardware devices.
  • Basic machine shop experience (drilling, milling, lathing, etc.)
  • Proficiency in CAD (ex. OnShape, Solidworks)
  • Familiarity with electronics and PCB design
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Experience developing and deploying machine learning models
  • Highly collaborative, team-oriented, and an effective communicator
  • Willing to learn new methods, protocols, technologies, and software as needed to fulfill our goals

Nice to have -

  • Expertise in other programming languages (C++, Java, Matlab)
  • Basic proficiency in the wet lab is desired, but can also be learned on the job
  • Soldering, PCB assembly, and electronics test and measurement skills (oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc)
  • Knowledge of optics/microscopy

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub requires all employees, contractors, and interns, regardless of work location or type of role, to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster vaccine dose, if eligible, by their start date. Those who are unable to get vaccinated or obtain a booster dose because of a disability, or who choose not to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance must have an approved exception prior to their start date.

Compensation

  • $80,000 - $95,000

What We Provide

  • Resources to disrupt and innovate at the frontiers of our knowledge of biology and disease
  • A collegial and collaborative environment consisting of diverse expertise
  • Existing collaborations within CZ Biohub: Technology Platforms (Bioengineering, Computational Microscopy, Data Science, Genomic Sequencing, Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics), and Research Group Leaders
  • Access to collaborators, resources and facilities at our three partner universities (Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC San Francisco) and at partner organizations in the Bay Area and beyond
  • Competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience

Benefits

We offer a robust benefits program that enables the important work Biohubbers do everyday. Our benefits include healthcare coverage, life and disability insurance, commuter subsidies, family planning services with fertility care, childcare stipend, 401(k) match, flexible time off and a generous parental leave policy. In addition, we honor our commitment to career development and our value of scholarly excellence through regular onsite opportunities to learn from the world's leading scientists.

The CZ Biohub Network is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity of thought, ideas and perspectives. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive organization where all Biohubbers feel inspired and know their work makes an important contribution. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. The CZ Biohub Network does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. The CZ Biohub Network will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with the CZ Biohub Network.

 

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