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Applications Engineering Intern
Posted on 5/17/2022
Oakland, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Opportunities available for 3rd or 4th year Undergraduates, or Master's/PhD Candidates in Biology, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, or other multidisciplinary engineering fields with exposure to biological applications
  • Completed coursework in molecular and cell biology, chemistry, computer programming, and engineering topics
  • Basic data analysis skills and understanding of statistics
  • Ability to convey information clearly and succinctly
  • Intellectually curious and passionate about developing new technology
  • Preference for hands-on work, with an interest in executing experiments in the lab and on our novel systems
  • Ability to thrive in an inter-disciplinary development team
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly discuss ideas with scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds
  • Partner with scientists and engineers to design, build, validate, and analyze biological workflows on Berkeley Lights' OptoFluidic platform
  • Support the Applications Engineering team in daily operations and hands-on testing of new workflows
  • Own a dedicated project/development activity with direct impact on current and/or future projects. Projects may include invention/optimization of new automated processes, failure/root cause analysis, and creation/validation of new analytical methods
  • Analyze, summarize, and present findings to audiences of various technical backgrounds
  • Engage in and contribute to technical discussions
Desired Qualifications
  • 0 -3 years of experience working in a biology or engineering laboratory. Exposure to cell-culture, cell-based assays, automation, or microscopy platforms is a plus
  • Experience in scripting languages (Python, MATLAB, or Java) and/or laboratory automation is a plus
Berkeley Lights

201-500 employees

Cell-based therapy
Company Overview
Berkeley Lights' mission is to accelerate the use of cell-based products by providing researchers access to the Berkeley Lights Platform to find the best cells in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. The company is building a bio-focused research platform.
  • Generous benefits package
  • Catered lunch every day!
  • Breakfast and snack foods
  • Workout classes with professional trainer
  • Sit/stand desks
  • Company social events
  • Referral bonus program
  • Paid parking
  • Free Shuttles from Bart and Walking Distance from Amtrak
Company Core Values
  • Drive
  • Intelligence
  • Humility
  • A strong desire to make a big difference in the world