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Systems Integration Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Cambridge, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical program such as engineering, chemistry, physics, or biology
  • 1+ years of experience with hands-on experimentation of hardware/ instrumentation, preferably in life sciences
  • Experience with experimental plans for characterization, optimization, and root cause analysis of integrated electromechanical and microfluidic / nanofluidic systems
  • Strong experimental laboratory skills, demonstrated by work experience
  • Ability to read, understand and synthesize biological and chemical protocol
  • Experience scripting in python/Javascript for automation or data analysis purposes
  • Excel at bringing structure to unstructured problems: proven ability to research information, solve challenging problems, and coordinate projects under tight timing constraints
  • Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment with rapidly changing priorities: pro-active team player who thinks ahead, plans, and suggests solutions
  • You are a continuous learner who embraces a growth mindset
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to synthesize technical information to be able to share internally across disciplines
  • Take an existing biochemical workflow (reactions in tubes) and translate them to protocols implementable in droplets and magnetic beads
  • Implement DNA sequencing assays on Volta's digital fluidic platform by fine tuning things like volumes of liquid droplets and puddles, configuring mixing / splitting, controlled heating and cooling of tiny droplets
  • Play with software controlled droplets and solve problems at the intersection of interfacial mechanics, biochemistry, software and biology
  • You will also be creating novel droplet and fluid manipulation techniques to enable new biological assays
  • You will have the chance to collaborate with mechanical, electrical and software teams to design features and tools to streamline the assay development process
  • If you are not a biologist this is your chance to learn biology and if you have a strong biology background the opportunity will train you to become a strong systems level thinker
Desired Qualifications
  • You have a successful track record working with cross-functional development teams
  • Experience with writing SOPs verification and validation test planning with an understanding of boundary conditions on the assays
Volta Labs

11-50 employees

Sequencing technology agnostic platform
Company mission
Volta Labs was spun out of MIT in 2018 with the simple mission of building biological automation from the ground up.