Engineering Associate

San Carlos, CA

Our dynamic, early stage startup is currently building out its team to tackle a large unmet need in the analytical protein space. The ideal candidate will have experience in a clean room environment working with high-density array chips. In this role, you will work under the supervision of a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers and will have the opportunity to contribute to an exciting and challenging goal.

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Perform the back-end processing and characterization of Nautilus’ High-Density Protein Array chips and make recommendations to improve the process
  • Plan and develop detailed process instructions with supervisor to determine where process improvements can be implemented
  • Collect quality control images of chips and determine if they meet specification
  • Advise supervisor on process improvements related to clean room protocols and High-Density Protein Array chip production
  • Follow all safety requirements of the equipment and processes, including daily system checks
  • Complete documentation including tracking sheets, travelers and inventory sheets
  • Contribute to daily tasks related with supply and maintenance of a small clean room facility and imaging lab
  • Understand SDS data sheet, basic precautions and adequate PPE associated with job duties
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with Semiconductor or MEMS processing and characterization tools
  • At least 3 years of experience in a clean room environment and optical microscopy
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Be comfortable working with and close to chemicals and lasers and wearing clean room garments and PPE for chemical and optical safety
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of Chemical Vapor Deposition processes and equipment a plus
  • Experience with fluorescent and dark-field microscopy a plus

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Organizational Values

At Nautilus, our core values are pretty simple...

  • Be Nice. No a**holes!​
  • EVERY voice matters​
  • Tackle the big, hard thing​
  • Do the right thing – act with integrity​
  • Be kind – take care of yourself and your teammates​
  • Approach every day with grit and urgency​
  • Have fun, enjoy the voyage, make a difference, be happy!


  • 401(k)
  • New Parent Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 100% premiums covered for medical, dental and vision
  • Responsible PTO
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Team Events

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