Engineering Research Associate

San Carlos, CA

This is an opportunity to help Nautilus Biotechnology develop our single molecule fluorescent based proteomics technology. The core responsibilities for the successful candidate will be to work collaboratively with the Engineering and Assay teams to help keep the imaging systems running smoothly. The scope of the work will largely be focused on working with key stakeholders to ensure the Assay experiments are not impeded by hardware limitations. This position will have a significant maintenance component to it and possibly some troubleshooting as well. The successful candidate will need to understand basic Engineering principles and be comfortable working with and learning some basic biochemistry principles. This position will be highly dynamic and collaborative in nature, providing the successful candidate an opportunity to use and develop a diverse skill set to solve system problems and help push the technologies performance forward.

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Work collaboratively with the Engineering and Assay teams to maintain the imaging systems.
  • Installing new hardware components on the platform, replacing worn components, performing routine maintenance and repairs.
  • Basic understanding of fluidics and potential sources of contamination will be important for troubleshooting activities.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • The successful candidate should hold a GED degree at a minimum, some higher education is preferred
  • The desire to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues across Engineering and Biochemistry disciplines is a must
  • Strong communication, troubleshooting and critical thinking skills are require


Preferred Skills:
  • Previous experience working with a fluidic system is desirable
  • Experience running biochemical assays is viewed favorably

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  • 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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