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Sr. Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Company: Eikon Therapeutics
Location: Hayward
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description-- -Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon's discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.The parallel development of custom software solutions commensurate with the groundbreaking nature of this discovery platform, to enable the collection, analysis, and understanding of the large, high-content datasets that these microscopes produce, is key to Eikon's mission of discovering new life-saving drugs.PositionAs part of Eikon's diverse team of biologists, medicinal chemists, optical and automation engineers, and software engineers, you will design and deploy custom super-resolution microscopes and automated systems that will enable the exploration and quantification of Eikon's high-content datasets.About YouYou are an adventurous, passionate, and creative Opto-Mechanical Engineer eager to apply your talents to empower a new way of discovering medicines in a highly interdisciplinary biopharmaceutical environment. You are excited about the challenges of developing cutting-edge hardware from the ground up to enable novel technologies and solve real-world problems, and you will bring to these challenges enthusiasm, high energy, intellectual curiosity, and technical excellence.What You'll DoAs-- - an Opto-Mechanical Engineer at Eikon, the candidate will fill a critical role for advancing the technology that enables Eikon scientific achievements.The primary aspects of the job are:Build, test, and implement the opto-mechanics of super-resolution microscopes, as well as, various engineering aspects of the automated systemResponsible for working with the engineering team to gather requirements, define specifications, develop and prove-out concepts, execute designs, select suppliers, and troubleshoot issuesCreate work instructions, test plans, and reportsAdditionally, this role will require providing manufacturing support to deliver systems to other internal groups and contribute to efforts to improve reliability, manufacturability, and serviceability of current and future designsQualificationsB.S. or more advanced degree in mechanical engineering or related field. M.S. preferred.5+ years industry experienceExperience with opto-mechanical design requiredFamiliarity with fundamentals of optical system design, specification, and testing strongly desiredExperience selecting and working with external suppliers for design, development, and production of complex assemblies with challenging testing requirements strongly desiredExperience with motion control is strongly desiredAdvanced understanding of the production of complex instrumentation strongly desiredBroad instrumentation experience, including optics, thermals, vibration, fluidics, robotics, automation, or packaging are a plusStrong communication skills, including sharing and accepting ideas with many sources requiredProficient in good documentation practices, with experience following product development processesCapable of operating autonomously and disciplined enough to follow established best practices and guidelines requiredProficiency in SOLIDWORKS or equivalent 3D modeling experience requiredStrong understanding of mechanical tolerance analysis for precision assemblies requiredDrafting experience and strong command of dimensioning/tolerancing per ASME Y14.5-2009 requiredMachine shop experience strongly preferredBasic software scripting experience a plusInterest in biology and drug discovery a plusTeam oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges requiredEikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

Keywords: Eikon Therapeutics, Hayward , Sr. Opto-Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Hayward, California

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