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Senior Engineer, Microscopy

Company: Eikon Therapeutics
Location: Hayward
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job 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.Position As part of Eikon's diverse team of biologists, medicinal chemists, and engineers, you will help integrate and operate custom super-resolution microscopes and automated systems that will enable the exploration and quantification of Eikon's high-content datasets. About You You are an adventurous, passionate, and creative Microscopist 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 building 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 Do

  • Help with training and supporting microscope users
  • Integrate and operate our super-resolution microscopes and associated automated systems
  • Work with our engineering team as they design the next generation of single-molecule, super resolution microscopes, and help build, test, debug, and improve the designsQualifications
    • A Master's degree or higher in a STEM discipline, or equivalent experience
    • 8+ years industry or academic lab experience running automated microscopy applications with biological samples
    • Experience with Micro-Manager use, programing and device development
    • Experience with Nikon Elements is a plus
    • Experience with fluorescence microscopy, laser illumination systems, and digital imaging required
    • Basic software scripting experience a plus
    • Single-molecule imaging experience is preferred
    • Hands-on approach to problem solving is a must
    • Experience assembling precision optomechanical systems is a plus
    • Familiarity with lab measurement equipment is a plus
    • Strong communication skills, including sharing and accepting ideas with many sources
    • Proficient with good documentation practices
    • Capable of operating autonomously and disciplined enough to follow established best practices and guidelines
    • Interest in biology and drug discovery
    • Team oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challengesEikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.In accordance with the Company's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to have received both an FDA-approved primary vaccine series and at least one booster vaccine against COVID-19 as of their start date. If you are unable to meet this requirement due to a disability or serious medical condition, or due to a sincerely held religious belief, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation

Keywords: Eikon Therapeutics, Hayward , Senior Engineer, Microscopy, Engineering , Hayward, California

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