Volta Labs builds automation for the genomics sequencing industry on a programmable chip (a microprocessor for biology). Genomics based applications are growing faster than Moore’s law and we’re building the tools to support and enable that scaling. Volta is propelling further adoption of sequencing technologies by building an end-to-end automation system on a programmable integrated circuit. The integrated circuit can move, mix, heat and inspect tiny water droplets containing biological samples with electricity.
We are an early stage company spun off from the MIT Media Lab and founded with genomics expert George Church. We were incubated at the MIT Engine and we just came out of Y Combinator.
You have the opportunity to join a fast growing startup at a very early stage. You will help grow our company and shape what we do. You will lead the development of the electrical systems. This will involve: collaborating with other engineers and scientists to develop the core technology, architecting and implementing the electrical system for our MVP, and identifying opportunities and potential roadblocks along the way.
– M. S. or B. S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Physics or a related field with 4+ years of relevant experience in an industry / research position. If you are exceptional, we can skip this requirement.
– Strong systems level thinking in designing complex electrical systems.
– Experience with designing mixed signal circuits, high voltage systems, power electronics.
– Experience developing systems with digital logic and embedded processors (ARM, AVR, Raspberry Pi).
– Design, layout and fabrication of printed circuit boards using Altium Designer, KiCad, Eagle or similar tool.
– Programming in one more languages C, C++, Python.
– Ability to work in a fast based start-up work environment with ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
– Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas and concepts with biologists, engineers and non-scientists.
– Excellent organization and task planning skills and capability for multi-tasking.
– Self-starter who requires minimal supervision.
NICE TO HAVE
– Strong knowledge of electromagnetism and draw toward solving physics problems.
– Experience with CAD systems such as Fusion 360, Solidworks and COMSOL (physics simulation).
– Experience in developing life sciences tools, medical instruments and laboratory hardware or similar hard technologies.
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