Engineering Intern

Brisbane, CA, United States
Jul 13, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences is advancing disease detection and treatment using its novel CRISPR systems that can deliver on the promise of precision medicine across diagnostics and therapeutics. Furthermore, Mammoth's CRISPR technology platform will enable new solutions in life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.


The Diagnostics team is advancing our CRISPR-based DETECTRTM platform to address unmet needs across the continuum of testing. From laboratories to the home, our mission is to democratize diagnostics with CRISPR.


Mammoth is seeking an intern pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering. You will work in a diverse, dynamic, and multifunctional team to package our novel CRISPR enzymes into a molecular diagnostics system. The candidate will assist the engineering team in building prototypes and validating assembly procedures. The position is full time until the Fall semester begins and may convert to part time once the school year starts.


    • Assist in engineering prototype builds and component fabrication
    • Validate manufacturing and assembly feasibility
    • Develop assembly instructions
    • Complete and release design documentation (including manufacturing drawings)
    • Design and modeling of mechanical systems and components including plastic, metal, and sheet metal parts





    • Undergraduate currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mechanical/System/Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent
    • Basic modeling experience with CAD (Solidworks preferred)
    • Basic knowledge of 3D printing methods
    • Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)





    • Open to learning new concepts, information, and tools at an accelerated pace
    • Ability to adjust priorities based upon changing requirements
    • Great technical and interpersonal communication





    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Company-sponsored meals and snacks
    • Wellness, caregiver and ergonomic benefits
    • 401(k) with company matching


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