Systems Integration Engineer (Multiple Openings)

Brisbane, CA
Sep 03, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Mammoth is looking for a Systems Engineering and Integration professional. These positions are critical to Mammoth’s charter of using innovative CRISPR enzymes in diagnostic products. The Systems Engineering and Integration team will be the technical hub for integrating the chemistries, mechanics, electronics and control systems to commercially launch the future of molecular diagnostics.

  • Work on a team of scientists and engineers from diverse fields to support Mammoth’s diagnostics product portfolio from concept through, verification and validation, design transfer and commercialization
  • Work with design engineering, manufacturing engineering, and assay scientists to define the requirements for Mammoth’s products
  • Execute the risk management process for each Mammoth diagnostic product
  • Assist and facilitate effective and efficient design of reagents and devices that will meet the defined requirements
  • Execute a successful integration of the assay reagents with the device’s components
  • Conduct frequent and early confidence building testing to provide early feedback to the design engineers and assay scientists that design paths are valid. Effectively use this data to influence corrections in the design process when data indicates it is necessary.
  • Execute the verification for each diagnostic product
  • Be a key resource that supports the validation of the diagnostic products
  • Participate in the design transfer to manufacturing by supporting manufacturing engineering in assembly work instruction development, test method development and manufacturing validation activities
  • The Systems Team will be a primary technical interface for the customer support teams as they learn about the diagnostic products
  • Be a champion for integrating and applying a useful and value added QMS and work with the QA teams to improve the QMS when necessary
  • Write plans, protocols and reports that are compliant with 21 CFR 820 and ISO 13485

  • BS in engineering, bioengineering, physics, chemistry or biological science
  • 6 months working on products related to the life science, medical device or IVD industry, including internship experience
  • Basic molecular biology wet lab experience -- sample extraction, DNA manipulation, PCR, qPCR, nucleic acid purification or sample extraction, CRISPR.  
  • Experience using scientific method and ability to design and carry out experiments, including statistical analysis and setting N replicates appropriately
  • Experience with pipetting and its interaction/temperature, mixing of solutions, machines for automated pipetting

  • MS or PhD in a relevant field of engineering, biological science, bioengineering, physics, or chemistry
  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting IVD assays on one of the typical application scales: point of care/point of need, small lab or high throughput/core lab
  • Systems work requires a broad background in engineering and life sciences -- so we prefer candidates with a basic understanding of a wide range of disciplines: clinical, biochemical, molecular biology, thermal, mechanical, material, readout/detection
  • Participation in the development of at least one regulated IVD or medical device product that has successfully completed a majority of the product development phases of Concept and Feasibility,  Design, Verification, Validation, Design Transfer, Product Launch, Product Support
  • Familiarity with a quality management system that supports medical device products and certifications -- 21 CFR 820 or CE mark
  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a team
  • Familiarity with molecular diagnostics assays and lab practices
  • Understanding of the steps involved in a molecular IVD assay -- sample acquisition, sample prep, amplification, readout

  • 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

Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of life to power the next generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and engineering of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. Mammoth aims to develop permanent genetic cures through best-in-class in vivo and ex vivo therapies and to democratize disease detection with on-demand diagnostics. Mammoth can provide enhanced diagnostics and genome editing for 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 Laureate Jennifer Doudna and Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Redmile Group, Foresite Capital, Senator Investment Group, Sixth Street, Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, along with leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, and Jeff Huber.

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

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