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Optical Technician

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, California
Start date
Sep 29, 2022
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Job Details

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 Hardware group at Eikon Therapeutics develops super resolution high throughput microscopy stations. This multi-disciplinary group of engineers is responsible for architecture, research, and manufacturing of highly complex systems for internal use. The Hardware team is seeking an Optical Assembly and Test Technician to support internal development process

About You

The selected candidate will be responsible for the assembly, alignment, and test of complex optical assemblies. That includes lasers, laser combiners, fiber optics, beam shapers, Hi-Res cameras, filters’ assemblies, illumination, and detection modules. Some of the tasks might require working in ISO7 class clean room.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform assembly, alignment, and test of complex opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Perform laser characterization by following establish procedures
  • Use measurement and test equipment
  • Perform cleaning of optical components and assemblies using approved solvents
  • Help to develop optical assembly processes with feedback to engineers


  • 2+ years’ experience in a opto-mechanical assembly and test role for optical products
  • Use of hand tools and mechanical fixturing for opto-mechanical assembly
  • Familiar working with optical components like lenses, mirrors, prisms
  • Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of basic optics technology
  • Can read and follow written and verbal English work instructions and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Perform cleaning of optical components and assemblies using approved solvents.
  • Use mechanical and/or optical measuring equipment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the fundamentals of basic optics technology
  • Able to help develop optical assembly processes with feedback to engineers
  • Experience with laser test and alignment systems
  • Experience operating optical test systems
  • Intermediate mathematical skills including use of basic math and geometry
  • Basic MS Office software skills required, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Good documentation practices
  • Team oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges
  • B.S. in optics or closely related field desired
  • Familiarity with microscopy desired
  • Familiarity with handling lasers and fiber optics desired 

Eikon 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 be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization.  You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date.  If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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3929 Point Eden Way
United States
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