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Technician, Electrical (Electro-Mechanical)

Employer
DNA Script
Location
South San Francisco, CA
Start date
Nov 19, 2022
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DNA Script

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using enzymatic DNA synthesis (EDS) technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life science and technology through the decentralization of rapid, on demand and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script's approach leverages nature's billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for customizing nucleic acid synthesis thus accelerating discovery in genetics, genomics, and synthetic biology. Discovery disciplines with profound impacts upon humanity such as biopharma, translational genetics and even molecular information storage all start with synthetic DNA. The company has recently initiated the commercialization of its first EDS powered platform, the SYNTAX system. 

To date, DNA Script has raised over $315M of financing, with leading investors such as Coatue Management, Fidelity Management and Research, Catalio Capital Management, Casdin Capital, LSP, Bpifrance Large Ventures, Danaher, Illumina Ventures, Agilent, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners, T Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford and Eurazeo. 

DNA Script also partners on technology and product development with leading organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, Moderna Therapeutics, GE Research, Illumina, the Broad Institute, Harvard University, Institut Pasteur and the French Department of Defense.

DNA Script has its research and manufacturing facilities headquartered in Paris, France, and is in the process of expanding its commercial and development teams in South San Francisco.

Opportunity and Challenges :

We are looking to assemble a team of best-in-class, innovative and passionately eager people.  We want to gather their talents and skills to achieve one goal: unlock the power of “DNA-write.” We offer the opportunity of joining a dynamic, international, and highly skilled team in a pioneering startup. Our DNA On Demand platform not only has the potential to change the way the world makes and uses synthetic DNA, but also to accelerate the rate of discovery by delivering upon the promise of same-day results.

This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company and to have a large impact on developing a technology that will have far-reaching impacts across biological sciences.

Main Responsibilities

  • Build cables harnesses from cable drawings
  • Make fluidic tubing assemblies from drawings
  • Rework PCBAs with surface and through mount components
  • Work with Electrical, Software, System/Integration, and Manufacturing Engineers to assist in troubleshooting electrical and mechanical instrument failures
  • Upgrade electrical and mechanical components on instruments as defined by Work Instructions
  • Work with Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to assemble test rigs for troubleshooting and prototyping of sub-assemblies
  • Run Test Protocols to qualify instrument performance
  • Read, understand and help provide feedback on work instructions for assembly of sub-assemblies and system
  • Maintain clean working environment by sorting and organization electrical and mechanical components in bins and racks

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum education:
    • High School/Trade School diploma and 3+ years experience or
    • Associate Degree and 1+ years experience
  • Experience working on electrical or mechanical systems
  • Experience with standard electrical equipment eg. Soldering iron, rework stations, crimp tools, multimeters
  • Experience with standard hand and power mechanical shop tools eg. Drills, torque wrenches, screwdrivers, etc
  • Experience with motors, thermal or fluidic system
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Proficiency using a computer and Microsoft Suite Software
  • Nice to have: IPC Certification

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with prototyping tools: laser cutter, 3d printer, CNC
  • Experience with Solidworks or other 3d CAD programs
  • Experience with ISO 9001 or 13485 quality management for manufacturing and development
  • Experience in the medical or biotech industry

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, Vision. Company pays 95% of premiums for employees and dependents. We have lots of plans available including HMOs, PPOs, HDHPs, etc.
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with 4% match
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Other employee-funded plans including pre-tax commuter, HSA, and FSA
  • EAP - Employee Assistance Program

Company

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using a proprietary enzymatic technology. DNA Script's approach leverages nature's billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for how nucleic acids are made and accelerate the adoption of synthetic biology across diverse disciplines such as biopharma, sustainable chemistry and data storage. DNA Script’s first product will be a DNA printer. On course to hit the shelves in 2021, this benchtop instrument will enable researchers to target and program specific areas of the genome.

To date, DNA Script has raised over $100M of financing, mostly through leading investors such Casdin, Agilent, Danaher, LSP, Bpifrance, Illumina Ventures, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners, Idinvest.

DNA Script has its research facility headquartered in Paris, France, and is in the process of expanding its commercial and development teams in South San Francisco.

We’re science-driven thinkers, makers, dreamers and do-ers. Our goal is to develop technology to accelerate advances in life sciences and health.

DNA Script is now moving to a new stage of development, i.e. commercialization. That’s why we are looking for new talents in different fields: R&D, manufacturing and supply chain, sales and marketing, industrial and IT engineering, etc.

If you are passionate about life sciences and their projects, curious, motivated, proactive and want to invest in a company with an innovative project, do not hesitate to send us your application!

Join DNA Script means :

  • Participate and bring to life a project that makes sense and will have a real impact on future generations
  • Be part of a strong scientific and technical environment: a technology that pushes the limits of what is today possible in the world of DNA synthesis. Collaborations with MIT, Harvard etc.
  • A scalable position: you will benefit from training, work on transversal projects, etc.
  • Discover different cultures because at DNA Script we come from all over the world.
  • Friday breakfast, afterworks and teambuildings frequently
  • A management with values Excellence, transparency and kindness, where the well-being is not just a promise! 

 

French office: 67 avenue de Fontainebleau, 94 270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre

US Headquarters: 650 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA

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Phone
650-457-0844
Location
650 Gateway Boulevard,
South San Francisco
CA
94080
US
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