Automation Engineer

About Nuclera
Nuclera is a next-generation DNA synthesis company creating solutions for the synthetic biology, enzyme engineering, and pharmaceutical industries. Our enzyme-mediated DNA synthesis platform will enable the rapid and cost-effective production of highly accurate, ultra-long DNA products. We are building a benchtop synthesis instrument capable of making long-length variant DNA and genome libraries for protein, biological pathway, and ultimately genome-scale engineering.

Job description
The Automation Engineer will join the instrumentation department at Nuclera, interfacing with experts in chemistry, biochemistry and engineering to develop a new device to revolutionize and democratize the field of DNA synthesis. The position involves all facets of design, creation and troubleshooting of a complex electronic/fluidic instrument and controlling the associated components.

This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing R&D team and to gain experience in biomedical instrumentation and its control.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Designing subcomponents (valves, pumps, sensors, etc.) for manipulation of fluids
Interfacing those components to each other, controlling them via commercial and custom-made electronics and debugging the control circuits; potentially writing some or all of the control software
Working with microfluidic engineers to develop Nuclera's benchtop DNA synthesis device

Required qualifications:
A graduate degree in electronic, mechanical, instrumentation engineering or the equivalent experience
At least 2 years’ direct experience with design and control of novel instrumentation
Demonstrated ability to design, conduct and analyse practical experiments

Desirable qualifications and skills:
Liquid-handling and microfluidics background
Code-writing experience, especially in control of discrete system components
Mechatronics especially on the microscale
The ability and desire to work alongside life scientists and engineers in a team
Ability to be creative and work independently when required
Strong communication skills and a collaborative mentality
Attention to detail and good manual dexterity

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
14 June