Systems Integration Engineer (Biochemistry)

Seaport District, Boston, MA
Application Development /
Full-time /
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.

You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.

You will be joining as a Systems Integration Engineer in the Applications Development team and be responsible for integrating genomic applications on the Volta Labs fluidics platform and contributing to internal process improvements.

- Automate biochemical workflows on Volta Labs’ platform technologies through a manipulation and thorough understanding of droplet fluidics, liquid handling, protocol scripting, biochemistry and various peripheral systems.
- Take applications from feasibility through commercialization by prioritizing workflow robustness.
- Identify inefficiencies in existing internal features/tools/processes, and contribute towards developing solutions.
- Collaborate with engineering teams to design features/tools/processes that align with internal and external customer needs.
- Effectively communicate instrument status and performance on behalf of the Application Development team.
- Shepherd stakeholders external to the Application Development team when collaboration is required.
- Collaborate with engineering teams to design features/tools/processes that align with internal and external customer needs.
- Act as a liaison between the Application Development team and other Volta teams requiring platform specific knowledge.

- Masters/Ph.D. in a technical program such as engineering, chemistry, physics, or biology.
- 1-3+ years of experience with hands-on experimentation of hardware/ instrumentation, preferably in life sciences
- Experience with experimental plans for characterization, optimization, and root cause analysis of integrated electromechanical and microfluidic / nanofluidic systems
- Strong experimental laboratory skills, demonstrated by work experience.
- Ability to read, understand and synthesize biological and chemical protocol.
- Experience scripting in python/Javascript for automation or data analysis purposes. 
- Excel at bringing structure to unstructured problems: proven ability to research information, solve challenging problems, and coordinate projects under tight timing constraints
- Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment with rapidly changing priorities: pro-active team player who thinks ahead, plans, and suggests solutions
- You are a continuous learner who embraces a growth mindset
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to synthesize technical information to be able to share internally across disciplines
- You have a successful track record working with cross-functional development teams.
- Familiarity with NGS and its common applications

This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.

Our Benefits and Perks:

Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA, FSA, and Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!