Careers

Careers

Iridia is an emerging San Diego company bringing together DNA chemistry, electronics, molecular biology and nanofabrication technology to develop a revolutionary long-term data storage platform.   Exciting Right!  We are on the cutting edge of this unique field and are seeking innovative, motivated and passionate team members to join us to solve this critical world need that will revolutionize technology!  We offer an exciting and diverse team where our experiences and backgrounds make us stronger and energize us to change the technology world.  Iridia, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer competitive employee compensation package that includes:

* Competitive salary

* Stock Options

* Great healthcare benefits with employer contribution

If you have our level of passion and commitment, consider our team! To apply, email your CV/resume to careers@iridia.com.

CURRENT OPENINGS

*   Sr. Scientist, Protein Engineering
*   Sr. Data Scientist
*   Sr. Nanopore Physicist
*   Sr. Surface Chemist

Senior Scientist, Protein Engineering 

Our mission is to pioneer the use of DNA to solve big challenges in data-storage with robust, sustainable, and scalable solutions. We believe that nature has optimized DNA as the ultimate long-term, high-fidelity, high-density data storage tool. We are combining DNA polymer synthesis technology, electronic nano-switches, and semiconductor fabrication technologies to develop the world’s first integrated-chip that can write, read, and store data in a single device at an exceptionally high density. We are well-funded and guided by renowned investors, industry pioneers and scientific thought leaders to develop the first commercially viable, DNA based microchip that will change the way the world stores and retrieves data forever.

Position Summary:
Sr. Scientist, Protein Engineering will be an expert scientist in the areas of protein purification, enzymology, and bio-conjugation. You will be responsible for building scalable approaches to enzyme production, purification, labeling, and bio-conjugation in an in-vitro and microchip environment. You will be a key technical lead on our product development team.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record of developing industrial or diagnostics products using novel protein constructs. The candidate will have deep technical expertise, hands-on laboratory skills, and a product development mindset to evolve a disruptive technology into a globally successful commercial product.

How you will contribute:
• Lead all internal and external technical efforts with Protein Engineering in product development.
• Design protein engineering strategies to develop new enzymes/constructs from feasible concepts.
• Design and develop appropriate functional assays for kinetic and stability characterization of enzymes.
• Adapt and optimize existing workflows and develop new approaches to screen improved enzymes.
• Purify, label and conjugate active enzymes with high yield and purity for use in silicon based nanopore devices.
• Develop enzyme systems compatible with microchips and microfluidic environments.
• Lead design, testing and validation activities to incorporate proteins/enzymes in the overall product.
• Lead troubleshooting efforts as needed in relevant areas of expertise.
• Work with external protein engineering teams to guide development of enzymes optimized for Iridia’s application(s)
• Work seamlessly in an interdisciplinary environment encompassing molecular biology, biochemistry, protein expression, nanotechnology, and microfluidics.

What you will bring:
• Strong technical background with Ph.D. in enzymology or protein engineering
*Previous work experience in venture backed start-ups strongly preferred.
• 10+ years industry experience developing products with protein constructs on biocompatible surfaces.
• Strong background working with proteins, enzymes and biochemistry systems at the single molecule level.
• Experience with kinetics and engineering of DNA modifying enzymes for improved activity, stability and bio-conjugation to surfaces.
• Experience with molecular technologies incorporated into microchips with fluidics, sensors, and/or semiconductors is desirable.
• Proficiency/familiarity with computational modeling approaches related to protein engineering.
• Proficiency with quantitative bioanalytical techniques including colorimetric, qPCR, electrochemical and fluorescent based methods to evaluate enzyme performance.
• Ability to dive deep in solving complex technical problems in parallel under tight timelines.
• Strong analytical, DOE (design of experiments) and related statistical data analysis skills.
• Experience with GLP, design documentation and scientific record-keeping.
• Familiarity with relevant industry standards and best practices in developing high quality products.

About Iridia:
We have developed strong IP around a nanopore-based single-molecule device that enables vastly large datasets to be stored and retrieved in an integrated format. We are guided in our mission by our board chairman, Jay Flatley (Executive Chairman, illumina) and thought leaders in life sciences and data-storage. We recently came out of stealth-mode with backing from prominent institutional investors and market leading corporate partners in the data-storage industry. We are now keenly focused on developing a transformative product at the intersection of biology and technology.

If interested, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@iridia.com and reference ‘Sr. Scientist, Protein Engineering’ in subject line.

Iridia Inc., is proud to be an EEO Employer

Senior Data Scientist

Our mission is to pioneer the use of DNA to solve big challenges in data-storage with robust, sustainable, and scalable solutions. We believe that nature has optimized DNA as the ultimate long-term, high-fidelity, high-density data storage tool. We are combining DNA polymer synthesis technology, electronic nano-switches, and semiconductor fabrication technologies to develop the world’s first integrated-chip that can write, read, and store data in a single device at an exceptionally high density. We are well-funded and guided by renowned investors, industry pioneers and scientific thought leaders to develop the first commercially viable, DNA based microchip that will change the way the world stores and retrieves data forever.

Position Summary:
Sr. Data Scientist will be an expert scientist in the areas of data architecture, modeling, and machine learning. You will be responsible for developing a scalable data architecture for complex, scientific datasets and delivering analytics to drive innovation across the company. You will be a key partner to our internal technical teams and external collaborators in working with large structured and un-structured datasets to build end-to-end solutions.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record of organizing, managing, and extracting information from multiple instrumentation systems in a biotech environment. The candidate will have deep technical expertise, hands-on data management skills, and a product development mindset to evolve a disruptive technology into a globally successful commercial product.

How you will contribute:
• Design and maintain a data architecture that turns disparate experimental datasets into new insights for the company.
• Assemble and optimize data from multiple work streams and instrument systems.
• Create models, analytical tools, and visualizations that create unique insights from data.
• Apply machine learning and AI to provide solutions that improve experimental efficiency and product knowledge.
• Analyze complex datasets, drawing conclusions and hypothesis around causation and correlation.
• Work with the Product, Data and Design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
• Work seamlessly in an interdisciplinary environment encompassing biologists, chemists, engineers, and manufacturing teams.

What you will bring:
• Strong technical background with a graduate degree in Astronomy, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Informatics, Information Systems, or another quantitative field that deals with large data sets.
• Previous work experience in venture backed start-ups strongly preferred.
• 8+ years industry experience in the Data Science or Digital Health space in companies with established Data Science practices.
• Experience building and optimizing data pipelines and architecture for complex, disconnected data sets.
• Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement. • Strong analytical skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
• A successful history of manipulating, processing, and extracting value from large, disconnected datasets.
• Experience with molecular technologies incorporated into microchips with fluidics, sensors, and/or semiconductors is desirable.
• Familiarity with relevant industry standards and best practices in developing high quality products.

About Iridia:
We have developed strong IP around a nanopore-based single-molecule device that enables vastly large datasets to be stored and retrieved in an integrated format. We are guided in our mission by our board chairman, Jay Flatley (Executive Chairman, illumina) and thought leaders in life sciences and data-storage. We recently came out of stealth-mode with backing from prominent institutional investors and market leading corporate partners in the data-storage industry. We are now keenly focused on developing a transformative product at the intersection of biology and technology.

If interested, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@iridia.com and reference ‘Sr. Data Scientist’ in subject line.

Iridia Inc., is proud to be an EEO Employer

Senior Nanopore Physicist

Our mission is to pioneer the use of DNA to solve big challenges in data-storage with robust, sustainable, and scalable solutions. We believe that nature has optimized DNA as the ultimate long-term, high-fidelity, high-density data storage tool. We are combining DNA polymer synthesis technology, electronic nano-switches, and semiconductor fabrication technologies to develop the world’s first integrated-chip that can write, read, and store data in a single device at an exceptionally high density. We are well-funded and guided by renowned investors, industry pioneers and scientific thought leaders to develop the first commercially viable, DNA based microchip that will change the way the world stores and retrieves data forever.

Position Summary:
Sr. Nanopore Physicist will be a seasoned expert in the areas of biophysics and solid-state nanopores for biosensing applications. You will be responsible for engineering, characterizing, and optimizing nanopores to detect DNA translocation events in an integrated, fluidic based semiconductor device. You will be a key technical lead on our product development team.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record of developing products using nanopores and solid-state devices. The candidate will have deep technical expertise, hands-on laboratory skills, and a product development mindset to evolve a disruptive technology into a globally successful commercial product.

How you will contribute:
• Synthesize and test solid-state nanopores for optimal readout of DNA translocation events.
• Work with internal and external fabrication teams to develop microchips with embedded and robust solid-state nanopores.
• Synthesize nanopores in-house or characterize solid-state nanopores from vendors to optimize DNA or other macro-molecular translocation events.
• Develop and characterize synthetic nanopore systems’ surface properties for longevity and stability
• Analyze and interpret nanopore translocation data using signal processing and other appropriate software
• Characterize real-time nanopore function using offline or integrated sensors.
• Develop computer models for nanopore based macro-molecular sensing.
• Lead design, testing and validation activities to incorporate solid-state nanopores in the overall product.
• Lead troubleshooting efforts as needed in relevant areas of expertise.
• Work seamlessly in an interdisciplinary environment encompassing molecular biology, biochemistry, protein expression, nanotechnology, and microfluidics.

What you will bring:
• Strong technical background with Ph.D. in Physics, Biophysics, Bioengineering or a related discipline.
• Previous work experience in venture backed start-ups strongly preferred.
• Industry experience developing products integrating nanopores preferred.
• Strong track record with fabrication and characterization of nanopores for DNA and protein translocations.
• Experience with analog circuits, digital signal processing and programming for integrated devices.
• Experience with electrochemistry, surface modifications and bioconjugation approaches is desirable.
• Experience with molecular technologies incorporated into microchips with fluidics, sensors, and/or semiconductors is desirable.
• Proficiency/familiarity with building computer models for nanopores in microfluidic devices.
• Proficiency with analytical techniques needed to evaluate nanopore performance.
• Ability to dive deep in solving complex technical problems in parallel under tight timelines.
• Strong analytical, DOE (design of experiments) and related statistical data analysis skills.
• Experience with GLP, design documentation and scientific record-keeping.
• Familiarity with relevant industry standards and best practices in developing high quality products.

About Iridia:
We have developed strong IP around a nanopore-based single-molecule device that enables vastly large datasets to be stored and retrieved in an integrated format. We are guided in our mission by our board chairman, Jay Flatley (Executive Chairman, illumina) and thought leaders in life sciences and data-storage. We recently came out of stealth-mode with backing from prominent institutional investors and market leading corporate partners in the data-storage industry. We are now keenly focused on developing a transformative product at the intersection of biology and technology

If interested, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@iridia.com and reference ‘Sr. Nanopore Physicist’ in subject line.

Iridia Inc., is proud to be an EEO Employer

Senior Surface Chemist

Our mission is to pioneer the use of DNA to solve big challenges in data-storage with robust, sustainable, and scalable solutions. We believe that nature has optimized DNA as the ultimate long-term, high-fidelity, high-density data storage tool. We are combining DNA polymer synthesis technology, electronic nano-switches, and semiconductor fabrication technologies to develop the world’s first integrated-chip that can write, read, and store data in a single device at an exceptionally high density. We are well-funded and guided by renowned investors, industry pioneers and scientific thought leaders to develop the first commercially viable, DNA based microchip that will change the way the world stores and retrieves data forever.

Position Summary:
Sr. Surface Chemist, Product Development will be an expert chemist with a background in surface chemistry, material science, chemical engineering, and physics/biophysics. You will be responsible for building scalable approaches to surface modifications and bio-conjugation in a microchip environment. You will be a key technical expert on our product development team.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record of developing innovative products that incorporate biomolecules conjugated to surfaces. The candidate will have deep technical expertise, hands-on laboratory skills, and a product development mindset to evolve a disruptive technology into a globally successful commercial product.

How you will contribute:
• Develop methods to characterize the surfaces of semiconductor chips containing fluidic components.
• Develop chemistries for high precision, single molecule conjugation of biomolecules to surfaces used in semiconductor chip fabrication with submicron resolution.
• Develop methods that reduce or eliminate nonspecific interactions
• Leverage conjugation approaches to optimize functionality in relevant microfluidic environments.
• Design and iterate concepts through empirical experimentation and modeling simulations.
• Optimize and scale research level chemistries towards high-volume production.
• Lead troubleshooting efforts as needed in relevant areas of expertise.
• Work seamlessly in an interdisciplinary environment encompassing molecular biology, biochemistry, protein expression, nanotechnology, and microfluidics.

What you will bring:
• Strong technical background with Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, biophysics, or related discipline. • Previous work experience in venture backed start-ups strongly preferred.
• 8+ years industry experience in developing products with surface modifications.
• Experience with molecular technologies incorporated into chips with fluidics, sensors, and/or semiconductors is desirable.
• Demonstrated expertise in conjugation and passivation of nucleic acids and proteins
• Experience in working with single molecule grade reagents or other relevant experimental systems
• Experience with functionalization of silicon, metal, metal oxides and other surfaces for NEMS/MEMS devices through CVD, liquid deposition, or other methods.
• Expertise with analytical techniques such as TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, ToF-SIMS, FTIR, ellipsometry, contact angle goniometry and others to characterize surfaces.
• Familiarity with semiconductor fabrication processes and ability to interact with foundries.
• Ability to independently design experiments and interpret complex data sets.
• Strong analytical, DOE (design of experiments) and related statistical data analysis skills.
• Familiarity with relevant industry standards and best practices in developing high quality products.

About Iridia:
We have developed strong IP around a nanopore-based single-molecule device that enables vastly large datasets to be stored and retrieved in an integrated format. We are guided in our mission by our board chairman, Jay Flatley (Executive Chairman, illumina) and thought leaders in life sciences and data-storage. We recently came out of stealth-mode with backing from prominent institutional investors and market leading corporate partners in the data-storage industry. We are now keenly focused on developing a transformative product at the intersection of biology and technology.

If interested, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@iridia.com and reference ‘Sr. Surface Chemist’ in subject line.

Iridia Inc., is proud to be an EEO Employer