Careers

Iridia, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value quality, innovation, continuous improvement, diversity, leadership and growth opportunities.    

We offer an employee compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Healthcare benefits

CURRENT OPENINGS:

  • Scientist I,  Molecular Biology
  • Electrical Engineer (Consultant )

Scientist I, Molecular Biology

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?!

The Iridia Research Team is looking for a scientist with experience and expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge and abilities to the development of a transformational technology.

Job Summary:

A proven self-starter that can perform independent, well-controlled research as part of a multi-disciplinary technology development team, with a focus on molecular biology and biochemistry in a microfluidic environment.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop & implement DNA amplification strategies, including non-lamp isothermal amplification.
  • Integrate molecular biology protocols into microfluidic devices.
  • Troubleshoot and test developmental workflows.
  • Conduct cutting edge research under the supervision of the Director of Molecular Technologies.
  • Maintain records and prepare presentations for providing updates.

Preferred experiential background:

  • 3+ years biotech industry experience (ideally in a start-up environment) with a background in molecular biology, biochemistry or biophysics.
  • Experience in the development and application of isothermal amplification methods.
  • Knowledge of DNA amplification strategies, polymerases, nucleic acid modifying enzymes and analytical methods for molecular characterization.
  • Expertise in microfluidics or nanotechnology is highly desirable.
  • Competence in computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities.
  • It is important that the successful candidate is self-motivated, dedicated, and enthusiastic, with the ability to effectively communicate with scientists from different disciplines.

Preferred educational background:

  • An Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with relevant post-doctoral experience.

If interested in this position, please email your resume to info@iridia.com

Electrical Engineer Consultant

Would you like to revolutionize the world of data storage? Iridia is an emerging San Diego company combining DNA biochemistry and semiconductor technology in order to develop a game-changing high-density, high durability data storage platform.

We are looking for a hands-on, highly collaborative, experienced and self-motivated electrical engineer with strong technical and leadership skills to join our team. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge and abilities to the development of a transformational technology.

Job Summary:

The electrical engineer will be a member of a collaborative team that includes multiple engineering disciplines, semiconductor fabrication & molecular biochemistry. The electrical engineer will be responsible for circuit design, testing and implementation, as well as signal processing, device communication and management of internal and external engineering activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (or M.S. with several years experience), or Ph.D. in Applied Physics.
  • System design experience that includes analog and mixed-signal circuits.
  • Experience with ADC and digital signal processing algorithms.
  • Circuit design and PCB layout and routing techniques.
  • Experience developing instrumentation systems (controls, sensors, automation, firmware, device communication, etc.).
  • Proficient in scripting, debugging, optimization tools, and unit testing.
  • Experience with software such as Matlab, Octave, and LTSpice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, communication and team skills, as well as proven ability thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  • Management or supervisory experience with leadership drive.
  • Knowledge of FPGA implementation.
  • Experience in subsystem and system level testing of hardware for design verification and for manufacturing acceptance.
  • Simulation modeling experience using COMSOL or similar software.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Energetic, goal-driven, focused and capable of efficiently managing internal engineering staff and external partners.
  • Extremely hard-working, motivated, resourceful and flexible.
  • Creative, innovative, and able to perform early prototyping independently.
  • Adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking, organizing and following through.
  • Able to work independently, but also in a multi-functional team environment to bring out the best in team mates.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

If interested in this position, please email your resume to info@iridia.com