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.  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

* 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.

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 CV and cover letter to careers@iridia.com and reference Scientist I in subject line.

Laboratory Assistant, 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 laboratory assistant 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 who is motivated to learn and perform molecular and biochemical experiments.
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary technology development team, focused upon molecular biology and biochemistry in a microfluidic environment.
  • The ideal candidate will work 12-15 hours/week when classes are in session, 30-40 hours/week during summer and Holiday breaks.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Run and purify oligonucleotides by gel electrophoresis and subsequent extraction and quantitation of the results by Nanodrop.
  • Run, stain and image proteins on polyacrylamide gels.
  • Assist in keeping the lab well-stocked with reagents and buffers.
  • Contribute to cutting edge research within the Molecular Technologies group.

Preferred experiential background:

  • This position is open to undergraduate juniors or seniors with appropriate coursework.
  • Prior internship or industry experience is a highly desirable.
  • Completion of biotech bootcamp is a plus.
  • Competence in computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • 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:

  • A current undergraduate student in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field.

If interested, please email your CV and cover letter to careers@iridia.com and reference Laboratory Assistant, Molecular Biology in the subject line.

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 CV and cover letter to careers@iridia.com and reference Electrical Engineer in subject line.

Associate Scientist – Engineer

Iridia is an emerging San Diego company bringing together DNA chemistry, synthetic and molecular biology and nanofabrication technology towards developing a revolutionary long-term data storage platform.  Exciting, right?!

The Iridia Research Team is looking for a research associate 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:
The candidate will be a member of a collaborative team that encompasses multiple engineering disciplines, semiconductor fabrication & molecular biochemistry. The successful candidate will work alongside this team to develop, build and troubleshoot a variety of devices and experiments.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conduct cutting edge experiments
  • Perform and analyze experiments involving semiconductor devices, fluidics, electronics, biochemistry & surface chemistry
  • Contribute to root-cause analysis and use creative approaches to troubleshoot issues
  • Present updates, write reports, lead and/or participate in technical meetings, and present results to management

Position Requirements:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, Nanoengineering or a related field
  • Hands-on experience in your field of study. Wet lab experience a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of project management
  • Experience with statistical and data analysis programs (JMP, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel) and some proficiency in a programming language (Python, R, C#, Java, LabView, Matlab)
  • A strong desire to solve problems and learn new skills

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Energetic, goal-driven and focused.
  • Extremely hard-working, motivated, resourceful and flexible.
  • Adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking, organizing and following through.
  • Able to work in a multifunctional team environment.

Iridia, Inc. is proud to be an EEO Employer & offers competitive healthcare benefits.