Microscopy Technician

Eikon Therapeutics

Hayward, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences QA/QC
  • Post Date: 06/20/2021
  • Website: eikontx.com
  • Company Address: 3929 Point Eden Way, Hayward, CA 94545

About Eikon Therapeutics

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the interface of chemistry, engineering and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells. By directly measuring the effects of chemical compounds on the behavior of a wide array of individual proteins in a live cellular environment, Eikon’s landmark assays facilitate the highly sensitive identification of compounds-protein interactions that could not be identified through traditional assays, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

Job Description

Company Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the interface of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

The parallel development of custom engineering solutions commensurate with the groundbreaking nature of this discovery platform, to enable the collection, analysis, and understanding of the large, high-content datasets that these microscopes produce, is key to Eikon’s mission of discovering new life-saving drugs.

Position

As part of Eikon’s diverse team of biologists, medicinal chemists, and engineers, you will help integrate and operate custom super-resolution microscopes and automated systems that will enable the exploration and quantification of Eikon’s high-content datasets.

Who You Are

You are an adventurous, passionate, and creative Microscopy Technician eager to apply your talents to empower a new way of discovering medicines in a highly interdisciplinary biopharmaceutical environment.

You are excited about the challenges of building cutting-edge hardware from the ground up to enable novel technologies and solve real-world problems, and you will bring to these challenges enthusiasm, high energy, intellectual curiosity, and technical excellence.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform routine maintenance and quality control tests on imaging systems
  • Help with training and supporting microscope users
  • Integrate and operate our super-resolution microscopes and associated automated systems
  • Work with our engineering team as they design the next generation of single-molecule, super resolution microscopes, and help build, test, debug, and improve the designs

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years industry or academic lab experience running automated microscopy applications with biological samples
  • Experience with Nikon Elements and/or Micro-Manager imaging software is a plus
  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy, laser illumination systems, and digital imaging required
  • Basic software scripting experience a plus
  • Single-molecule imaging experience is preferred
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving is a must
  • Experience assembling precision optomechanical systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with lab measurement equipment is a plus
  • Strong communication skills, including sharing and accepting ideas with many sources
  • Proficient with good documentation practices
  • Capable of operating autonomously and disciplined enough to follow established best practices and guidelines
  • Interest in biology and drug discovery
  • Team oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges

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