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Mechanical Engineer - Science

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Job Title
Mechanical Engineer
Job Location
Alameda, California, United States
Job Description

Science is developing technologies for a range of serious unmet medical needs. We are unafraid to take difficult technical risks, secure in the knowledge that with a clear understanding of what we are doing and with support from powerful modern tools, more progress is possible than might be immediately obvious. Regardless of role or team, the two most important factors we look for in a candidate are evidence of exceptional ability and the addition of positive energy to the group. As a small, early stage team in a largely unstructured environment, the ability to independently orient yourself to the problems that need to be solved and then follow through is essential.

We are looking for a hands-on Mechanical Engineer to contribute to the development of our devices and systems. The work includes designing and fabricating devices, robotic systems, tools and fixtures. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented self-starter who thinks outside the box, is comfortable with open-ended problems, and is able to pivot quickly. Work at Science is highly collaborative, cross functional, and encompasses the range from micro (we work in microns) to macro (some machines weigh hundreds of pounds). 

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Design and build innovative automated fluidic systems, surgical tools, and biosensors
  • Seamlessly shift gears and take your designs to the lab or operating room for hands-on testing
  • Refine and iterate in a fast-paced, collaborative environment toward a final product

Key qualifications:

  • 2 to 6 years of professional experience in a mechanical design role 
  • Experience designing fluidic systems or components
  • Proficiency in CAD software (Solidworks preferred) and PDM
  • Strong understanding of fundamental mechanical principles, materials, design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Comfortable with basic machine shop and rapid prototyping tools 
  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field

Preferred qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have some subset of the following skills/experiences. We don’t expect you to have them all and encourage you to apply if you are eager to learn and passionate about building life-changing technologies. 

  • Experience with early start-ups and/or the medical device industry; Class III device experience is a plus
  • Experience developing optical sensors or biosensors
  • Experience with mechatronics
  • Experience with simulation (thermal, fluids, mechanical)
  • Familiarity with biomaterials, ISO 10993, and/or surgical techniques and procedures 
  • Experience designing and validating injection molded parts
  • Experience with design controls and risk management tools
  • Interesting side projects

Salary/Pay Range:

Science is required under California law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role.  We determine your level based on your interview performance and make an offer based on the indicated salary band. The base salary range for this full-time position is $110,000 – $160,000 annually + equity + benefits. Within the range, individual pay is determined by several factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of the offer is not included in these numbers.

Benefits: 

At Science, our benefits are in place to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible vacation and company-paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Science
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)

Science Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Science will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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Science Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Science Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

Science Founded Year

2021

Science Total Amount Raised

$25,999,998

Science Funding Rounds

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  • Series Unknown

    $25,999,998 USD

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