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[Apply by 30 March 2019] Hardware Engineer for Cytera CellWorks, London

Designing systems that grow human cells means creating elegant multidisciplinary solutions that interweave mechanical, electronic, and fluidic systems. We are looking for an exceptional individual who has demonstrated an ability to design from scratch hardware solutions combining mechanical and electronic systems, while keeping in mind short-term and long-term manufacturing strategies. Someone who'd be willing to continuously learn the new knowledge needed to design hardware for non-typical use cases.

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You'll be applying your engineering knowledge and experience to solve challenges with novel early-stage solutions, while also collaborating on refining our more mature solutions before deploying to our biotech customers.

Early-stage solutions would typically consist of mechanical parts and sensors you've selected along with the basic firmware control loops to test the approach. Sometimes these solutions could require specialist materials and components used in a particular way for the first time.


Cytera is delivering cutting-edge cell culture automation systems to some of the most impactful biotech companies in the world. In the near future, our solutions will be growing cells for the best cancer cures ever created (cell therapies). Join us and help us get there! We have recently been featured in top lists from Labiotech as well as Forbes.

Cytera is backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Cruise.



Must have

- Experience designing and building hardware, from concept to full physical prototype

- Ability to design systems that combine electronic and mechanical parts with control loops

- Ability to pick suitable sensors and write basic firmware

- Experience machining and physically modifying hardware with tools

- Willingness to collaborate on and question own designs

- Willingness to put designs through user tests very early in development

- Deep expertise with at least 1 CAD package



Nice to have

- Experience designing hardware for biotech applications

- Has worked on hardware that has gone to market

- Experience designing for reliability and manufacture

- Electronics experience designing PCBs

- Experience designing biotech consumables for automated systems



- Competitive salary with stock options

- Lunch covered daily

- Collaborative team environment with very high potential to learn new skills


Please note

- Applications require a cover letter

- Applications close 30/03/2019.


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