Science is hiring a

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Alameda, United States

Science is an early stage company 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, very 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 hands-on Mechanical Engineers to support development of our device and other projects. You must be motivated, curious, and consider unconventional solutions.  Work is highly collaborative and cross functional. Work includes designing and fabricating device encapsulation, robotic systems, tools and fixtures for biological, optical and microfabrication teams. At this early stage, speed is of utmost importance, so you must be able to pivot, and approach challenges from multiple directions simultaneously. You must be able to move quickly without losing important details, and understand when to modulate for high precision tasks. Design and fabrication work will encompass the range from micro (we work in microns)  to macro (some machines weigh hundreds of pounds) depending on the challenge. All challenges are highly collaborative.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Design and build micro component based implantable systems
  • Design and build automated biological testing equipment and platforms
  • Design and build custom surgical or medical equipment
  • Helping to modify or build new fabrication tools

Key qualifications:

  • 5+ years of precision mechanical design experience
  • Strong fundamental understanding of mechanical principles
  • Strong shop skills- we make parts; we try not to outsource
  • Mechanical simulation and calculation experience (ie FEA)
  • Rapid prototyping experience
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred qualifications: (choose 2)

  • Class III device experience
  • CNC
  • Microfabrication exposure
  • Fluidics and or microfluidics
  • Machine / Equipment design
  • Microcontrollers & basic board layout
  • Robotic actuators
  • Simulation (stress/strain, thermal, and or flow)
  • Experience working with surgical or biological requirements
  • Polymer processing techniques
  • Interesting side projects

Salary/Pay Range:

For individuals hired to work in California, Science is required by 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 geo-located salary bands. The base salary range for this full-time position is $140,000-$180,000 annually + equity + benefits. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional 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.


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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