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West-coast based Curriculum Specialist

Overview

We are looking for a talented science educator to help spearhead growth of our core educational offerings and programs, based on the West Coast of the USA.

At miniPCR bio, our mission is to foster a scientifically literate society. We broaden the reach of DNA analysis technologies and expand possibilities in STEM education. Our tools and programs create opportunities for everyone to engage in authentic scientific discovery and hands-on experimentation.

Opportunity

We are recruiting a Curriculum Specialist who will help ignite passion for bio education and grow miniPCR bio educational initiatives in new places. As part of a collaborative team you will support and expand our current lab offerings while helping to develop innovative molecular biology curriculum from inception through supporting educators as they implement lessons. This is a unique opportunity to engage and inspire youth while working directly with miniPCR’s core curriculum team in a very entrepreneurial environment.

Skills and qualifications

Required qualifications are strong science background, experience in science education, ability to operate in an entrepreneurial setting, strong communication skills, and demonstrable project management experience.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong science background, advanced degree and experience working in a research lab environment strongly preferred.
  • Teaching and science outreach experience, ideally at the high school or K-12 level.
  • Familiarity with NGSS and Advanced Placement Biology curriculum.
  • Experience developing and implementing innovative biology curriculum.

Requirements

This is a full time role. Location is remote to our Arlington, MA headquarters. There will be some travel to engage students and teachers in public workshops, promote our initiatives at educational conferences, and organize events at Genes in Space destinations.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should email their resume and cover letter to the miniPCR co-founder Sebastian Kraves.

Electrical Engineer

  • Electrical Engineer position at miniPCR bio

    About miniPCR bio

    Our mission at miniPCR bio is to foster a scientifically literate society. We create new markets by designing top quality hardware that is easy-to-use, portable and affordable. We broaden the reach of DNA analysis and other technologies to scientists, educators and the public.

    Electrical Engineer

    You will work on all aspects and phases of product development projects as part of a small, collaborative team. You will get to work on miniPCR Bio’s expanding product portfolio including DNA amplification instruments and molecular and cellular biology systems to create products that are cost-effective, safe, reliable and intuitive. 

    Responsibilities

    • Quickly prototype concepts
    • Develop concepts from initial design to market release
    • Design circuit boards from scratch through manufacturing (preferably using Altium)
    • Create robust and reliable electrical designs
    • Write firmware from scratch. Understand and modify existing firmware
    • Investigate and evaluate existing technology
    • Improve performance and reduce cost of existing designs

    Requirements

    • B.S., M.S or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field
    • Mastery of EE design and layout of digital, analog and mixed system circuits
    • Experience with Wifi and Bluetooth communication protocols
    • Experience with embedded design and microprocessors such as Atmel ATMEGA and XMEGA
    • Firmware programming (C/C++, Arduino)
    • Experience with source code control and code documentation
    • Hardware prototyping experience
    • Experience with safety and compliance testing a plus
    • Proven ability to take a loosely defined project and deliver complete and meaningful results
    • Ability to collaborate and work well with others. Previous startup experience a plus

    Email cover letter and resume to team@minipcr.com

    The position requires either U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.