Intern, Reagent Manufacturing

San Diego, California

Company Description 

Quantum-Si is pioneering a new generation of technology to create the market of Next Generation Protein Sequencing (NGPS). Similar to Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS), which gave us a blueprint of what could happen by studying our DNA, NGPS enables an unbiased view of the proteome through improved scale, resolution, and sensitivity leading to better understanding of disease and improved general health.  

We operate at the intersection of biochemistry, chemistry, hardware, molecular biology, photonics, semiconductor chips, and software with a goal to drive a digital transformation of a $44 billion dollar proteomics market. 

Join us on the journey to transform healthcare, motivated by the idea that the products you work on will change the lives of millions of people around the world. 

Job Description 

We are looking for a summer intern in our reagent manufacturing team in San Diego. This is a great opportunity for someone to gain additional lab skills in an industry setting and get hands experience around manufacturing commercial grade products.  

As part of our team, your core responsibilities will be:  

  • Formulate, fill and finish various chemicals for Quantum-Si library prep and sequencing products. 
  • Ensure proper labelling and capping of tubes in volume manufacturing setting.  
  • Learn how to operate and maintain automation machines.  
  • Record and log all batch/lot tracking for our manufactured material. 
  • Track inventory and ensure the team has appropriate stock on hand. 

Qualifications 

Baseline skills/experiences/attributes: 

  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior in college studies in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology. 
  • Practical lab skills and safety.  
  • Previous experience pipetting small volume (<10uL). 
  • Attention to detail and good record keeping/documentation experience.  
  • Able to work 20-40 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm for 2-3 months in the summer. 

You Deeply Identify with Core Quantum-Si Values: 

  • Team:  We are stronger as a unit and collectively committed to the goal and each other. 
  • Accountability:  Be accountable to the goal, the team and yourself. 
  • Passion:  We are enthusiastic and dedicated to expanding scientific understanding and its impact. 
  • Excellence:  Be aggressive and have a sense of urgency but take pride in each task taken on. 
  • Transparency:  We align as an organization and communicate success and challenge. 
  • Competitive:  We do not fear but learn from making mistakes.  We play to win! 
  • Diversity:  Each individual regardless of role makes a difference and impacts our progress. 

Additional Information 

We offer great perks:  

  • Competitive salaried compensation – we value our employees and show it  
  • Free onsite meals  
  • Beautiful office in the heart of San Diego  
  • The opportunity to build a revolutionary healthcare product and save millions of lives!  

The estimated hourly pay range for this role based in the United States of America is: $20.00 – $25.00. Compensation decisions are dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, level of the position, an individual’s skills, knowledge and abilities, location where the role is to be performed, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Additionally, all full-time employees are eligible for our discretionary bonus program and equity as part of the compensation package.  

Quantum-Si does not accept agency resumes. 

Quantum-Si is an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or Veteran status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.