Temp to Perm Intern - Systems Engineer at Mission Bio
South San Francisco, CA, US

Are you curious, driven, and collaborative? Do you want to work at one of the most innovative and impactful biotech companies in the Bay Area? We were voted Method of the Year 2019 Nature Methods and #2 on the Scientist 2018 Top 10 innovations list. Our mission is to enable our customers to eliminate cancer. Mission Bio is a start-up providing the best-in-class solution for single-cell genomics, ranging from research to translational/clinical medicine. We are a small team that is growing rapidly, so this is an opportunity for a talented, driven individual to significantly impact the direction and success of an exciting young company. We are committed to diversity. If you are a collaborative, curious, hardworking professional who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive environment, we would love to meet you.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Systems Engineer Intern. This exciting and challenging role is responsible for design of electronics and software systems to improve and develop future customer facing products for mission bio. This position will generate documentation around designs and directly assist senior engineers in problem solving real world applications.

  • Follow engineering instructions, circuit schematic, drawings and diagrams
  • Build standard and flex cable assemblies per engineering instructions
  • Assemble first article / prototype instruments
  • Build test and assembly fixtures
  • Conduct engineering tests and experiments with biologic samples


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The candidate should have:

  • Senior year or graduated with a degree in bioengineering preferred
  • Have understanding of electronic lab equipment
  • Have good understanding of Python, C, or C++
  • Familiarity with biological fundamentals
  • Electronics design experience preferred
  • Effective communication skills


Be able to occasionally lift boxes up to 30pounds


Lab environment supporting other engineers in cross team projects.