Mytos is fully automating human cell manufacture for pharma

Senior Electronic Design Engineer at Mytos

London,United Kingdom
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3+ years
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Ali Afshar
Ali Afshar

About the role

London, White City

Competitive salary plus options

You rarely get the chance to change an industry. But that's the position in which we find ourselves. Join us, and you’ll unleash scientists, accelerate their research and help get vaccines and drugs to patients earlier. 

We’re Mytos and we’re automating cell culture, one of the most painful and important processes in biology. 

We’re a low-ego, high-urgency team of 13, backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world. Ours is a startup R&D environment that uses the latest design and product thinking to solve complex electronic engineering problems. We’re less worried about building circuits from scratch and more excited about working out which layer of our architecture is the most elegant place to solve a problem.

This is a great opportunity to work on projects that span hardware, electronics and software . When you join us, you’ll get to:

  • Tackle control challenges, work on robotics and orchestrate an array of sensors and actuators so that researchers can put down the pipette and get to the actual science.
  • Take responsibility for all electronic engineering and firmware matters within Mytos.
  • Understand our users’ problems and develop new prototype electronics, PCBs and firmware to solve them.
  • Continue to improve our devices and refine them for production. As we prepare for manufacture and testing, it will involve integrating sensors, redesigning PCBs and anything electronic or firmware related.
  • Help shape our engineering culture and processes so that we keep continually improving.
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team including software, hardware, mechanical and bioengineers making electronic and firmware design decisions integrate across our stack.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • Building great products, iteratively and incrementally is important to you. You build in failsafes, design robust MVPs and nothing would delight you more than building modularity into our electronic engineering capability.
  • You don’t consider yourself a traditional electronics engineer. While you’ve written embedded firmware in C, (real time) systems with closed loop control and solved signal-processing challenges using C++, you’re also using Python and interested in image processing.
  • You understand the importance of good testing and design so you’re familiar with GoogleTest or similar C++ testing and mocking libraries.
  • The open-source hardware movement interests you. Adafruit, SparkFun, Arduino, RaspberryPI - you enjoy non-traditional approaches to prototyping and finding ways to get things working.
  • You would be excited by working on challenges which are not always directly in your area of expertise, be that controlling a camera module using a Python SDK or rapid prototyping using a 3D printer.
  • You’ve designed circuits for power conditioning, filtration, driving lights, driving motors and integrating microcontrollers.

We’re building a team that enjoys moving fast and not killing cells, strives for continuous improvement through learning from mistakes and is passionate about work that contributes to solving real world problems. We learn together, grow together and solve hard problems together. 

We get excited about meeting potential colleagues who share our enthusiasm for unconstrained innovation and understanding our users. Our benefits include options, 32 days holiday, pension, thoughtful colleagues and a lab in the Imperial College Innovation hub in White City, where you’ll be based.

Why you should join Mytos

You rarely get the chance to change an industry. But that's position we find ourselves in.

We're developing a revolutionary new automated human cell growing system. Cells are key to every biotech and pharma company - from those developing new drugs, to those developing new cell-based medicines. And yet today they're all grown totally manually, the same as 100 years ago. With our machines, for the first time our customers can hands-off manipulate and monitor batches of cells from the cloud.

We've already signed up some of the biggest companies in the space as customers for the coming year, and in the near future, our solutions will be growing cells for cell therapies - the best cancer cures ever created. Join us and help us get there! We have recently been featured in top lists from Labiotech as well as Forbes, and we're backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Cruise.

You can learn more about what it's like to work at Mytos in this video: Link