Multiply Labs

Robotic production capacity for the pharma manufacturing industry

Robotics Engineer (internship) at Multiply Labs

San Francisco
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Alice Melocchi
Alice Melocchi

About the role

About Multiply Labs

At Multiply Labs, our mission is to be the gold standard technology for the manufacturing of individualized drugs. We develop advanced, cloud-controlled robotic systems to enable the industrial scale production of medicines that are tailored to the needs of each patient. Founded by two PhDs at MIT, our expertise and approach is pushing boundaries at the intersection of robotics and biopharma. Our talented, collaborative team includes mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, computer scientists, software engineers and pharmaceutical scientists. We are a Series A-funded startup based in San Francisco and backed by top-tier tech and life sciences investors, including Casdin Capital, Lux Capital, Y Combinator, and Pathfinder (Founders Fund’s early stage investment vehicle). To learn more and to view a video of our robots in action, visit us at:

Internship Overview

As a robotics engineering intern on the Multiply Labs team, you will apply your technical skills to write software code to integrate and control a variety of microprocessors, sensor devices and robotic equipment used in automated systems involved in the manufacturing of novel pharmaceutical products.

Our engineering-focused work environment provides in-house access to a wide range of robotic equipment for prototyping, experimenting and hands on testing of software code along with personalized workstations, and multiple workspaces that foster creativity and collaboration.

This position may also involve the selection, testing, and documenting the performance of electromechanical actuators, controls, sensors, and microcontrollers.

Key Technical Requirements

  • Proficiency with Python for robotic control , simulation, and data analysis.
  • Familiarity with microcontroller integration and control of complex mechanisms, machines or robotic systems.
  • Familiarity with basic DC circuits and wiring practices.
  • Experience using hand tools , and test instruments.

Teamwork Skill Requirements

You are:

  • A self-starter comfortable working in a fast paced technically challenging startup company environment.
  • Very organized, and detail oriented.
  • Able to handle multiple project and task assignments simultaneously.
  • Able to clearly express your ideas and details of their work in meetings, team presentations, white board brainstorming sessions, and in various technical documentation.

Additional Qualifications – Considered a plus

  • Familiarity with machine vision cameras , lighting, and software for barcode reading and feature detection.
  • Experience with ROS in an academic or industrial applications.
  • Experience programming with C/C++.
  • Familiarity with Ubuntu, Git, AWS tools, Docker , or packaging code.
  • Experience designing and modeling with 3D CAD software.
  • Familiarity with programming collaborative and or industrial robots in their native programming environments to perform basic automated tasks.

Why you should join Multiply Labs

Multiply Labs develops advanced robotic systems that manufacture individualized drugs at scale. Our products are are at the intersection of pharmaceutical science with robotics technology.