CareersJoin the Depixus® team

Depixus® is operating in one of the most dynamic and exciting areas of bioscience today. We are seeking highly talented individuals to join our teams based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK.

Technical excellence is very important but you will also need to be innovative, enterprising, and enjoy working within a close-knit team. The development of our technology requires scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines.

We accept resumes at all times; if you think you could help us then we would love to hear from you! For more information please contact: jobs@depixus.com. Positions that are currently open are listed below.

Current Vacancies in Paris (FR)

Current Vacancies in Cambridge (UK)

Depixus is a young and fast-growing biotechnology company based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK. Our aim is to commercialize a highly innovative technology platform for the fast, accurate, and inexpensive extraction of genetic and epigenetic information from single molecules of DNA and RNA. Originally developed in the Physics Department of École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, the potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels. You can read more about Depixus on our website (www.depixus.com).

Depixus currently has an open position for a full-time Senior Analog IC Design Engineer to work on various projects related to the development of our technology platform. This is a rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and as part of a dynamic early-stage company.

 

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast paced R&D environment to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work with biologists, engineers, physicists and software engineers, both within Depixus and as part of collaborations with academic and OEM partners. They will play an important role in the commercialization of our innovative new technology platform for the identification, sequencing, and epigenetic analysis of DNA and RNA. The successful candidate will be part of Depixus’ engineering team and will be based primarily in Harston, Cambridgeshire, UK. They will be working on several electronic and integrated circuit design challenges in our current and future instrument platforms. They will:

  • Be a key contributor to the design, verification, layout and testing of advanced mixed-signal integrated circuits used in genetic analysis instrumentation. The circuits to be implemented will include: advanced ADC’s (high speed and/or high resolution), low noise voltage references, low noise and low power amplifiers, CT and DT filters, highly accurate CMOS temperature sensors and control systems.
  • Work with other members in the engineering team on the integration of the chip into the whole instrument system. This will require interfacing to the modules of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), system control boards, cartridges and microfluidics.
  • Engage in the entire IC development work flow, from the requirement specification gathering, through to chip tape-out and testing. Within this process, they will be involved in design planning, concept generation, specification definition as well as detailed cell-level design.
  • Engage in development and commercialisation of the instrument towards volume production under relevant regulatory safety standards and directories. Therefore, familiarity with CE marking, FDA approval process and QMS in medical device is beneficial.

More generally, the successful candidate will contribute to the overall development of the company’s technology platform. This will include the development and test of various electronic modules in the control system within the instrument platform. Close engagement with external partners will be important. Similarly, close collaboration with other Depixus teams will also be critical to ensure that any developed electronic circuits, at the levels of ICs and PCBs, are compatible with other requirements of the technology (e.g. microchip fabrication, biological sample preparation, surface chemistries, software, cartridge and instrument design).

Overall, this role would suit candidates that have a solid background in the electronics and integrated circuit design for system-on-chip (SoC) with ultra-high-density array in biomedical contexts.   Previous experience in the development of SoCs for genetic analysis or other biotech applications would be of great value.

 

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Qualities

  • Masters-level degree in the field of physics, electronic engineering or integrated circuit design
  • Highly experienced in the design of high-performance ADC’s, including both high-order oversampling and fast Nyquist-rate architecture, which should be demonstrable through fully verified silicon
  • Experienced in the design of low-noise amplifiers
  • Experienced in the design of precise front-end readouts with ultra-low power consumption in advanced mixed-signal processing nodes
  • Experienced in the design of discrete-time filters using Matlab, carried through to the silicon level using switched-capacitor architectures.
  • Experienced in gathering requirements from stakeholders and creating IC/macro architectures and specifications
  • Experienced at writing specifications for digital cells (implementation in HDL is not a necessary skill)
  • Fully competent in the use of IC design tools such as Cadence (Spectre, AMS, Ocean, Assura, etc) and Tanner.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality solutions to difficult challenges
  • Demonstrated willingness to take ownership of individual and team tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Both a team-player and able to work autonomously
  • Highly motivated and results-driven

 

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in RF/high-speed IC design
  • Proven track record in delivering entire ICs (rather than macros) with at least some designs in volume production
  • Good understanding of design techniques in deep submicron CMOS processes (0.18 um and below)
  • Experience in the development of test programs
  • Good understanding of EDA tool installation and maintenance and capable in doing some Linux system administration work
  • Commercial awareness in management issues/decision-making
  • General familiarity with life sciences is advantageous but not required

 

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the development of Depixus’ innovative SIMDEQ instrument platform for combined genetic and epigenetic analysis.
  • Specifically:
    • Lead a range of chip design projects
    • Engage in the system integration development of the chip, its cartridge, and associated readout instrument
  • Contribution to internal and external, informal and formal design reviews
  • Participation in group meetings, and presentation of work to group members

 

Location

  • The job will be based primarily in Depixus’ offices/labs in Harston, Cambridge, U.K. but will also involve frequent travel to the company’s offices/labs in Paris,

 

Application procedure

  • Please send a current C.V. and cover letter via email to Depixus’ Chief Technology Officer, Chas Andre, at: andre@depixus.com

Depixus is a young and dynamic biotechnology company based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK. Our aim is to commercialize a highly innovative technology platform for the fast, accurate, and inexpensive extraction of genetic and epigenetic information from single molecules of DNA and RNA. Originally developed in the Physics Department of École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, the potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels. You can read more about Depixus on our website (www.depixus.com).

Depixus currently has an open position for a full-time Hardware Design Engineer to work on various projects related to the development of our technology platform. This is a rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and as part of a dynamic early-stage company.

 

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast paced R&D environment to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work with biologists, engineers, physicists and software engineers, both within Depixus and as part of collaborations with academic and OEM partners. They will play an important role in the commercialization of our innovative new technology platform for the identification, sequencing, and epigenetic analysis of DNA and RNA.

The successful candidate will be part of Depixus’ engineering team and will be based primarily in Harston, Cambridgeshire, UK. They will:

  • Work on several system engineering, electronics and ASIC design challenges in our current and future instrument platforms.
  • Lead all aspects of the design and verification of Depixus’ electronic hardware platform. This will include the levels from ASICs with multi-million transistors, to the system engineering with FPGAs running at its core through the PCIe interface.
  • Be a key contributor to the verification testing of Depixus’ advanced mixed-signal integrated circuits used for genetic analysis, including block-level and chip-level functional test plan development, test bench definition and simulation.
  • Assume responsibility for improving the design procedures/process flows that are associated with the hardware development.
  • Leverage their system-level integration experience, working with other members in the engineering team to deliver a high-performance solution.
  • Engage in development and commercialisation of instruments for volume production under relevant regulatory safety standards and directories. Therefore, familiarity with CE marking, FDA approval process and QMS in medical device is beneficial.

More generally, the successful candidate will contribute to the overall development of the company’s technology platform. This will include the development and test of various hardware modules in the control system within the instrument platform. Close engagement with external partners will be important. Similarly, close collaboration with other Depixus teams will also be critical to ensure that the hardware platform is compatible with other requirements of the technology (e.g. microchip fabrication, biological sample preparation, surface chemistries, software, cartridge and instrument design).

Overall, this role would suit candidates that have a solid background in FPGA development and hardware design and integration, particularly in biomedical applications.  Previous experience in the development of ASICs and FPGAs for genetic analysis would be of great value.

 

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Qualities

  • Masters-level degree in the field of computer science, electronic engineering or any other field that is pertinent to the industry
  • Experienced in operating the latest simulation and modelling equipment and design tools for all stages of FPGA design and development lifecycle
  • Experienced in using typical FPGA improvement platforms such as Actel Xilinx, Altera, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about high speed DSP and I/O in instrument control applications which require multi-gigabyte per second data transfer and signal processing
  • Experienced in designing high speed PCB/hardware to interface with FPGAs and ASICs.
  • Highly proficient in Verilog or VHDL
  • Experience with importing data processing algorithms to FPGAs that are developed using other high-level language, such as python.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality solutions to difficult challenges
  • Demonstrated willingness to take ownership of individual and team tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Both a team-player and able to work autonomously
  • Highly motivated and results-driven

 

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in domain expertise in standard bus, memory, networking protocols, such as PCIe, SPI, I2C, DDR2/3/4, QDR/QDR-II, InfiniBand, Ethernet, USB, etc.
  • Experience in system-on-chip design concepts
  • Experience with register-based interface control on PCIe boards and high throughput DMA transfer mechanisms.
  • Experience in genetic sequencing or biotechnology instrument development is a big plus but not essential

 

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the development of Depixus’ innovative SIMDEQ instrument platform for combined genetic and epigenetic analysis.
  • Specifically:
    • Define and implement FPGA and ASIC designs for genetic analysis via requirement gathering, architecture design, design implementation and verification
    • Write robust, maintainable and documented RTL designs using the best engineering practice
    • Work closely with other engineering groups, including electronic engineering, IC design, software engineering and mechanical engineering, for product development and integration.
  • Contribution to internal and external, informal and formal design reviews
  • Participation in group meetings, and presentation of work to group members

 

Location

  • The job will be based primarily in Depixus’ offices/labs in Harston, Cambridge, U.K. but will also involve frequent travel to the company’s offices/labs in Paris,

 

Application procedure

  • Please send a current C.V. and cover letter via email to Depixus’ Chief Technology Officer, Chas Andre, at: andre@depixus.com

Depixus is a young and fast-growing biotechnology company based in both Paris, France and Cambridge, UK. Our aim is to commercialize a highly innovative technology platform for the fast, accurate, and inexpensive extraction of genetic and epigenetic information from single molecules of DNA and RNA. Originally developed in the Physics Department of École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, the potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels. You can read more about Depixus on our website (www.depixus.com).

Depixus currently has an open position for a full-time project coordinator to work on various projects related to the development of our technology platform. This is a rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and as part of a dynamic early-stage company.

 

Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast paced R&D environment. The successful candidate will coordinate with biologists, engineers, physicists and software engineers, both within Depixus and as part of collaborations with academic and OEM partners. They will play an important role in the commercialization of our innovative new technology platform for the identification, sequencing, and epigenetic analysis of DNA and RNA. The successful candidate will be part of Depixus’ administration team and will be based primarily in Harston, Cambridgeshire, UK. They will:

  • Assist the project leads in coordinating a variety of the company’s innovative R&D programs.
  • Coordinate project planning, organisation, preparation and administration of these programs, to ensure they are carried out in compliance with Depixus’ company policies and, where relevant, the requirements of regulatory bodies and/or funding agencies.
  • Provide guidance and support in preparing project reports.
  • Improve the efficiency and quality of project execution in Depixus based on the principles used in Quality Management Systems (QMS).

Overall, this role would suit candidates who are highly motivated to deliver top quality work with particular attention to detail in project execution.

 

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management or business management with a minimum of 1 year’s relevant industry experience.
  • Candidates with degrees in another discipline, such as engineering, science, marketing, finance or information technology will also be considered. In such case, candidates must demonstrate solid experience and success in performing project coordination duties.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing or coordinating multi-year projects that are funded by private investors or public funders.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and monitoring project budgets.
  • Experience in financial and technical reporting on grant projects.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project or similar software tools
  • Excellent project coordination skills, with experience of coordinating remote and culturally diverse project teams.
  • Ability to analyse and organise project resources and establish project priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Both a team-player and able to work autonomously.

 

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Excellent English writing skills and grant proposal writing experience.
  • Professional project management or coordination qualification, such as PMP, PRINCE2.
  • Skills in constructing and managing databases.
  • Experience in supplier engagement.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the development of Depixus’ innovative SIMDEQ instrument platform for combined genetic and epigenetic analysis.
  • Specifically:
    • Coordination of project-related activities
    • Management of project budgets, expenses and their reporting
    • Assistance with grant application writing and grant management
    • Performance of administrative tasks to improve Depixus’ framework and environment for project activities

 

Location

  • The job will be based primarily in Depixus’ offices/labs in Harston, Cambridge, U.K. but will also involve frequent travel to the company’s offices/labs in Paris,

 

Application procedure

  • Please send a current C.V. and cover letter via email to Depixus’ Chief Technology Officer, Chas Andre, at: andre@depixus.com