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Mechanical Engineer [RDR111 Eng (DB)]


Inscripta, Inc.

Job Location

5500 Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
United States


Inscripta offers a competitive base salary, bonus plan, benefits package, 401k match and an attractive equity program to all team members. Join us and work with a cutting edge organization creating cutting edge technology. At Inscripta we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our innovation, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace because the more inclusive we are as a company, the better our work will be. Inscripta is headquartered in Boulder, CO with offices in Pleasanton and San Diego, CA.  This position is located in our Boulder location.

Job Description

Inscripta was founded in 2015 and recently launched the world's first benchtop Digital Genome Engineering platform. The company is growing aggressively, investing in its leadership, team, and technology with a recent $150mm financing round led by Fidelity and TRowe price. The company’s advanced CRISPR-based platform, consisting of an instrument, reagents, and software, offers a fully automated workflow that enables multiplexed, trackable editing of cells at an unprecedented scale. Inscripta’s mission is to enable scientists to realize the full potential of biology. Due to rapid growth and recent commercialization, Inscripta has an opening for a Mechanical Engineer located in Boulder, CO.


Mechanical Engineer will oversee existing in-house prototype equipment and fixtures, design improvements and participate in the design of complex life science products consisting of custom hardware and consumables. 


  • Design, develop, prototype, and test mechanical systems that include motion, fluidics, pneumatics, sheet metal, machined and molded components etc.  
  • Maintain and improve existing sub-systems that include fluidics and gas management.
  • Collaborate with a diverse cross-functional team (biology, software, firmware, applications etc.) to define and fixtures and sub-systems. 
  • Create quick prototypes and breadboard mockups to determine best design approach.
  • Perform tests, collect data to help troubleshoot and evolve designs.
  • Design and develop test fixtures to validate reliability.
  • Produce mechanical design documentation, in support of releasing new products into manufacturing. 
  • Communicate effectively with a cross-functional team consisting of engineers and scientists.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering.    
  • 5+ years of experience mechanical design experience.  At least 2 of those in life science industry preferable.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing techniques, machining, welding, injection molding. 
  • Basic programming experience in Python or similar a plus.

About Our Organization

Inscripta is a life science technology company enabling scientists to solve some of today’s most pressing challenges with the first benchtop system for genome editing. The company’s automated Onyx™ platform, consisting of an instrument, consumables, assays, and software, makes CRISPR-based genome engineering accessible to any research lab. Inscripta supports its customers around the world from facilities in Boulder, Colo.; San Diego and Pleasanton, Calif.; and Copenhagen, Denmark. To learn more, visit and follow @InscriptaInc.