Scientific Computing Engineer at Emerald Cloud Lab | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Scientific Computing

The charge of the Scientific Computing team at ECL is to build into Emerald's Symbolic Lab Language (SLL) a broad suite of analysis and simulation functions to accompany the comprehensive array of experimental capabilities running on the instrumentation in ECL facilities. These experimental techniques range across fields as diverse as physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.

The analysis and simulation functions in SLL serve as the computational tools necessary to drive the experimental design and data analysis steps in research workflows alongside the SLL experiment functions which directly control the conduct of those experiments in the lab. Developing these tools entails incorporating existing models and algorithms along with developing novel representations and models, and building the higher level capabilities these enable in analysis and simulation.

About You

We’re seeking extremely versatile computational scientists and applied mathematicians who are excited to reduce the barrier between experimental science and computational science.

You might be a great fit for Scientific Computing at ECL if ...

  • You have at least five years of experience in computational research or applied math (BS in Applied Mathematics, Computational Chemistry, Computational Biology or similar required, PhD preferred).
  • You have substantial experience developing physical or statistical models of large scale systems.
  • You have strong programming skills in a variety of languages.
  • You have extensive experience in either Mathematica, Matlab, R or other high-level data languages.
  • You have deep knowledge (undergraduate degree or stronger) of chemistry, biology, or physics (preferred).
  • You are an expert in computational chemistry, computational biology, or bioinformatics (preferred).

You might resonate with the culture at ECL if ...

  • You are passionate about science, technology, and medicine.
  • You are impressively empathetic. You can argue the rationale you disagree with as convincingly as the one you agree with.
  • You are intellectually fearless. Stretching yourself well out of your comfort zone across multiple disciplines is more the rule than the exception at Emerald.
  • You are curious. When first-principles reasoning illuminates a path that diverges from the standard assumptions, you feel compelled to see where it leads.

About ECL

The Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab, and to conduct research entirely from a computer. Stepping away from manual completion of experiments at the bench, scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s industrial lab facilities, working within a software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis.


If you would like to apply and learn more, we’d love to hear from you! Please follow the link below, including your resume and a brief remark about what you are looking for. If we see a strong potential match to our current needs, we will reach out to start a conversation.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Scientific Computing Engineer
  • Company
    Emerald Cloud Lab
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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