Careers at Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight is a venture-backed andgovernment (NIH)grant-funded biotech startup that’s bringing to market the first new medical imaging technology in 40 years. Our mission is to establish clinical Magnetic Particle Imaging as a powerful tool for monitoring the treatmentof solid tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases. To succeed, we’re bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and specialists located primarily in the East Bay Area, CA. We are focusing on technology development in this funding round,so we’ll continue to fundraise as we complete deliverables and pass milestones. We are looking for talented, agile,and hardworking people, who want to collaborate and innovate with a tight knit team and embrace the start-up rollercoaster ride.

Our Core Values

Customer Focus

We succeed as a company only when we satisfy our customers.

Resourcefulness

We prioritize, focus, and act creatively with the resources available.

Clarity

Clear leadership, vision, and goals are necessary for the organization to operate at its best.

Collaboration

We achieve synergy and excellence when team members have a safe space to speak and contribute.

Empiricism

We use data and apply quantitative reasoning when making decisions and developing processes.

Where We Work

The majority of us work from our facility in Alameda, either part-time or full-time. However, we also have fully-remote employees scattered across several states.

Some of the things our employees have said about working at Magnetic Insight

  • There is a sense of belonging and ideas are welcomed from anyone.
  • We truly must and do collaborate in order to succeed.
  • Leadership listens, accepts feedback, and implements change.
  • The company accepts and encourages prioritizing your family and personal health.
  • We embrace a fail-forward mentality. Mistakes aren’t punished. We learn from mistakes and move forward.
  • Leadership is aligned, directing the team towards the same, clearly defined goals.
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Our Benefits

  • 100% medical, dental, and vision benefits from Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser for employees and 85% coverage for dependents with the option to pay the difference for upgraded plans
  • Free OneMedical Membership for Anthem Blue Cross Plans
  • HSA (includes employer contributions of $127/month) from HSA bank and FSA from Navia
  • Waiver stipends for those not utilizing medical benefits
  • Commuter benefits from Navia
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance/AD&D up to your annual salary from Guardian
  • Long-Term Disability insurance from Guardian
  • Additional eyewear coverage by XP Health: 3x $180 benefit credits per year
  • Mental health: 3 free visits per year from Spring Health
  • 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, and 6 days of sick leave
  • 2 weeks paid sabbatical after every 3rd year of service
  • 2 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan from Empower
  • 401(k) employer matching of up to $7,100 per year
  • Equity stock option grants
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Personalized financial planning services from the provider Origin
  • Shuttle to/from BART and the Ferry Terminal to our Alameda facility provided by Harbor Bay Business Park
  • Benefits subject to change

Current Openings

There are no current openings.

Position Overview

Do you want to be part of the team that develops the next generation of medical imaging technology? Do you love designing cool systems and want to see your efforts go towards helping people? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for an Electrical Engineer with expertise in analog electronics to design and develop exceptionally low distortion and low noise transmitter and receiver systems for a clinical magnetic particle imaging (MPI) scanner. Our ideal candidate will be an expert electrical engineer with experience in inductive coil design, high-power resonant circuits, and low-noise receiver electronics. You will work with a diverse team of mechanical, mixed signals, systems, and software engineers to develop complex instrumentation. You will work as an individual contributor and report to the lead systems engineer. Your near-term goals are to optimize the transmit and receive subsystems for the development platform. In the long term, you will work with the rest of the engineering team and management to conceptualize and develop novel designs for the clinical system.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 4+ years’ experience with a master’s degree or 5+ years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Other degrees can be considered if the candidate can demonstrate analog electrical engineering proficiency.
  • Demonstrate experience designing and developing complex electrical systems from feasibility through to production.
  • A solid grasp of electrical engineering fundamentals (i.e., opamp design, stability, filters, bode plots, resonance, Fourier transforms, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience in analog circuit design, electrical system design, electrical board design, troubleshooting, and validation.
  • Experienced with circuit design and simulation.
  • Experience with signal conditioning (e.g., passive filters, active filters, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with E-CAD and circuit modeling tools.
  • Must be fluent in English.

Preferred

  • Experience working with magnetic receiver coils such as MRI coils.
  • Experience with low noise preamplifier design, signal filtering, and circuit characterization.
  • Experience with high-power resonators such as MRI coils or inductive heating apparatus.
  • Experience working with and debugging distortion, such as amplifier distortion,
  • Experience with ECAD tools such as Altium and LT Spice.
  • Preference for candidates with a medical device or medical imaging (MRI, CT, PET, Etc.) background.
  • Experience working with regulatory test agencies for safety and radiated emissions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (In addition to those listed, other duties may be assigned.)

  • High power design in the audio frequency range (kHz)
  • Design and develop high power (1-4 kW) resonant coils, filters, matching circuits, and characterization tools.
  • Develop low frequency (<1 MHz) receiver coils and preamplifiers.
  • Model and verify the magnetic field produced by magnetic coils.
  • Design and verify circuits using modeling tools and ECAD.
  • Communicate designs to the rest of the engineering team to ensure electrical designs meet overall system requirements.
  • Analog
    • Own all updates to analog and mixed-signal PCBAs in the instrument.
    • Design, fabricate, and verify analog PCBAs.
    • Work with internal designers to develop and maintain ECAD.
  • Develop engineering drawings for prototype and production use. Create assembly drawings and procedures and train technicians.
  • Propose, implement, and publish engineering studies and tests to characterize the limits of system performance and to verify designs meet requirements.
  • Ensure adherence of all electrical systems to IEC 61010 electrical safety requirements and IEC 60601 medical device safety.
  • Write statements of work and requirements specifications to engage engineering firms to develop electrical sub-systems where appropriate.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills to solve complex systems problems.
  • Experienced in electrical device fabrication, including: soldering, modifying PCBAs, crimping and swaging of contacts, and assembly of cable connectors.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in a dynamic work environment.
  • Detail-oriented with efficient organization strategies.
  • Able to observe and meet critical deadlines.
  • PCBA Circuit Design
  • Adheres to Magnetic Insight’s policies and procedures.

Reports to: Lead Systems Engineer

Classification: Full-time, salaried, exempt

Schedule: Regular full-time working hours, ability to work evening hours and overtime as needed.

Workplace Location: This position is on-site full time at our office in Alameda, CA. After the 90-day introductory period, partial remote work may be granted as agreed upon with the employee’s manager.

About Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight is a venture-backed and government (NIH) grant-funded biotech startup that’s bringing to market the first new medical imaging technology in 40 years. Our mission is to establish clinical Magnetic Particle Imaging as a powerful tool for monitoring the treatment of solid tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases. To succeed, we’re bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and specialists located primarily in the San Francisco East Bay Area, CA. We are backed by a pioneering group of investors and VCs, including Celesta and 5AM ventures. We are focusing on technology development in this funding round, so we’ll continue to fundraise as we complete deliverables and pass milestones. We are looking for talented, agile, and hardworking people, who want to collaborate and innovate with a tight knit team and embrace the start-up rollercoaster ride.

Magnetic Insight’s Core Values:

  • Customer Focus: We succeed as a company only when we satisfy our customers.
  • Resourcefulness: We prioritize, focus, and act creatively with the resources available.
  • Clarity: Clear leadership, vision, and goals are necessary for the organization to operate at its best.
  • Collaboration: We achieve synergy and excellence when team members have a safe space to speak and contribute.
  • Empiricism: We use data and apply quantitative reasoning when making decisions and developing processes.

Magnetic Insight’s Culture

When we ask the team to describe our existing culture and what makes us unique, some of the attributes mentioned are:

  • There is a sense of belonging and ideas are welcomed from anyone.
  • We truly must collaborate – and we do! We rely heavily on each other as resources.
  • The company accepts and encourages prioritizing your family and personal health.
  • There is an unusual level of empathy.
  • Employees are given structure with directives from management, but employees are relied upon to prioritize themselves.
  • Mistakes aren’t punished. No one really points the finger. We see how to fix it and move on.
    • Comment from management: We want to continually evaluate this to make sure these qualities aren’t falling apart under stress.
  • Leadership listens, accepts feedback, and implements change. They show appreciation.
  • As a small company, we’re learning as we go and adjusting along the way.
  • We are on board with riding the swings, embracing the challenges, and doing tasks that aren’t always fun in order to get the job done.

And finally: we have a real shot at actually helping patients.

Magnetic Insight’s Benefits

  • 100% medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and 90% for dependents
  • HSA, FSA, commuter benefits
  • HSA employer contributions
  • Waiver stipends for those not utilizing medical benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance/ AD&D up to your annual salary
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, and 6 days sick leave
  • 2 week paid sabbatical leave after every 3 years of service
  • 2 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Equity stock option grants
  • Personalized financial planning services from the provider Origin
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Shuttle to/from BART and the Ferry Terminal to our Alameda facility provided by Harbor Bay Business Park

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter answering the questions of what you’re looking for in the role and why Magnetic Insight to careers@magneticinsight.com.

Our Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, and for employees working in California, ancestry, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected medical condition, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Position Overview

Do you want to be part of the team that develops the next generation of medical imaging technology? Do you love designing and building cool systems and want to see your efforts go towards helping people?  If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We’re looking for an Electrical Engineer who can apply their knowledge of analog electronics to develop exceptionally low distortion and low noise transmitter and receiver systems for a clinical magnetic particle imaging (MPI) scanner. Our ideal candidate has experience in high-power resonant circuits, inductive coil design, noise and distortion measurements, and low-noise receiver electronics. You will work with a diverse team of mechanical, electrical, mixed signals, systems, and software engineers to develop complex instrumentation. You will work as an individual contributor and report to the lead systems engineer. Your near-term goals are to characterize and optimize our clinical-scale scanner development platform. In the long term, you will develop novel designs for clinical test scanners and commercial design. 

Education and Experience Requirements

Required

  • 0-2 years’ experience with a bachelor’s, master’s or higher degree in Electrical Engineering. Other degrees can be considered if the candidate can demonstrate analog electrical engineering proficiency.
  • Demonstrate experience testing, characterizing, and optimizing complex electrical systems.
  • A solid grasp of electrical engineering fundamentals (i.e. opamp design, stability, filters, bode plots, resonance, Fourier transforms, grounding, electrical & magnetic shielding, etc.)
  • Experienced with circuit design and simulation.
  • Experience with signal conditioning (e.g. passive filters, active filters, etc.).
  • Must be fluent in English.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency with E-CAD and circuit modeling tools.
  • Demonstrate experience designing and developing complex electrical systems from feasibility through to production.
  • Experience working with magnetic receiver coils such as MRI coils.
  • Experience with low noise preamplifier design, signal filtering, and circuit characterization.
  • Experience with high-power resonators such as MRI coils or inductive heating apparatus.
  • Experience working with and debugging distortion, such as amplifier distortion,
  • Experience with ECAD tools such as Altium and LT Spice.
  • Experience designing products that conform to medical device or medical imaging (MRI, CT, PET, etc.) regulation.
  • Experience working with regulatory test agencies for safety and radiated emissions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (In addition to those listed, other duties may be assigned.)

  • High power circuits in the audio frequency range (kHz)
    • Build, characterize, optimize, and document high power (1-4 kW) resonant coils, filters, matching circuits.
    • Build, characterize, optimize, and document low frequency (<1 MHz) receiver coils and preamplifiers.
    • Design and verify circuits using modeling tools and ECAD.
    • Communicate designs to the rest of the engineering team to ensure electrical designs meet overall system requirements.
  • Develop engineering drawings for prototype and production use. Create assembly drawings and procedures and train technicians.
  • Propose, implement, and publish engineering studies and tests to characterize the limits of system performance and to verify designs meet requirements.
  • Run imager independently to validate image quality metrics as a function of electrical engineering developments.
  • Ensure adherence of all electrical systems to ISO 60601 electrical safety requirements
  • Write statements of work and requirements specifications to engage engineering firms to develop electrical sub-systems where appropriate.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Apply good lab practices for engineering documentation and studies.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills to solve complex systems problems.
  • Lift and carry loads up to 40 lbs. short distances.
  • Experienced in electrical device fabrication, including:
    • Soldering
    • Modifying PCBAs
    • Crimping and swaging of contacts and assembly of cable connectors
  • Demonstrates flexibility in a dynamic work environment.
  • Detail-oriented with efficient organization strategies.
  • Able to observe and meet critical deadlines.
  • Adheres to Magnetic Insight’s policies and procedures.

About Magnetic Insight

Magnetic Insight is a venture-backed and government (NIH) grant-funded biotech startup that’s bringing to market the first new medical imaging technology in 40 years. Our mission is to establish clinical Magnetic Particle Imaging as a powerful tool for monitoring the treatment of solid tumor cancers and inflammatory diseases. To succeed, we’re bringing together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and specialists located primarily in the San Francisco East Bay Area, CA. We are backed by a pioneering group of investors and VCs, including Celesta and 5AM ventures. We are focusing on technology development in this funding round, so we’ll continue to fundraise as we complete deliverables and pass milestones. We are looking for talented, agile, and hardworking people, who want to collaborate and innovate with a tight knit team and embrace the start-up rollercoaster ride.

Magnetic Insight’s Core Values:

  • Customer Focus: We succeed as a company only when we satisfy our customers.
  • Resourcefulness: We prioritize, focus, and act creatively with the resources available.
  • Clarity: Clear leadership, vision, and goals are necessary for the organization to operate at its best.
  • Collaboration: We achieve synergy and excellence when team members have a safe space to speak and contribute.
  • Empiricism: We use data and apply quantitative reasoning when making decisions and developing processes.

Magnetic Insight’s Culture

When we ask the team to describe our existing culture and what makes us unique, some of the attributes mentioned are:

  • There is a sense of belonging and ideas are welcomed from anyone.
  • We truly must collaborate – and we do! We rely heavily on each other as resources.
  • The company accepts and encourages prioritizing your family and personal health.
  • There is an unusual level of empathy.
  • Employees are given structure with directives from management, but employees are relied upon to prioritize themselves.
  • Mistakes aren’t punished. No one really points the finger. We see how to fix it and move on.
    • Comment from management: We want to continually evaluate this to make sure these qualities aren’t falling apart under stress.
  • Leadership listens, accepts feedback, and implements change. They show appreciation.
  • As a small company, we’re learning as we go and adjusting along the way.
  • We are on board with riding the swings, embracing the challenges, and doing tasks that aren’t always fun in order to get the job done.

And finally: we have a real shot at actually helping patients.

Magnetic Insight’s Benefits

  • 100% medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and 90% for dependents
  • HSA, FSA, commuter benefits
  • HSA employer contributions
  • Waiver stipends for those not utilizing medical benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance/ AD&D up to your annual salary
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, and 6 days sick leave
  • 2 week paid sabbatical leave after every 3 years of service
  • 2 weeks paid parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Equity stock option grants
  • Personalized financial planning services from the provider Origin
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Shuttle to/from BART and the Ferry Terminal to our Alameda facility provided by Harbor Bay Business Park

Reports to: Lead Systems Engineer

Classification: Full-time, salaried, exempt

Schedule: Regular full-time working hours, ability to work evening hours and overtime as needed.

Workplace Location: This position is on-site full time at our office in Alameda, CA. After the 90-day introductory period, partial remote work may be granted as agreed upon with the employee’s manager.

Application Instructions: Submit your application through the LinkedIn listing for this position.

Our Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, and for employees working in California, ancestry, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected medical condition, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Application Instructions:

Submit your cover letter and resume to careers@magneticinsight.com We will try our hardest to respond to applicants for open positions in a timely manner. We look forward to hearing from you!

Note to recruiters: Magnetic Insight does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, recruitment agencies or search firms, and does not pay fees without a current contract on file.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, and for employees working in California, ancestry, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected medical condition, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.