Who We Are

Our VC firm has called us “hot-pink-haired techno punks,” which conveys a part of our culture (we are out of office en masse during Burning Man), but not all of us look like villains from Captain Planet. We’re ~35 employees strong, united by intellectual curiosity and a desire to further the progress of biology. We have monthly talks on intellectual subjects, ranging from histology to optics to polymer physics. The company has several patents and scientific publications, and we’ve trademarked the term Squishware™ for one of our company departments.


3Scan Headquarters
2122 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 [Mission district]


Current Openings

Image Processing Engineer
At 3Scan, we routinely collect multi-terabyte data sets, and we need help building tooling, pipelines, and algorithms capable of interacting with data at that scale. There are a number of places that this data will take you—beginning with in-house machine optimization and branching out to having a direct impact on human medical research and decision making. If this excites you, we would love to talk about how to take our image processing to the next level.  


Core requirements:
  • Python
  • Relevant experience with numpy, scipy, openCV, scikit-image, and similar.
  • Image Processing Experience
  • Computational Geometry—Creating/managing algorithms around 3d data and associated representations


  • Spark / HPC computing experience
  • Experience with microscopy/MRI/CT or any voxel based modality
  • Experience with cloud compute environments
  • Experience with ConvNet
  • Any knowledge of Biology


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Process Optimization Engineer
We have taken over a two million slices since we started at 3scan.  Each slice has hundreds of control parameters and dozens of metrics related to resulting image quality. At present, it is largely the responsibility of a human operator to ensure the smooth sailing of our microscopes through this complex phase-space, but as production and scanning demands increase we need to make better decisions day to day and moment to moment. Your role will initially be the analysis of collected process data and evolve into a role guiding future acquisition and control.


Core Requirements:
  • Python—Relevant experience with numpy, scipy, pandas, scikit-learn and similar.
  • Hardware experience with image sensors, control systems, microcontrollers, and data acquisition
  • Basic knowledge of process engineering strategies—Six-Sigma, takt time


  • Image processing experience


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Uptime Engineer

Role focuses on maintenance and repair of microscopes and supporting hardware. Growth into finding and engineering permanent fixes to help streamline the entire sample flow, from tissue processing through sectioning and imaging. Skills in general fabrication, general electronics, microcontroller programming, mechanical assembly and system debugging. 1-3yrs experience suggested.

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Robotics Engineer
Role focuses on design and implementation of robotic systems to serve instrumentation roles in the 3Scan pipeline. Required in-depth knowledge of microcontrollers, power electronics, mechatronics, and base level design for manufacture. Expect to prototype systems and help build designs for the next generation of 3Scan instruments. 4-7yrs experience suggested.

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Process Engineer
Role focuses on efficient coupling of routine processing equipment within 3Scan that supports our primary imaging roles. This includes inspection, measurement, chemical processing, and machining tools that support our operations. Experience with manufacturing lines or other efficient production systems necessary. Will also interface with software management tools and machine health analytics. 3-7yrs suggested.

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