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 ~25 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.

For more information, see our Mission and History pages.



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





Data Scientist
We are seeking a data scientist with expertise in image processing and machine learning. The candidate should be comfortable working with existing and developing novel algorithms for analysis, quantification, and processing of image data.


Responsibility include:

  • develop algorithms for analysis of large (TB+) microscopy image-volumes
  • apply ML approaches to problems such as image classification and segmentation
  • optimize and parallelize existing and novel algorithms for high-throughput processing
  • provide validation and testing for algorithm correctness and accuracy
  • maintain, support, and improve existing data processing pipelines


Core requirement:

  • image processing, scientific computing
  • machine learning (supervised and unsupervised methods)
  • Python, Java or C++
  • working knowledge of UNIX
  • good communication skills
  • self-motivated, resourceful and a quick learner
  • 3+ years of industry experience


Bonus experience:

  • biomedical image processing
  • deep learning (Tensorflow, Theano, etc)
  • comfortable working in a highly distributed environment (ex. AWS)
  • GPU, parallel computing
  • test-driven development
  • PhD in a quantitative field such as computer science, bioinformtics, biophysics, statistics, or other physical sciences


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Developer Tooling Engineer

Do you like robots? Do you have strong opinions about docker? Then we’ve got a job for you!


At 3Scan, we need help with our developer tooling:

  • solidifying release engineering
  • creating a hardware integration test suite for our combination machine-tool/medical-imaging robots
  • developing debugging tools for our distributed volumetric data processing
  • optimizing our CI


In particular, we’re seeking a skilled generalist software engineer who’s interested in developer tooling; in other words, the kind of person who automates themselves out of a job over and over again.


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Front-End Developer
3Scan’s core technology is already producing massive volumes of data, and now we are working on tools to deliver that data to our clients — medical researchers and decision makers — over the web. We need a frontend programmer with a good sense for UX to help us design and build these tools, as well as other web apps for internal processes.
Core Requirements:
  • javascript
  • html/css
  • UX design experience
  • strong communication skills and ability to collaborate
  • experience designing and building interactive applications for web and/or mobile
  • Python, Django
  • experience building apps that make heavy use of image data (think google maps)
  • backend web stuff… servers, services, and databases
  • product management experience
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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 stratagies—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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