Robotics Engineer

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LifeFoundry is a startup in the University of Illinois Research Park that applies engineering tools, like industrial robots, AI, and modern control software, to develop a fully-automated robotic platform and re-invent biotech R&D.

We are looking for an intern, co-op, part-time or full-time robotics engineers to join us on this exciting journey! You will work closely with our team on developing applications for our industrial robots, and/or develop our own special purpose robots to improve our automation platform which performs cutting-edge biotech research at an unprecedented level.

The robotic research platform you will help build has the potential to increase the throughput in biotech R&D by orders of magnitude, eliminate human error, and sustainably produce chemicals for a variety of applications.


  • Develop applications for our industrial robotic arm and automated guided vehicle

  • Build our special purpose robots


  • Degree or student with junior standing and above in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering and related majors.

  • Strong personal interest and extensive experience in Robotics

  • Required skills: ROS, OpenCV, Python,

  • Preferred skills: motor control, microcontroller, machine design, 3D printing, software engineering.

  • Excited to join a fast-paced interdisciplinary team working on a variety of challenging projects

  • Self-motivated and able to work under minimal supervision

  • Able to solve problems with methodical and critical thinking

We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the application form and we will contact you to learn more about you and how can your skills match our needs.

At LifeFoundry, we embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates from all backgrounds.