Software 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 a software engineer to join us in this exciting journey! We are flexible on the working arrangement and other than full-time position, internship and co-op positions are available. You will work closely with our interdisciplinary team on developing smart devices and advanced systems to enable novel functionalities for our robotic high-throughput biomanufacturing platform for cutting-edge biotech research.

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


  • Programming different software components interacting with and supporting the robotic automation platform
  • Building databases to facilitate the automated processes


  • This position is open to students or graduates of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and related majors with junior standing or above.
  • At least one year of related experience
  • Proficient in Python, Database design, GIT, modular programming and testing
  • Preferably skilled in OpenCV, optimization algorithms, modeling for constraint programming, robotics, AI/ML, GUI design, and software engineering background
  • 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.