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Head of Engineering | Next Gen Biosensor/Proteomics Start-Up | Report to Founder/CEO | San Francisco-based | RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group has been retained by a next generation proteomics company with a highly engaged team focused on pioneering biosensors for molecular diagnostics.

The Head of Engineering will spearhead the company’s instrument design and engineering for future biosensor commercialization. The Head will have an integral hands-on role in building and shaping the foundation of this future-forward start-up, in collaboration with executives, the internal engineering and chemistry teams, and external vendors.

This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a well-funded, nimble start-up and be a part of a core team developing devices/instruments that could have incredible implications across several fields of study. To optimize internal collaboration, our client ideally prefers a candidate who is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, or is open to relocation, and who equally values an in-person collegial atmosphere.


  • Ground Floor Access and Opportunity: Play a critical role in the future success of this start-up, including a strong equity stake in the company.
  • Ability to think creatively, take risks, and have an impact on a range of fields including molecular diagnostics/screening, drug discovery, and toxicology profiling.
  • Backed by leading hardware Silicon Valley investors and advisors.
  • Highly collegial and collaborative atmosphere. Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Excellent opportunity to focus on R&D and eventually, mentor and build out a team.
  • Enjoy the best of what start-ups have to offer! Passionate leadership, autonomy, nimble dynamics with ability to move fast, tremendous growth potential, and more.



  • Successful track record in instrument design, engineering, and build-out from conception through commercialization.
  • Degree in Engineering.
  • Experience with nanofabrication principles and signal processing software.
  • Familiarity with building instruments for organic chemistry and protein sequencing is a plus.
  • Experience growing and leading small teams.
  • Must have an innovative, optimistic, roll-your-sleeves-up mindset.
  • Strong leadership and communications skills.


Thomas Fascia
Thomas J. Fascia Email: tfascia@cornerstonesg.com Phone: 973-656-0220x717 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasfascia
Cornerstone Search Group, LLC
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