4 weeks ago

Lab Automation Engineer - Cambridge

Boston 90K - 110K Permanent

Job Reference: JPLABA2906_1624962258

Lab Automation Engineer - Cambridge


Liquid Handling - Hamilton - Biotechnology - Drug Discovery - Single Cell - Machine Learning


We are currently partnered with a biotechnology company in Cambridge who closed an extremely impressive Series B funding round at the start of 2021. This company were founded by Flagship Pioneering, and they are the first company developing medicines through an understanding of cell behaviors. We are looking for the first Laboratory Automation Engineer to work at the intersection of Assay Development, Chemistry and Data Science to build on a capabilities and resources required to advance projects.


The role is focused on laboratory automation and instrumentation, including programming lab automation, as well as designing, building, integrating, maintaining and improving automated methodologies for laboratory biological processes. The role will suit someone who can work hands-on and brings skills in engineering disciplines including liquid handling, protocol development, and providing workflow validation/verification. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference at the early stages of Automation with potential to build a small team in the next 12-18months.


The candidate must be a creative problem solver, be detail and process oriented, have excellent communication skills, and be eager to work in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment.


Key Responsibilities:


*Manage, plan, develop, and execute laboratory automation projects for molecular biology, genomics, next generation sequencing and cell culture applications from start-up to completion

*Act as point person for laboratory hardware, QC and preventative maintenance across the organization

*Implement laboratory instrument software and tools to drive high-throughput processes

*Optimize and validate protocols to support scale-up

*Serve as an expert resource to communicate and advise on strategic and tactical issues in automation and engineering

*Explore, test and as appropriate bring in technology capabilities


Experience Required:


*Degree or equivalent professional experience in mechanical or electrical engineering, or biological science related fields

*2+ years' experience in implementation and operation of automated systems, including designing, building and deploying automated laboratory workflows in life sciences or clinical laboratory setting

*Professional level knowledge of engineering and biological principles, particularly in genomics and DNA sequencing

*Expertise in programming Hamilton instrumentation strongly preferred

*3D printing and fabrication a plus; CAD/Solidworks a plus

*Proven ability to troubleshoot technical and scientific issues, both individually and as part of a team


If you would be interested in discussing this opportunity further then please don't hesitate to reach out to us to request a conversation. You can contact Jade at +1 (0) 6172038507 / jpage@pararecruit.com . We look forward to hearing from you!


Keywords: Lab Automation, Automation Engineer, Biotechnology, Drug Discovery, Liquid Handling, Boston, Cambridge, Machine Learning


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