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Automation Engineer

San Francisco Metro Area, CA

Posted: 04/18/2018 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -042018-21380
Automation Engineer

Join us as we try and revolutionize the treatment of previously hard to treat conditions like autism and schizophrenia.

We are seeking a highly-experienced, full-time automation and engineering team leader that will be both strategic and hands-on.
Job responsibilities:
  • Lead a team of laboratory automation specialists and engineers
  • Hands-on system integration with laboratory equipment such as automated liquid handlers (Hamilton, Tecan, Beckman etc), robotic arms, plate readers, imaging platforms, LCMS, etc.
  • A strong passion for troubleshooting hardware problems
  • Design, plan, budget and expand our automated production and data acquisition platform, including incubation, liquid handling, imaging and sample collection
  • Integrate with biology and software teams to understand and adapt our automation platform to company needs
  • Stay up to date with new developments in laboratory automation and adopt them for our platform
  • Establish and manage relationships with vendors and contractors
  • Expand the team s capabilities through hiring and career development
  • 7+ years of industry experience in pharma or biotech automation
  • 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Have had operational responsibility for a 24/7 automated laboratory system
  • Background in pharma or biotech industries
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • MS or BS in engineering or relevant field
We offer competitive salaries and benefits, and opportunities for professional growth, in an intellectually stimulating and fast-paced environment.
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