Automation Engineer - Boston
Biological Engineering, NGS, Software Development, Integration, Troubleshooting, Validating
A company leveraging genetic engineering and for a variety of demands across healthcare, food, materials and energy are currently growing their automation engineering capabilities in the Boston area. This organization work across a diverse portfolio of projects and have had large deals agreed with pharmaceutical and medical companies looking to collaborate on innovative new research involving agriculture and synthetic biology. We have a new Engineer joining next week and would love another person to join in the coming weeks.
The impressive offices are located in a popular spot in Boston, and have been designed to encourage an open and flexible working environment with several kitchens, meeting spots, labs and office areas throughout. This certainly isn't a desk job! Extensive growth is continuing throughout the business, and employees are encouraged to have an involvement in new office ideas.
We are looking for an Automation Engineer with at least 2 years experience to join a talented team creating integrated robotic workcells, designing processes around walk-up robotic systems, improving how data is handled, working with scientists on scaling their processes, and much more. You'll be working hand in hand with biologists, software developers, and other engineers to co-develop the wetware, hardware, and software infrastructure required to grow.
*Developing automated experimental workflows for genetic engineering processes, strain cultivation, sample preparation, and multi-omics analysis
*Writing software to drive operation of laboratory instruments and robotics
*Validating and QC'ing automated protocols
*Writing software for data acquisition, retrieval, and processing
*Operating automation equipment with biologists
*Training automation users on workflows and best practices
*Supporting and maintaining automation hardware
*Designing and building integrated automation infrastructure, including workcells for executing high-throughput processes, as well as flexible distributed automation tooling
*BS or MS in engineering or equivalent
*2 years experience as an Automation Engineer either working in biology, aerospace or a mechanical space
*Experience with laboratory automation systems and experimental workflow development
*Familiarity with the design of integration systems
*Software development capability, especially pertaining to hardware control
*Practical knowledge of high-throughput biological processes
*Experience in hardware development, integration, and testing
This is a great opportunity to join a creative and inspiring company who have an incredible diversity of projects. Culture fit is very important here, and we are looking for driven and motivated candidates to take on this engineering position. You will receive benefits such as dental & health care cover, commuting contribution, stock units, 401k plan and generous holiday.
Please apply to this advert and attach your resume for review, we will be in contact with relevant candidates ASAP.
Keywords: Automation Engineer, Biological Engineering, NGS, Software Development, Integration, Troubleshooting, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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- Agency: Paramount Recruitment
- Reference: JPAEB2203
- Posted: 15th May 2019
- Expires: 12th June 2019