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Automation Engineer

Company: Jobleads
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Synthego's Systems Engineering team prides itself in its breadth of skill sets and expertise that are largely responsible for new product and infrastructure development. To accomplish this, the team combines engineering, automation and science to solve the problems that no one discipline could tackle alone. Synthego is transforming scientists into designers with the first fully automated molecular biology lab. Lab automation is no cakewalk The Automation Engineer within the Systems Engineering Team, you will apply your liquid handling and laboratory automation skills to take instruments and process solutions from initial conception through to production. The Automation Engineer is heavily involved in the full design process from requirements gathering, experiments to characterize the variety of equipment and processes of development and production through to validation and delivery, ensuring our entire facility is well documented, fit-for-purpose, and scalable. Additionally qualifications /validation of instruments and specifications with knowledge of IQ/OQ/PQ. Continue to support equipment once in production via the identification and execution of continuous improvement projects. What You'll Do Work with a cross-functional team of Scientists, Process Engineers, Software Engineers, and Operations experts to develop, deploy, and rapidly improve automation solutions in a fast-paced startup environment. Create and test automated solutions to improve existing processes or to create new capabilities either for R&D or for production Design and execute studies and data gathering exercises with the aim of improving new and existing protocols for use in a high-throughput automated lab Create a broad set of analytical tools/engineering controls and use them to make targeted improvements to automated systems across multiple labs/environments Maintain expertise on alternate methods, techniques and best practices used in the field; routinely benchmark process performance Evaluate critical tradeoffs and make decisions on resource requirements and allocations to set high-level initiative goals Handle multiple projects, seeing obvious overlaps to make the implementation process more efficient and standardized Gather requirements create specifications, and document appropriately Assist in the software integration of the products and protocols you develop: In a large-scale, distributed, fully-automated genome factory, centralization of data is critical. Understands the need for quick automation solutions for Research &Development needs Understand the robust automation solutions for production and manufacturing needs About You Bachelors or Masters degree (preferred) in a Biological / Life Science field 3 + years of experience investigating, developing, and implementing laboratory automation or manufacturing processes Biology, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Software, or Process Design - you can follow a broad range of disciplines, and know-how to spot the gaps between them 3 + year of Hands-on experience with a broad range of lab automation; experience with Hamilton Microlab Star / Venus is required. Air gaps, aspiration speeds, and general discussions surrounding liquid handling are topics with which you are familiar- ideally in multiple different liquid handling instruments Understand how important vital qualifications are to the life-cycle of a product - IQ/OQ/PQ Experience integrating laboratory equipment into laboratory information management systems (LIMS) Able to analyze data from a variety of sources (machines/databases/people) and draw insightful conclusions in order to assist others Comfortable in a range of software packages to perform modeling/analysis (Python preferred) Managed multiple, short term projects and medium-sized (quarter-long) projects running at the same time is something you are used to, both as an individual contributor and as project coordinator, and you're looking to take on more Ability to work diligently with minimal supervision and take initiative to drive project deadlines Good in capturing goals, to-dos, and decisions made for yourself and those around you Able to work independently and be a team player Key Traits / Nice to Have Validation / Characterisation Quality Biology process knowledge Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Troubleshooting Process capability Depth of experience creating methods for Hamilton STARs Experience with cell culture techniques (adherent and suspension) Experience with automated cell handling is a further plus About Us Synthego is a genome engineering company that enables the acceleration of life science research and development in the pursuit of improved human health. The company leverages machine learning, automation, and gene editing to build platforms for science at scale. With its foundations in engineering disciplines, the company's platforms vertically integrate proprietary hardware, software, bioinformatics, chemistries, and molecular biology to advance basic research, target validation, and clinical trials. By providing both commercial and academic researchers and therapeutic developers with unprecedented access to cutting-edge genome engineering, Synthego is at the forefront of innovation, accelerating the development of truly engineered biology.

Keywords: Jobleads, Redwood City , Automation Engineer, Other , Redwood City, California

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