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Laboratory Automation Specialist/Engineer

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

Job Description:

7q`/ Are you ready to join our mission to enhance protein optimization and production? Do you have a passion for applying innovative technology to create novel products? Come be part of the Codexis, Inc team where every day we get to unlock the power of proteins ! Since 2002, Codexis? scientists and bioinformatics experts have worked collaboratively with our clients to do just that, enabling breakthrough developments for applications across multiple industries! As Codexis expands its footprint we are in constant need to find new ways to diversify applications of our CodeEvolverTM protein engineering platform. But we can?t do it without YOU! To help us reach our goals we are looking to hire an Automation Specialist/Engineer to join our Automation Engineering and Operations group within the Biochemistry department. If any of the below describes you, we would love to meet you! + Possess a passion for robots and science; love the idea of helping scientific research via lab automation. + Have a strong attention to detail, safety, and good laboratory practices. In this role you will be responsible for: + Providing routine troubleshooting, maintenance, and validation of multiple integrated high-throughput instruments such as robotic liquid handlers, plate readers, PCR machines, incubators, plate sealers/de-sealers, etc. + Identifying, translating, and applying manual lab practices into efficient automated processes in the context of on-going projects. + Identifying, leading, and contributing to optimization projects to improve data quality, increase acquisition speed, and reduce failure rates. + Seeking, purchasing, installing, and validating new laboratory automation systems. + Integrating automated solutions and electronic systems (e.g. LIMS, Electronic Lab Notebook). + Translating high-level goals into action with minimal further guidance in a fast-paced and autonomous team structure. + Providing training and support for multiple users in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment. + Coordinating work across organizational interfaces and stakeholders. To be successful in this role, your background and experience should include: + BS or MS in Life Science, or Engineering with a minimum 1 ~ 4+ years of relevant industrial experience in operating and programming automated instruments in a Biotech R&D setting. + Familiar with popular automated liquid handlers such as Biomek, Tecan, Bravo, etc. in both hardware and software. + Experience translating low-throughput manual/semi-automated assays into highly scalable automated workflows. + Familiar with, or have demonstrated understanding of programming concepts utilized in developing and maintaining scripts used in lab automation platforms, such as visual basic, javascript, C#.net, etc. + Experience with device integration and scheduling systems such as SAMI, VWorks, Cellario etc. is a plus. + Strong working knowledge of protein engineering and HTP assay development is a plus. + Familiarity with sample tracking and LIMS data integration concept is a plus. + Strong customer-orientation and experience in an (external or internal) customer facing role is a plus. + Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, documentation, organization, record keeping, writing reports, and SOPs. + Experience communicating issues to instrument vendors, holding them accountable, and resolving challenges collaboratively. What can Codexis offer you? (besides an amazing and collaborative culture?) + Full benefits on your first day + 100% match on 401k (up to 4%) + Generous flex time off + Fitness reimbursement + Free fitness classes + Back up child/dependent care + Commuter vouchers + Much more! PRINCIPALS ONLYNO AGENCIES OR THIRD PARTIES Codexis is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.

Keywords: Codexis, Redwood City , Laboratory Automation Specialist/Engineer, Other , Redwood City, California

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