Automation Engineer II

Job Description

Posted on: 
April 5, 2023

As an Automation Engineer, you will develop automated solutions to support the execution of critical studies, and drive the company toward product commercialization. You will use a wide range of automation tools and grow with our team of highly experienced automation engineers. We work closely with clinical lab teams, service engineers, R&D scientists, and software engineers to evaluate and implement new technology, develop new automated workflows,  and continuously improve the performance and efficiency of the lab.


  • Support execution of sample processing in a regulated clinical lab setting using automated liquid handlers and integrated robotic workcells
  • Develop new hardware, software, and process solutions all the way from proposal to implementation and release to the lab
  • Create new liquid handling and robotic methods and optimize them to replace manual operations
  • Collaborate with Service and Clinical lab teams to minimize downtime and proactively address potential challenges in the lab
  • Identify and communicate suggested process improvements throughout the clinical lab by thinking critically about the entire laboratory workflow
  • Participate in optimization and troubleshooting efforts with science and laboratory teams
  • Be the automation first responder to carefully plan and document recovery actions for time sensitive processing issues by applying scientific and automation technical knowledge
  • Innovate to solve new and challenging problems in a high pace team oriented environment
  • Maintain a focus on quality and communication to build trust and collaboration with cross-functional teams

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an engineering, biochemistry, or related scientific field
  • 2-4 years of laboratory experience in the life sciences, especially in high throughput labs
  • Experience with one or more liquid handling or automation scheduling software with a preference for Hamilton Venus, Agilent VWorks/Bravo, and Thermo Momentum
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and collaboratively in a cross-functional team
  • Functional knowledge in experimental design, bench execution, process documentation, and data analysis
  • Experience working with a broad set of instruments
  • Critical thinking, attention to detail, and ability to address problems systematically and drive to resolution
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