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Senior Automation Engineer/Scientist, Laboratory Automation

Company: Beam Therapeutics
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This role will assist Beam in elevating our research capabilities by leading the deployment of laboratory automation instrumentation across the organization. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, technically competent laboratory automation engineer/scientist that is energized to join a small, fast-moving team.PrimaryResponsibilities:Work with scientists to adapt bench top processes to fully automated workflows through programming and validation of liquid handlers and integrated automation systems.Create actionable plans to reduce operational bottlenecks, increasing throughput and quality of data for existing processes.Create proper documentation and provide hands-on training to end users of all methods developed as well as support for automation related issues.Collaborate with third party vendors to evaluate and implement new technologies that will create cutting edge solutions and contribute to our automation infrastructure.Qualifications:BS in molecular biology, computer science or engineering with 5+ years' laboratory automation experienceExperience with laboratory automation and liquid handlers (i.e. Hamilton Vantage, Labcyte/Beckman Echo, HighRes Biosolutions, Precise Robotics, Tecan Fluent, or others)The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and will be comfortable working with samples in a high throughput manner (Next Generation Sequencing experience is preferred)Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), particularly Benchling, is desiredProgramming knowledge in python, C#, or SQL are desiredExperience in a HTS or NGS Core facility are desiredStrong communication and collaboration skillsSDL2017

Keywords: Beam Therapeutics, Somerville , Senior Automation Engineer/Scientist, Laboratory Automation, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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