Staff Lab Automation Engineer

Staff Lab Automation Engineer

Job Title: Staff Lab Automation Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact Name: Reece Mitellas
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Job Published: October 30, 2020 15:21

Job Description

SciPro and myself have been engaged to support a search for a Staff / Principal Lab Automation Engineer to join a leading precision medicine solutions company dedicated to discovery, development & commercialization of high-value healthcare solutions for transplant patients & caregivers.


The Automation Engineering team is expanding to support the rapid growth across the business. The Staff / Principal Lab Automation Engineer will work as part of the Automation Engineering Team developing, validating, implementing, optimizing, and supporting complicated integrated systems for our commercial laboratories. The successful Staff Lab Automation Engineer will be integral to the success of projects from conception to completion.



  • Develop high throughput automation processes with concepts of turnaround time optimization, reproducibility, and human-robot interaction minimization
  • Work with automation engineering team to design, develop, and build integrated automation platforms for improved usability and serviceability
  • Mentor Automation Engineers and provide training to users for new methods, and new user training
  • Experience with system control software and scheduler for integrated automation platforms is not required but nice to have




  • BA/BS in Molecular Biology, Engineering, or Life Science
  • A minimum 10 years of experience in developing, troubleshooting, and optimizing liquid handling (Agilent VWorks, HamiltonVenus, Beckman FX) and other automated instrumentation
  • Proven mentorship experience
  • Experienced in complex system integration, robotic arms, and automation scheduling software (Overlord, GreenButtonGo,Momentum, Cellario, etc.
  • Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment. Including the following; design control, performing verification andvalidation studies and experience with process development
  • General-purpose programming languages are nice to have (e.g VB/VBA/VBS, Python, Perl, R, C++/C#), SQL, and NGS relatedsoftware and computational tools
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment supporting both manufacturing operations and regulated diagnostic laboratories

Additional Details:


Our competitive Total Rewards package includes:
Competitive base salary and incentive compensation
Health and welfare benefits including a gym reimbursement program
401(k) savings plan match
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Pre-tax commuter benefits
And more!