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Automation Engineer

Company: BigHat Biosciences
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

The role: BigHat Biosciences is seeking a highly-motivated Automation Engineer to join our growing team. This position will cross-functionally contribute to the development and scaling of automated workflows within BigHat's state-of-the-art antibody engineering platform. Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of high-throughput automated assay processes, spanning a variety of technologies within drug and antibody discovery.
  • Program a variety of laboratory automation instruments and robotic systems.
  • Contribute to the design and development of BigHat's integrated workcells, with an eye for orders-of-magnitude capacity increase, cost reduction, and increased reliability.
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts, analyze existing workflows, identify bottlenecks, and develop innovative solutions geared for robustness and capacity.
  • Collaborate with software engineering and LIMS teams on building and implementing end-to-end integrated workflows leveraging BigHat's cutting-edge software stack.
  • Support design and documentation of equipment validation and qualification efforts. Preferred Qualifications
    • BS or MS degree in engineering or science in engineering, biochemistry, or related scientific field, with 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
    • Experience programming or operating automated liquid handling systems, from conception through all phases of development and implementation. Experience with Hamilton and/or OpenTrons platforms preferred but not required.
    • Experience with standard molecular biology and cell biology techniques and/or experience automating drug discovery processes preferred.
    • Functional knowledge in experimental design, bench execution, process documentation, and data analysis.
    • Strong communication skills, and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds (protein scientists, research associates, data scientists, software engineers, etc.) to scope, develop, and implement solutions.
    • Thrives in a fluid, dynamic start-up environment and enjoys building capabilities from the ground up. At BigHat we believe in titles that are commensurate with skill set, relative organizational impact, and value contribution; more experienced candidates are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that a more senior set of responsibilities may result in a more senior title.

Keywords: BigHat Biosciences, San Mateo , Automation Engineer, Engineering , San Mateo, California

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