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Lab Automation Engineer

Company: Alamar Biosciences, Inc.
Location: Fremont
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

At Alamar Biosciences, we're on a mission to transform the field of proteomics for the early detection of cancer and other diseases. We are creating the world's most sensitive proteomics platform to unmask the deepest secrets of our proteome. Our fully automated, high throughput platform will empower new biomarker discoveries for early detection and prevention of common diseases. We provide exceptional opportunities for those who have the entrepreneurial spirit, enjoy developing novel technologies and products, and aspire to grow together with the company.
We are seeking a Lab Automation Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team, which is tasked to develop a world-class fully automated instrument system for high precision proteomic analysis. The position is expected to play an important role in bridging the gap between assay technology and engineering designs through systematic verification and validation efforts.
Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Communicate with an interdisciplinary team to compile and track system integration problems and upgrade requests.
  • Using script language to program liquid handlers and other lab automation instruments automate proprietary assay protocols and verify the performance of the automated systems.
  • Help support and improve existing high throughput laboratory automation systems.
  • Guided by senior scientists/engineers, develop test methodology, plan and test instrumentation prototypes to evaluate their performances.
  • Under the general guidance of senior supervisor, design and perform experiments to identify and trouble shoot prototypes and lab automation systems.
  • Report trouble shooting findings to the instrument development team and help to develop solutions to address root causes.
    Requirements include:
    • M.S. degree with relevant experience or B.S. plus 5+ years of relevant industrial experience.
    • Experience in programming, testing of bioinstrumentation and/or lab automation systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and successfully work across multiple disciplines such as engineering, software and assay development teams.
    • Proficient technical writing skills and excellent documentation skills for experimental work and data analysis.
    • Experience in liquid handler robots and their programming languages (e.g., Hamilton, Tecan, Eppendorf, OEMs) is preferred.
    • Highly motivated, team-oriented and detailed individual with the proven ability to think innovatively toward solving problems effectively and efficiently.
      We offer a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package, including daily lunch, health, dental, vision, life insurance, a flexible spending plan, paid vacation, stock options and a 401(k) plan.
      Alamar Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Alamar Biosciences, Inc., Fremont , Lab Automation Engineer, Engineering , Fremont, California

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