Automation Engineer

Pleasanton, CA 94588 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/19/2018 Job ID: 12971 Industry: Clinical & Scientific

Bayside Solutions is seeking an Automation Engineer to be a part of our partner’ s team in the Pleasanton Area. They are a gene editing technology company developing a family of CRISPR enzymes.

Our Company Bio:  Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

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Automation Engineer

Responsible for developing and operating automation solutions in support of the Enzyme Engineering and Applications teams.

Job Benefits:
  • Work for a company that is local to the bay area and recognized as a leader of innovation.
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • This position is eligible for medical, vision, dental benefits, paid sick time, and 401K.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Based on requirements gathered from Enzyme Engineering and Applications teams, assist in selecting, purchasing, installing and validating new automation equipment
  • Work closely with bench scientists to adapt protocols to automated systems and script new workflows that meet key performance metrics
  • Collaborate with scientific teams to execute these automated workflows
  • Perform equipment maintenance, calibration and quality assurance to ensure process robustness and minimize down time
  • Integrate automated workflows with internal software and data systems to automate complex experimental designs and ensure samples and metadata are captured and tracked appropriately

Required Qualifications:
  • MS or BS in a Science or Engineering discipline
  • 3 or more years hand-on experience with automated liquid handling systems such as Tecan Freedom Evo, Biomek FX/NX or Hamilton Vantage/Microlab.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt bench-scale protocols to automation systems
  • Experience with relevant software and data systems such as Python, C++, SQL
  • A desire to work in a highly collaborative and cross-functional team
  • Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced startup environment

Brierly Lindberg

Have you ever been submitted by a recruiter, and never given any feedback? Here at Bayside Solutions, we hold ourselves to a higher standard than the average staffing agency. A tool is only as useful as the hand that wields it, just as I am only as useful as the candidates I associate with. My success is a byproduct of solid teamwork and transparency to ensure I put my contractors in the best possible position to succeed. With that in mind, I would enjoy the opportunity to learn more about you and start our relationship-based recruiting on a great note.

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