The Laboratory for Genomic Research at UCSF is seeking candidates to fill an Automation Engineer position. This individual will be responsible for overseeing and developing methods for a variety of automation platforms, including automated tissue culture, transfection, and minipreps. Experience developing automation methods is required. Experience with Thermo Momentum, Labcyte, Hamilton, Agilent, and Thermo automation equipment is a plus. The Automation Engineer will report to the Head of Technology but work in close collaboration with the Biology and Computational groups in the LGR to enable arrayed functional genomics screens.
The Automation engineer will be responsible for designing, programming, and maintaining the automation platforms in the Laboratory for Genomic Research. These platforms will support arrayed functional genomic screens and are critical to the success of the LGR. The Automation Engineer will have the opportunity to perform hands-on assay/method development and learn about the full CRISPR screening workflow.
The Laboratory for Genomic Research is a collaborative effort between UCSF, UC Berkeley, and GlaxoSmithKline. The LGR is focused on scaling up current and next-generation functional genomics platforms to better understand the genetic basis of diseases. We are seeking an automation engineer to develop and manage several integrated automation platforms that will be used in our arrayed CRISPR/Cas-based functional genomics workflows.
- Bachelor's degree in Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, or a related area and 3 years of relevant experience and/or equivalent experience/training
Thorough knowledge and experience in programming and developing automation platform methods
Demonstrated experience modifying automation methods
- Masters or PhD
Experience with Thermo Momentum, Labcyte Tempo, Hamilton STAR, and Agilent Bravo platforms
Demonstrated experience creating automation methods
Experience troubleshooting automation platforms
Ability to work in a collaborative manner; identify challenges and barriers and recommend resolutions
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Job Code and Payroll Title
007120 RSCH AND DEV ENGR 3
Research and Scientific
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Appointment End Date
Mission Bay (SF)
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