Automation Engineer

Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc.
Job Location
Woburn, MA 01801
Job Description


Primary responsibility includes developing new and maintaining existing laboratory automation methods as well as supporting communication with a custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for a clinical next generation sequencing (NGS) pipeline.


  • Utilize laboratory automation and LIMS to improve processes and or implement new processes to make laboratory more efficient
  • Design and execute validation plans for new automation scripts
  • Develop databases and web portals for result retrieval and visual display
  • Follow best practices: issue tracking, source code control, and document management
  • Maintain and support automation to communicate with custom LIMS system for a clinical next generation sequencing (NGS) pipeline
  • BS/MS in physical science, engineering, bioinformatics or related field
  • 1-2 years of laboratory experience (preferably in a clinical laboratory)
  • Previous laboratory automation experience (preferably Hamilton robotics)
  • Previous LIMS experience is a plus
  • Familiarity of NGS Sample prep processes a plus Experience with NetSuite and/or JavaScript is a plus
  • Experience with SQL (Oracle, MySQL) and noSQL (MongoDB) databases a plus
  • Experience with multiple operating systems, including Linux a plus
  • Experience with software deployment in cloud, especially Amazon AWS
  • Experience with designing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) is a plus
  • Start-up experience is a plus
How to Apply

If this job sounds like a solid fit, and you want to work in a high growth company with proven success, and be part of an entrepreneurial organization that can create positive outcomes in the lives of the patients, send your resume right away!  E-mail your resume to, and tell us why Courtagen Life Sciences should hire you.  Courtagen is located in Woburn, MA

About Our Organization

Courtagen is a privately-held life sciences and molecular information company that converts genomic data into actionable clinical information for the diagnosis of critical pediatric neurological and metabolic disorders. Specifically, Courtagen focuses on mitochondrial disorders, epilepsy, and intellectual disability, including autism spectrum disorders. Courtagen’s state-of-the-art Next-Generation Sequencing clinical laboratory integrates genotype, phenotype, and disease mechanism data using cloud-based computing and custom analytical methods to provide the most comprehensive results for clinicians, patients, and their families to better understand and treat their disease.  

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