Automation Engineer

Job Location
7026 Koll Center Parkway
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Job Description

The Automation Engineer will be responsible for developing and operating automation solutions in support of Inscripta’s Enzyme Engineering and Applications teams. Inscripta’s laboratory automation platform is rapidly expanding and this is a unique opportunity to develop new capability from the ground up. This includes creating, executing and maintaining novel automated workflows.   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
  • 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
How to Apply

If this job sounds like a solid fit, you want to work in high growth company with proven success, and be part of an entrepreneurial organization, send your resume right away. E-mail your resume to and tell us why Inscripta should hire you. Inscripta is headquartered in Boulder, CO and this position is located in a rapidly expanding second location in Pleasanton, CA.

About Our Organization

Inscripta is a gene editing technology company dedicated to creating the tools needed to revolutionize how we feed, fuel, and heal humanity. This includes developing a family of CRISPR enzymes (called MADzymes), bespoke nucleases for researchers and commercial partners, and a full suite of gene editing tools (software, instruments, and reagents) that will significantly increase the speed and efficiency of precision gene editing. Due to rapid growth, Inscripta is seeking an Enzyme Engineering Scientist to develop the next generation of DNA editing tools. This position will be located in our Pleasanton, California office.

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