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Senior Scientist, Automation Engineer

Company: Sana Biotechnology
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE Sana Biotechnology is looking to expand our team with hard-working individuals who believe in the potential of cells as engineered medicines, have the vision to do creative things, and the determination to execute that vision. Sana Biotechnology is seeking a highly skilled and creative engineer/scientist to drive implementation of automation solutions across Sana's R+D portfolio. In this role you will work closely with cell engineering, analytical genomics, cell line development, and analytical development teams to automate cell culture, cell line development, cell based assays, and next generation sequencing workflows to enhance. process efficiency and reproducibility. The successful candidate will influence design and build requirements of new automated platforms, lead development and implementation of automated scripts, train end users, and support the long-term use of the platforms. The qualified individual should have experience working with standalone and integrated systems in a fast-paced environment. The individual should also possess strong time management, organization, and communication skills along with exceptional attention to detail. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Implement robust and scalable automation methods for standalone and integrated systems. Develop automation solutions for cell culture, cell line development, analytical assays and NGS library preparation. Build great working relationships with vendors to drive successful collaborations on new installations, service calls, and platform development efforts. Work with biology and analytical teams to identify unmet needs and suggest new instrumentation and / or automation solutions to address them Coordinate testing and deployment of new automation methods with project teams Interface with Informatics and Computational Engineering colleagues to address sample data tracking and data analysis automation Work with Facilities, IT and Data Infrastructure teams to bring new technologies in and properly onboard them. Ability to stand for extended periods of time required QUALIFICATIONS Basic Qualifications BS/MS in Engineering discipline or BS/MS in Biology/Biochemistry with 6+ years of relevant industry experience Extensive experience programming at least one of: Hamilton STAR / Vantage, HighRes Prime, CyBio FeliX, Biomek FX, Tecan Fluent / Evo liquid handlers. Experience with scheduling software and integrated device management is a plus. Experience developing automation solutions for adherent and suspension cell line workflows Experience with Cell Line Development and/or analytical workflows Experience producing documentation for process validation and standardized operating procedures Experience calibrating, maintaining and performing quality control on automation equipment Excellent oral and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail and data quality, experience working on diverse collaborative teams, and an ability to execute in a fast-paced startup environment Preferred Qualifications Experience with automating nucleic acid extractions and library preparation is a plus Scripting ability in a language like python or C# as well as working knowledge of SQL and databases. Experience with Hamilton Vantage and Venus on Vantage (VoV) software Experience with HighRes Prime and Cellario Experience with CyBio FeliX Familiarity with version control and working with git repositories Familiarity with Benchling

Keywords: Sana Biotechnology, South San Francisco , Senior Scientist, Automation Engineer, Other , South San Francisco, California

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