Lab Automation Associate

South san francisco, CA


Our client connects human biology and machine learning to provide better medicines for patients in need. Become a part of the founding team of this biotech startup that has had long-term stability due to significant funding, and yet is very much in the startup phase. There are ample opportunities for significant impact due to the early and exciting phase of growth. You will work closely with a very talented team, learn a broad range of skills, and help shape the company culture, strategic direction, and outcomes. Apply now to make a difference!


  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to develop, transfer and validate manual process steps to automated liquid handling and integrated systems
  • Support the day-to-day activities for high-throughput molecular biology workflows ranging from RNA isolation to NGS-based QC
  • Support the development and operation of in-house sequencing and genomic assays, such as single cell and bulk RNA-seq
  • Work to support efforts to improve the reproducibility and quality control tools on our high-through workflows


  • B.S. or M.S. in biological sciences, biochemical engineering, or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in academia or industry
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques including NGS prep, and DNA and RNA purification 
  • Experience creating documentation for process validation and standardized operating procedures
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with integrating equipment data with LIMS tools
  • Familiarity with sample/inventory management systems  
  • Familiarity with liquid handling systems 
  • Experience in automated NGS library prep methods a plus
  • Experience working with large-scale automation systems a plus
  • Familiarity calibrating, maintaining and performing quality control on laboratory equipment a plus


  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Open vacation policy
  • Catered lunches daily
  • Commuter benefits
  • Paid parental leave
 This is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


2 (Yrs)




Creating Documentation Large-scale Automation Systems Liquid Handling Systems Inventory Management Systems Automated NGS Microbiology LIMS NGS DNA Purification RNA Purification Sample Management System


South san francisco, CA

Job Type

Full Time