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Automation Engineer 1

Company: Eikon Therapeutics
Location: Hayward
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionEikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon's discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.PositionAs an Automation Engineer at Eikon, you will join an interdisciplinary team of creative and talented individuals with outstanding expertise in the company's core technologies. You'll be responsible for collaborating with engineers and scientists to build platforms that automate and scale our experimental systems including Eikon's live-cell, single-molecule assay. You'll have a key role in designing, building, and maintaining these robotic platforms to ensure high quality and throughput of our data generation.About You

  • You're a detailed-oriented Automation Engineer who takes pride in scaling experiments with excellence
  • You're collaborative by nature, happy to jump in and help
  • You're conscientious and pay almost obsessive attention to detail; documentation and organization are second nature
  • You're a problem solver. You love learning and are not intimidated by hard challenges
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy pushing the edge of what is possible
  • You're resourceful and like to work independently but are not shy to ask for adviceWhat You'll Do
    • Design, build, and implement automation and robotics systems at Eikon
    • Work with engineers and biologists to "industrialize" our live-cell, single-molecule assay and deploy it across multiple drug discovery efforts
    • Team up with biologists to scale and automate other assays to accelerate our efforts in drug discovery
    • Collaborate and communicate across a diverse research team
    • Keep detailed and organized records of protocols and activities
    • Contribute to multiple projects with diverse teamsQualifications
      • B.S. degree in biology, engineering, or related field. An advanced degree is a plus
      • 3+ years of hands-on experience in laboratory automation in an industrial setting
      • Experience in with designing, building, and maintaining robotics systems, especially systems using 384- and 1536-well plates. Experience with light microscopy is a plus
      • Experience with lab automation software such as VWorks is preferred
      • Experience with computer programming. Javascript is a plus
      • Keen problem-solving skills and a passion to deliver quality
      • The ability to communicate clearly and build open, collaborative relationships is essentialEikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.In accordance with the Company's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA's emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company's Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Keywords: Eikon Therapeutics, Hayward , Automation Engineer 1, Other , Hayward, California

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