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Stealth NewCo Gene Editing & Delivery

Job Title: Head of Automation

Job Number: 30741

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Sci.bio has partnered with an exceptionally well funded, gene-therapy stealth co aiming to unlock the full potential of gene therapy based on
a novel delivery platform coupled with proprietary CRISPR gene editing technology . This is not your average start-up and is founded by a prominent, world-class leadership team
and Board of Directors.

 What makes us different? Over the last decade significant progress has been made in developing powerful technologies for genomic medicines. However, one major challenge for gene therapies remains: the effective and safe delivery of genetic information to patients. Our modular gene delivery platform, derived from the human genome, allows us to package and deliver therapeutic payloads safely into the human body. Together with compact CRISPR gene editors, our approach positions us to overcome these challenges and transform the way genomic medicines are developed and deployed.  

 We are founded by a world leader in CRISPR technologies, with a best in class Board of Directors, and funded by investors committed to our mission.  

 We are seeking energetic, motivated scientists to join our team in developing these new technologies and who are unwavering in their commitment to making an impact on patients’ lives. As an early member, you will help shape our scientific foundation and company culture.


We are seeking an experienced Head of Automation to build a team of engineers and our automated biological laboratory. In this role, you will lead a team to establish robotics infrastructure and innovate with a group of biologists, engineers and chemists to discover and adapt biological systems into therapeutics. An ideal candidate will have extensive hands-on experience with liquid handlers (Hamilton, Formulatrix and similar systems), integrating with LIMS systems (Benchling or similar), and working with computational and wet lab teams to innovate better ways to do science. You will work with a diverse team of scientists to engineer next-generation gene delivery and editing technologies, and lead the field in laboratory automation.


    •    Build and manage a team of engineers and scientists to lead laboratory automation

    •    Develop and optimize new liquid handler protocols for screening and high-throughput assays

    •    Adapt automation to achieve diverse scientific goals

    •    Assist scientists with operation of automation platforms

    •    Assist with organization and storage of data originating from automated systems

    •    Responsible for strategy and execution of engineering projects to support lab and manufacturing equipment and systems

    •    Establish and direct strategy and standards for equipment purchases, installation, calibration, maintenance, service contracts and decommissioning

    •    Explore and evaluate modern technologies in automation, liquid handling, sample analysis, etc

Required Skills

    •    Experience building and leading highly productive teams

    •    Requires a BS in biology/engineering/biotechnology 

    •    Experience with Hamilton liquid handlers strongly preferred

    •    Hands-on experience with high-throughput liquid handling systems, troubleshooting, and maintenance

    •    Proven track record of successfully automating manual lab processes

    •    Experience creating robotics and automation scripts

    •    Ability to communicate at various levels within the organization as well as with external vendors

    •    Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise with liquid handling equipment

Our Stealth company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. Valuing respect, curiosity and inclusivity is required. IND-1 


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