Company Summary:

Generate Biomedicines, Inc. is a Flagship backed, privately-held biotechnology company on a mission to reimagine the drug discovery process to one of dynamic, data-driven generation. We pursue this audacious vision because we believe in the unique and revolutionary power of generative biology to radically transform the lives of billions, with an outsized opportunity for patients in need. Generate will be successful by constantly turning innovative ideas into methods, technologies, and products that solve some of the most difficult challenges with developing medicines. We are seeking collaborative, relentless problem solvers that share our passion for impact to join us!

Generate was founded by Flagship Pioneering. Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has applied a unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $34 billion in aggregate value. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises 41 transformative companies, including: Axcella Health (NASDAQ: AXLA), Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Evelo Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVLO), Foghorn Therapeutics, Indigo Ag, Kaleido Biosciences (NASDAQ: KLDO), Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), Sana Biotechnology, Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), and Syros Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SYRS). 

Job Description:

Generate Biomedicines is looking for a talented individual to join our automation and robotics team. This team enables multiple functions at Generate to leverage our state-of-the-art high-throughput instrumentation and data pipeline infrastructure. The ideal candidate will translate their computer programming and engineering skills into building methods for liquid handling robots and high-throughput lab instrumentation. Software-specific training will be provided. Work with researchers to adapt manual benchtop protocols into high-throughput methods on liquid handling robots. Translate user feedback into method modification or new feature design. Work closely with the Informatics team to ensure smooth communication between lab instrumentation and our database. Assist researchers with data transformation and organization to ensure proper formatting for database uploads. Identify new opportunities for efficiency through the use of automation by maintaining a holistic view of usage patterns and lab workstreams. This position will work closely with team members across Generate to collaborate on protein purification, biophysical characterization, cell-based functional assays, data collection for machine learning, etc. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, start-up environment with an employee-centric culture.

Responsibilities

  • Learn instrument-specific software for controlling liquid handling robots including, Hamilton, Tecan, Biomek, Dynamic Devices.
  • Build new programs on liquid handling robots based on function needs
  • Onboard and maintain robotics and high-throughput instrumentation
  • Assist with data extraction, transformation, and loading workflows
  • Assist in the process of onboarding users to leverage high-throughput instrumentation

Required skills

  • Good listening skills and multi-disciplinary communication
  • Demonstrated experience building programs with user interface elements
  • Understanding of the basic principles of user interface design
  • Understanding of database structures
  • Preferred languages, Python, R, SQL, C++
  • The following experience is a plus: molecular biology, cloning, protein purification, cell culture

Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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