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Automation Engineer Associate

Company: UPSIDE Foods
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description About us At the forefront of farming and food, UPSIDE Foods is innovating new ways to produce real meat, without the need to breed, feed and slaughter animals. Our process begins with an animal cell, which is cultivated and harvested as meat. The founding company of the industry, UPSIDE Foods is a mission-driven organization focused on bringing to meat lovers an authentic product that is truly humane, sustainably produced, nutritious and delicious We are now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across disciplines to make better meat for a better world. About this job The Automation Engineer Associate is building a complex automation system for cell and media screening. You will apply your interdisciplinary skills to design, develop, test, document, and support our liquid handlers. Working with software engineers, you will integrate the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) with liquid handler assays. You will develop worklists and liquid handler code for systems testing and validation, troubleshoot problems on our robots, and train technicians. You will be a part of a team that is fully committed to and passionate about our mission. Responsibilities include Develop, test, and maintain liquid handling methods Integrate laboratory instruments with scheduling and LIMS software Collaborate with scientists and lab technicians to create and validate robot methods Write automation ROPs Work with vendors to evaluate and purchase new instruments Maintain consumables inventory About you MS or BS degree in Bioengineering, or related field with 1 years experience focused in lab automation. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Experience operating and programming liquid handling platforms (Hamilton, Tecan, Lynx) Experience programming (C#, vbScript, Python, Java, etc) Ability to troubleshoot and fix electro-mechanical systems Customer service mind-set Mission-driven, self-directed with a strong work ethic Resilient, flexible, and driven in a rapidly changing environment Who you'll work with--- You will be mentored by a senior automation engineer. You will support scientists who use automation for cell maintenance and other assays. Key Contributions in First Year--- Develop a media dispensing application. Specify, develop, and validate an automated solution for low volume applications. Become an expert in our new integrated high throughput automation system. UPSIDE Benefits Stock options for all full-time incoming team members 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision) Pet insurance for your furry family members Unlimited PTO / 3 Weeks PTO Accrued Annually DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities UPSIDE Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

Keywords: UPSIDE Foods, Berkeley , Automation Engineer Associate, Engineering , Berkeley, California

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