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Laboratory Automation & Next Generation Sequencing Engineer at SNIPR BIOME

Would you like to take the lead in streamlining and automating the lab and digital workflows at SNIPR Biome? Would you like to drive automation and next generation sequencing (NGS) improving our research and help SNIPR BIOME develop new medicines? If yes, you have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and growing team of 45 persons at SNIPR BIOME in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen.

Our main goal at SNIPR Biome is to engineer microbiomes using CRISPR technology, to treat a number of serious and life-threatening diseases, such as diabetes, infectious diseases and cancer. The working environment is fun, fast-paced, collaborative, and outcome focused.

We seek a Laboratory Automation Engineer to work as the leading engineer. The role is focused on laboratory automation and instrumentation, including programming lab automation, as well as designing, building, integrating, maintaining and improving automated methodologies for laboratory biological processes in close collaboration with the research scientists.

Responsibilities

  • Drive laboratory automation projects for molecular biology, genomics, next generation sequencing, assays and microbiome
  • Implement laboratory instrument software and tools to drive high-throughput
  • Collaborate with third-party vendors to evaluate, negotiate and implement new automation solutions.
  • Coordinate and lead experimental design of sequencing experiments.
  • Operate and maintain in-house Illumina instrumentation incl. NGSdata QC and troubleshooting.
  • Keep abreast of technical advances and explore new and innovative ideas to improve NGS workflows.
  • Serve as an expert resource to communicate and advise on strategic and tactical issues in automation, engineering, and sequencing.
  • Coordinating procurement of consumables
  • Proactively evaluate new technologies, analyze existing workflows, identify bottlenecks, and develop solutions to improve efficiency, throughput, cost, and quality.

Requirements 

  • 1+ years’ experience in implementation and operation of automated systems, including designing, building, and deploying automated laboratory workflows in life sciences or clinical laboratory settings.
  • Expertise in programming Hamilton instrumentation required.
  • Data handling and coding skills, e.g., Python.
  • Experience with equipment used for PCR, next generation sequencing, and purification.
  • Knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid isolation/purification, DNA assembly, transformation is a plus.
  • Creative thinker with perseverance in problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written.

What are the benefits?

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance.

Application

We will conduct interviews on a running basis – so, do not hesitate to apply. Application deadline: 25 June 2021 via the “Apply Online” button on the Jobindex portal:

Laboratory Automation & Next Generation Sequencing Engineer | Jobindex

All applications must be submitted via the Jobindex portal and be in English. The application must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eric van der Helm, Head of Synthetic Biology & Bioinformatics, evdh@sniprbiome.com

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