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Automation Engineer


New York Stem Cell Foundation

Job Location

619 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
New York, NY 10001
United States

Job Description

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is a growing and successful nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate cures through stem cell research.

NYSCF is seeking an experienced Automation Engineer to join the Engineering Team to support high-throughput manufacturing and R&D in an automated facility, primarily involved in cell line production and downstream assays. In this full-time role, you will join an exciting, multi-disciplinary team in our growing laboratory. You will assist in automating stem cell-related projects and work collaboratively with laboratory members and across the organization.

What you'll do

  • Support existing automated equipment solutions deployed throughout the laboratory by providing software and hardware troubleshooting.
  • Develop novel liquid handling processes across various liquid handling instruments, including devices from manufacturers such as Hamilton, Agilent and Dynamic Devices.
  • Build custom software solutions (i.e., macros, web pages, custom configurations of off-the-shelf tools, Visual Studio) that assist The Global Stem Cell Array™ user base.
  • Create test plans for equipment and software that have stated requirements and specifications.
  • Assist in the integration of methods and protocols with NYSCF's proprietary LIMS.
  • Analyze data via commercial data analysis packages and communicate those results in a team environment.
  • Evaluate and test new automation technologies/platforms.


What we're looking for

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in science or engineering-related fields.
  • 2+ years of experience developing or operating automated instrumentation and laboratory measurement devices: liquid-handling robots, plate readers, vial/tube handlers, etc.
  • Hands-on experience operating, developing, maintaining, or debugging liquid handling robots.
  • Proficiency in programming Hamilton robotics is strongly desired (or other liquid handler programming experience).
  • Experience working as a process/product development team member, developing high-reliable solutions according to specifications and timelines.
  • Experience in a lab environment is preferred, with mammalian cell culture experience a plus.
  • Computer Assisted Design & Arduino microcontroller programming are a plus.

We offer all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package that goes into effect on the first of the month following your start date.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required employment eligibility verification upon hire. The position is located onsite on a full-time basis at our location in Manhattan.

NYSCF is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our company. It ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Research Institute facility is a fully COVID-19 vaccinated workplace.

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