Lab Automation Technician at uBiome
San Francisco, CA, US
Do you enjoy the smell of burning solder and the sound of robots whirring? Do you enjoy knowing that each day brings a new set of challenges? Do electronics seem to bend to your will? Then you are a fantastic fit for our role in our Automation department.

As a Lab Automation Technician, you will be responsible for providing advanced level expertise in responding to work orders, troubleshooting, and calibration service on the laboratory equipment (Liquid Handlers, Freezers, etc.) to ensure uninterrupted operation of essential instrumentation and electrical equipment. You will build, repair, and maintain custom liquid handling robots to be used in our R&D and Clinical labs. You can be an night-owl or an early-bird, both are welcome in our flock.

What the role entails:

Calibrates, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs pharmaceutical laboratory equipment instrumentation such as liquid handlers, PCR machines, etc.
Troubleshoot and proactively maintain automation equipment
Perform IQ/OQ/PQ on new liquid handling robots, troubleshoot issues with current robots
Provide ongoing support for lab personnel to make sure that robots operate at peak efficiency
Utilizes strong mechanical and electrical skills in order to complete assignments
Keep accurate maintenance records in Jira and our LIMS database
Interface with cross functional teams to achieve end goals

What we are looking for:

Strong attention to detail and organization skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Electronic circuit design, layout, and assembly knowledge
Mechanical aptitude, ability to use electric and manual hand tools
Biotech, pharmaceutical, Lab automation providers, or clinical-laboratory experience
Technical proficiency and experience in automation and systems integration for the life science industry; especially with robotics and liquid handling systems

Coding experience (Linux command line, Python, etc.)
Working knowledge of Git
Extra Bonus: Spanish fluency

About uBiome

Learn more about uBiome

uBiome offers competitive salaries combined with generous benefits that include:

Medical, dental, vision and FSA
401(k) plan with matching contributions
Meaningful equity
Unlimited PTO
Subsidized membership to a gym of your choice
Daily lunch service and plentiful snacks
Your choice of professional software and equipment

Interview Process
uBiome is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is designed to ensure that we continue to hire the very best. You’ll meet with members of the team you’ll be working with, as well as our leadership team. We have a mix of remote and phone interviews as well as on-site in-person interviews. The process concludes with a flexible paid work trial where you can apply your skills and get to know our team even better.