Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan, and to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.
Calico is seeking a motivated Senior Automation Engineer to join our team. This position will be focused on building automated platforms for protein expression, purification, and functional characterization. They will work with collaborators in protein sciences, machine learning, software development, and many other disciplines. Responsibilities will include:
Actively participating in the system planning process - acting as automation subject matter expert during discussions of scope, scalability, and feasibility
Working with a team of engineers and scientists to design and build the workflow process
Scripting automated liquid handlers and integrated robotic systems
Building interfaces between the hardware and software subsystems
Drafting plans for testing and validation to ensure that the systems are operating within specification and robust against errors
Training end-users, drafting documentation for day-to-day use, and troubleshooting errors
Creativity, analytical thinking, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems while maintaining a positive attitude are critical to success in this position.
In-depth experience programming complex automated liquid handling systems
Experience with Hamilton Vantage (or similar) platforms