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Senior Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Senior Automation Engineer @Orakl Oncology

Lab based
Posted on
January 2, 2024
Orakl Oncology is a techbio company, based in Paris and aiming to transform the fight against cancer. We combine best-in-class biology with data-powered and AI-driven analysis to enable companies to identify and optimise new anti-cancer therapies. We are an interdisciplinary platform working at the intersection of cell biology, engineering and machine learning.
Orakl Oncology is a spin-off from the Gustave Roussy Institute, our offices are located in Paris and our lab in le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France. We have more than 30 years of combined research in the oncology field and we’re now looking for the best talents to come and join our ambitious team in the fight against cancer!
We are seeking an outstanding tinkerer and experimenter to automate the Orakl Oncology platform. They will be responsible for developing and running high-throughput workflows on our patient-derived organoids (these can be drug screens, CRISPR assays etc.).
As a Senior Automation Engineer, you will:
Lead our cell culture and experimentation automation strategy
Collaborate with the cell culture and data management teams to integrate automated systems into the lab infrastructure
Create and optimize cell culture and molecular biology protocols to maximize lab efficiency and accuracy
Source and onboard new equipment, integrate multiple devices and keep our automation in flight
Oversee the maintenance and troubleshooting of automated systems
Drive the development of our data and AI-compatible experimental pipelines
Develop and implement our LIMS and data collection strategy
If you like robots, have a passion for precision and innovation, enjoy collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, and want to be a part of building the next-generation platform for making biotechnological products - please apply!
This position reports directly to our CTO and also needs to work effectively and collaboratively with the teams at Orakl Oncology responsible for cell culture and data management.
Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.
MEng, MSc or PhD degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline
Ideally of 3 years of hands-on experience with developing protocols on various liquid handlers (e.g. Tecan, Hamilton, Opentrons) and other laboratory automation equipment
Good Python proficiency
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently and in a team environment
Exceptional collaboration an communication skills
Excitement to learn, contribute, and drive innovation in an early stage startup environment. Having an appetite for its ambiguity and fast pace
Exceptional collaboration an communication skills
Proficiency in English
Background in cell culture or computer science is a plus
Familiarity with automated laboratory scheduling software
Prior experience in cell/bacteria/yeast culture
Proficiency in writing liquid handler scripts
Familiarity with workflow management systems
Experience with engineering change control processes and/or software version control (Git, VSS, etc.)
Orakl is an intensely multidisciplinary project. If you want to interact with stellar clinicians, biologists and engineers on a day-to-day basis to transform oncology research, this is the place for you.

What We Offer:

Competitive salary and benefits.
Mission: Work in a cutting-edge environment, on the bleeding edge of cancer research.
Growth opportunities: we’re rapidly expanding the scope of our work and you will be offered multiple opportunities to grow with it!
Impact: you’re going to be participating in a fast-growing, multi-faceted project with multiple opportunities to shape it according to your interests.
Interested? Contact jobs@orakl-oncology.com with your CV and a description of your latest research project. We are waiting for you ☺️