Senior Automation Engineer

| Danvers, MA, USA
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Who we are...

Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is a different kind of life sciences company, one founded, owned, and run by active research scientists, with the highest standards of product and service quality, technological innovation, and scientific rigor for over 20 years. We consistently provide fellow scientists around the globe with best-in-class products and services to fuel their quests for discovery.

Helping researchers find new solutions is our main mission every day, but it's not our only mission. We're also dedicated to helping identify solutions to other problems facing our world. We believe that all businesses must be responsible and work in partnership with local communities, while seeking to minimize their environmental impact. That's why we joined 1% for the Planet as its first life science member, and have committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2029.

The role...

Our mission is to streamline the process of antibody development and provide end-to-end solutions through the integration of hardware and software. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented automation engineer with experience in laboratory automation to assist in CST vision to scale its antibody discovery and validation process. As a part of the Automation team, you will have the opportunity to work with an amazing group of scientists to optimize process efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality. You will be responsible for method development, training, instrument maintenance, hardware repair, periodic instrument performance validation. This cross-functional, team-oriented position requires strong communication skills and the ability to interface with scientists and other stakeholders.

You'll have the opportunity to...

  • Design and establish integrated platforms for end-to-end automation solutions
  • Work with scientists to develop, optimize, and implement new automated workflows and systems for the production, characterization, and testing of antibody candidates
  • Perform lab automation operations, including protocol design, error recovery, point-teaching, editing, order scheduling, run execution leveraging scheduling software (e.g. Cellario, Green Button Go, Sami) and standalone software (e.g. Venus, Biomek, Vwork, Maestro)
  • Assist scientists with the operation of automation platforms, providing training and error-recovery support as needed
  • Manage equipment scheduling, service contracts, and regular equipment preventative maintenance
    Coordinate with different cross-functional team members and execute projects in a timely manner
  • Monitor and evaluate new and emerging technologies in laboratory automation systems

Who you are and what you bring to the team...

  • A Bachelor’s degree in biology, engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience or a Master’s degree in biology, engineering, or a related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience
  • Proven track record of successfully automating manually executed tasks on robotic systems for end-to-end functionality
  • Experience integrating liquid handlers to analytical instrumentation in an R&D environment
  • Proven track record of a minimum of 3 years in both writing and optimizing scripts on the Hamilton platform
  • Ability to create project plans, track timelines, communicate progress and delays to stakeholders
  • Proven track record of working in a team environment to accomplish company goals and timelines
  • Flexibility to adapt to business needs, able to work independently and effectively multitask to meet timelines
  • Excellent written, verbal, and customer service skills

Ideally, you have...

  • High energy and self-motivation
  • Experience in a high throughput screening environment
  • Knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid isolation, purification, NGS, cell culture, and imaging
  • An extremely process-oriented mindset, with acute attention to detail
  • Familiarity with executing automated systems via LIMS
  • Experience with Python or equivalent programming language
  • Experience with Google Suite (Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets)

What we offer....

At Cell Signaling Technology (CST) we recognize that people will always be our most important asset. Providing a safe, inclusive, and stimulating working environment that understands the importance of diversity, human dignity and meaningful work is as important as establishing company policies that incorporate excellent health insurance and pay benefits. We recognize that development of people is the key to their happiness and thus ensure every employee has impactful discussions with their manager and develops actionable performance and professional development plans. Lastly, we are committed to engaging and supporting our employees in committees and philanthropy that benefit their local communities and environment through community investment programs.


  • Medical (BCBS) and Dental (Delta Dental) plans paid at 90%
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending accounts
  • 401(k) Plan with 6% match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous PTO package
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Onsite Subsidized Cafeteria
  • Free Parking

Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a veteran or as a member of the military or status in any group protected by applicable federal or state laws.


All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Cell Signaling Technology (CST) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of CST, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by CST for this position and a valid agreement with CST is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the CST agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Physical Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Laboratory setting, work environment is typically quiet
  • Sitting or standing at a computer station
  • While in the lab, work area may have noise from equipment (refrigerator, freezer, etc.)

More Information on Cell Signaling Technology
Cell Signaling Technology operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Danvers, MA. Cell Signaling Technology was founded in 1999. It has 679 total employees. To see all 3 open jobs at Cell Signaling Technology, click here.
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