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Automation Engineer

Company: Relay Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Relay Therapeutics is a new breed of company at the intersection of computation and biotechnology that is committed to creating medicines that will have a transformative impact on patients.

We combine unprecedented computational power with leading-edge experimental approaches across the fields of structural biology, biophysics, chemistry and biology. This integration illuminates - for the first time - the full mobility of a protein and provides key insights into how the dynamic nature of a protein's conformation regulates function. The team at Relay is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients' lives. We don't just stare hard problems in the face. We go out looking for them. Are you energized by attempting to do the impossible? We're looking for you.

The Opportunity:

The Automation Engineer position is at the heart of the company. We are looking for someone to continue the growth of Relay Therapeutics' discovery engine and unique discovery processes. In collaboration with our discovery researchers and compound management team, you will lead the automation initiatives across Relay Therapeutics with a primary focus on High Throughput Screening.

Your Role:

  • Develop and maintain automated systems including process and technology evaluation.
  • Advance process development through application and integration development with our LIMS and informatics support
  • Develop strong relationships with our external robotic, software and consulting resources
  • Help drive toward the success of our automation platform through identification of new robotic systems and further development of current systems
  • Mentor and train user groups

Your Background:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering field, with 8+ years' experience in the pharma, biotech industry
  • Desire to drive our automated platform in a laboratory setting working with cutting-edge automation equipment
  • Expertise in laboratory automation and development of robotic systems
  • A self-motivated, detail oriented individual able to multitask with an inventive attitude
  • Demonstrated strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service
  • Must be flexible and responsive to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively meet deadlines while working in a time dependent atmosphere
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

We believe in building balanced teams and a place where our people can be their best self every day. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Our Culture:

At Relay Tx, we believe that along with our people, our culture is our greatest asset. In fact we're proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" in 2017, the #1 place for small companies in 2018 & the #2 place for small companies in 2019. To drive that culture, no one will stop you or hold you back. Instead, we will give you the tools and colleagues to push forward relentlessly and cheer you on as you go. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.

About Relay Therapeutics

Relay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage precision medicines company transforming the drug discovery process with the goal of bringing life-changing therapies to patients. Built on unparalleled insights into protein motion and how this dynamic behavior relates to protein function, we aim to effectively drug protein targets that have previously been intractable, with an initial focus on enhancing small molecule therapeutic discovery in targeted oncology and genetic diseases. Our Dynamo platform integrates an array of leading-edge experimental and computational approaches to provide a differentiated understanding of protein structure and motion to drug these targets. We have built a world-class team of leading experts from each of these disciplines, and they are driven by a deep collaboration at every step of our drug discovery process.

Our team is equal parts fearless and relentless, with a shared passion for working collaboratively in intellectually stimulating environments. If you're excited by the challenge of putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery and passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients, join us!

Keywords: Relay Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge , Automation Engineer, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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