Accelerating and scaling immune cell engineering

Effective application of innovative technology in biological research requires a collaborative and cross-disciplinary mindset.

We are a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and synthetic biologists dedicated to empowering our Discovery and Development organizations through design and deployment of state-of-the-art computational and biological tools.

Automation Operations Associate

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments.

We are seeking an Automation Operations Associate to join our team. This role supports a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers to perform large scale experiments with a variety of automation tools and software. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, effective communication skills, the ability to prioritize a variety of tasks, learn new technologies quickly, and work independently in a fast-paced environment. This position reports to the Manager, Automation Operations.

What You Will Do:

  • Run and help scale high-throughput wet-lab experiments using automation.
  • Execute screening experiments to generate reproducible data with clearly defined QC metrics. 
  • Perform cell culture and maintenance on primary cell lines. 
  • Troubleshoot and document technical issues during execution in collaboration with members of the Automation and High-throughput Assay team.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for high-throughput screening assays as well as semi-automated assays to support research. 
  • Perform day-to-day routine equipment maintenance, schedule calibration/preventative maintenance, organize lab operation processes, and support general lab activities of the Automation and High-throughput Assay team. 
  • Create consumable kits needed for different processes.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment in the laboratory for performance of duties.
  • Display a high-level of customer service to ensure the scientists and engineers have a positive and productive experience.

  • What You Will Bring:

  • BS in bioengineering, biology, molecular/cell biology, biochemistry or relevant laboratory experience
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to learn new technologies and software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team within a highly collaborative environment
  • Desire to work in a dynamic start-up environment
  • Experience in cell culturing and operating automated tools and software preferred

  • What We Will Offer You: 
    ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge. 

    We have a robust mentorship program, and comprehensive development tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as they are our greatest asset. They bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

    ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    “Modern data science, automation, and synthetic biology approaches have tremendous potential to accelerate the development of effective cell therapies. ArsenalBio is being built from the ground up to optimize the leveraging of these approaches through early and deep integration of engineers and technologists into our R&D programs. We are seeking ambitious and talented teammates to join us in our mission to improve the lives of cancer patients.”

    Tarjei Mikkelsen, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer


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    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

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