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.

Lab Associate, Automation Operations (2151-N-690-AUTO)

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. 

Our people 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.

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

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. 
  • 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:

  • Associate or BS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or relevant laboratory 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.

  • Physical Demands/Working Environment:

  • Hours and days may vary depending on operational needs.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary.
  • Work in a BSL2 lab.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

  • 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


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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