LIMS Application Support Engineer

South San Francisco, CA
Jan 28, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Graphite Bio is a clinical-stage, next-generation gene editing company harnessing high efficiency targeted gene integration to develop a new class of therapies to potentially cure a wide range of serious and life-threatening diseases. Graphite Bio is pioneering a precision gene editing approach that could enable a variety of applications to transform human health through its potential to achieve one of medicine’s most elusive goals: to precisely “find & replace” any gene in the genome. Graphite Bio’s platform allows it to precisely correct mutations, replace entire disease-causing genes with normal genes or insert new genes into predetermined, safe locations. The company was co-founded by academic pioneers in the fields of gene editing and gene therapy, including Maria Grazia Roncarolo, M.D., and Matthew Porteus, M.D., Ph.D.

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The Role:   In this newly created role, you will support our organization by maintaining systems required for proper operations and improvement of various systems like LIMS, lab interfaces, lab applications. You will participate in gathering requirements for implementing lab workflows. Implement and manage various applications used by research groups. You will also manage day-to-day availability and support for all systems and Lab interfaces. Drive initiatives to implement, upgrade, develop the projects. Gatekeeper for managing access to different systems. Provides training for end-users to adhere to system use guidelines. Manage vendor interactions to build/customize the systems according to requirements.   What You Will Do:
  • Configure, administer and maintain LIMS and ELN applications.
  • Working with teams to gather requirements and implement the optimal solutions with help from vendors
  • Troubleshoot system errors and implement remediations
  • Root cause analysis and potential fix/solution for recurring problems
  • Build and maintain user guides, how-to videos/documents for LIMS workflows and lab applications
  • Manage SaaS applications like Confluence, Jira, SmartSheet, SharePoint

What You Will Bring:

  • Hands-on experience administrating and configuring LIMS systems (preferably Benchling LIMS) and associated applications
  • Good communication skills
  • Familiarity with lab instrument integrations and automation
  • Hands-on knowledge of at least one scripting language preferably Python
  • Familiarity with writing SQL queries to extract data and build custom reports
Fit with Graphite Bio’s culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual
  • contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with Graphite Bios’ Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Graphite Bio 
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
Compensation/ Benefits:
  • Competitive salary with equity 
  • Health benefits
  Graphite Bio is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   To all recruitment agencies: Graphite Bio does not accept agency resumes or applications. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Graphite Bio employees. Graphite Bio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes or applications.