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Senior LIMS Engineer

Employer
Eikon Therapeutics
Location
Hayward, CA
Start date
Apr 25, 2024

Job Details

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

Position

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Engineer, Lab Information Management Systems (LIMS) to contribute to the design and implementation of LIMS and integrated data management solutions to support all phases of our research pipeline. You will work closely with our scientists and engineers to capture and manage functional scientific data management requirements. You will be a core member of a team that is responsible to build/implement scalable solutions to fulfill these requirements that fit into our data management ecosystem and ensure the integrity of our data architecture.

About You

You are agile of mind and effectively communicate difficult concepts. You work well within a fast-paced, mission-driven, dynamic environment. You are prepared to tackle a broad selection of challenges as the company grows, and you possess a deep desire to pursue creative solutions with broad guidance and a high degree of independence. You can partner with R&D leadership and functional area scientists to proactively identify areas of need, design solutions, prioritize work, coordinate pilot studies, ensure appropriate system usage, and regularly report on system metrics and portfolio execution.

What You’ll Do

  • Work on system design, implementation and change management for R&D informatics solutions including LIMS, Inventory Management, ELN etc.
  • Join a core team that is responsible for LIMS rollout and data migration, specifically on Dotmatics platform.
  • Actively involved in the administration and integration of LIMS software into R&D projects and systems
  • Contribute to the design, development, test, and implementation of LIMS solutions
  • Provide support to create or update LIMS modules, data capture, and reporting tools
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop an end-to-end digital architecture roadmap
  • Work with project stakeholders to analyze data management and analytics needs across R&D functions
  • Gather user stories, design applications, implement and integrate systems and guide the functionality of IT systems across the company
  • Implement data automation processes
  • Ensure that systems are fully documented with system requirements, architectural design, and operational plans
  • Coordinate the training and support of end-users on system usage and best practices
  • Responsible for application licenses and forecasting annual usage
  • Participate in design of enterprise-wide data platform architecture and ensure the systems adhere to that architecture
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and trends in LIMS engineering

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., or MS plus 3 years of relevant experience, or BS plus 5 years of relevant experience in computer science, life science, engineering, or a related field or equivalent training, fellowship, and/or work experience.
  • Experience with ELN, LIMS, scientific data management, compound registration, sample inventory, instrument data capture, assay results, and electronic laboratory notebooks, specifically on CDD Vault and Dotmatics.
  • Proven experience in new LIMS rollout, data migration, testing, and validation.
  • Applicable experience in software development and/or systems integration, preferably within a scientific or laboratory environment, especially one that is related to drug development.
  • Proven experience working closely with scientific stakeholders to understand their informatics needs, and subsequently defining complex system requirements, scope, objectives, and key results in the context of larger organizational goals.
  • A track record of achievements in designing and implementing LIMS apps for data access and/or visualization
  • Experience working in a life sciences or biopharmaceutical environment such as early-stage research, drug discovery, or other biological sciences discipline is preferred.
  • Familiarity with laboratory operations and workflows, experience with designing, implementing, and maintaining computational workflows involving multiple modular steps, and knowledge of data analysis in life sciences
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages and platforms like Java, Python
  • Experience with different types of data storage implementations. relational and non-relational (e.g., key-value, document, SQL, graph/graph databases), and optimizations of data storage by mixing and matching
  • Experience in documenting detailed software requirements, user stories, business processes, and/or software specifications for both custom and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills in a fast-pace R&D environment where the product requirements and internal software tools may change over time
  • Demonstrated success working independently on initiatives of high complexity, uncertainty, and risk with minimal guidance and direction.
  • Able to present your work, both verbally and in writing, to diverse audiences including scientific stakeholders, technical teams, as well as research leadership.

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $134,000 to $146,300 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.

Company

Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

Company info
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3929 Point Eden Way
Hayward
CA
94545
US

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