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Senior Director of Automation

Company: Flagship Pioneering
Location: Boston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About Generate Biomedicines
Generate Biomedicines is a new kind of therapeutics company - existing at the intersection of machine learning, biological engineering, and medicine - pioneering Generative Biology--- to create breakthrough medicines where novel therapeutics are computationally generated, instead of being discovered. Generate has built a machine learning-powered biomedicines platform with the potential to generate new drugs across a wide range of biologic modalities. This platform represents a potentially fundamental shift in what is possible in the field of biotherapeutic development.
We pursue this audacious vision because we believe in the unique and revolutionary power of generative biology to radically transform the lives of billions, with an outsized opportunity for patients in need. We are seeking collaborative, relentless problem solvers that share our passion for impact to join us!
Generate was founded in 2018 by Flagship Pioneering and has received over $420 million in funding, providing the resources to rapidly scale the organization. The Company has offices in Cambridge, Somerville, and Andover with approximately 150 employees.
The Role:
GenerateBiomedicines is looking for a strategic leader to drive automation strategy and grow a world-class, fully digitally-integrated automation capability across all areas of R&D and manufacturing.
In this role, you will:

  • Drive and curate a holistic strategic vision for the automation activities at Generateand effectively communicate that vision across the company and through external facing messaging or partnerships.
  • Build an automation culture in the company and empower scientists to engage andimplement automation solutions.
  • Collaborate hand-in-hand with research informatics to drive a fully integrated data and automation strategy and novel software solutions across R&D
  • Enable scientific subject matter experts by maintaining awareness of the latest industry trends in lab-of-the future and lab automation across hardware, software, and data management.
  • Proactively build effective lines of communication between scientists and automationengineers to maximize workflow capacity and productivity, reduce development timelines, and improve precision.
  • Develop best practices to optimize and increase the speed of automated method
  • Support lab automation engineers through owning and driving lab automation projects.
  • Work with key stakeholders across departments to define, design and implement solutions that align with the Company's automation strategy
  • Leads the evaluation and budgeting new upcoming solutions and state of the art technology in alignment with company priorities.


    • Minimum of 10 years biopharmaceutical industry experience building integrated lab automation systems.
    • Minimum of 5 years of management experience
    • Prior experience developing and implementing automated laboratory processes
    • Experience operating and developing methods for automated liquid handling systems.
    • Demonstrated experience with lab automation, data pipelining, and/or digital technologies.
    • Experience with LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) integration, preferred.
    • Experience with high-throughput scape-up and optimization

      Generate Biomedicines is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
      COVID Safety:
      Generate Biomedicines enforces a mandatory vaccination policy for COVID-19. All employees must be fully vaccinated and have received a booster. The purpose of this policy is to safeguard the health of our employees, their families, and the community at large from infectious disease that may be reduced by vaccinations. The company will make exceptions to this policy if required by applicable law and will consider requests for an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or any other exemptions that may be recognized by applicable law.
      Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Generate Biomedicines does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Generate Biomedicines is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Generate Biomedicine's internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Generate Biomedicines and will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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