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Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Company info

NewLimit is a biotechnology company working to radically extend human healthspan. We’re developing medicines to treat age-related diseases by reprogramming the epigenome, a new therapeutic mechanism to restore regenerative potential in aged and diseased cells. We leverage functional genomics, pooled perturbation screening, and machine learning models to unravel the biology of epigenetic aging and disease using experiments of unprecedented scale.


NewLimit is seeking an Automation Engineer with a background in laboratory automation for cell biology, molecular biology, or genomics to join our Automation team. Automation is one of the key enabling technologies for our research program, allowing us to increase both the fidelity and scale of experiments in our Discovery Engine for reprogramming medicines:

As an Automation Engineer on our team, you will:

  • Collaborate with our Epigenetic Editing and Single Cell Genomics teams to automate the world’s largest screening platform for partial reprogramming interventions
  • Collaborate with our Predictive Modeling team to expedite the analysis of complex experiments by automating experimental execution
  • Design, implement, and operate laboratory automation systems for cell biology, molecular biology, and next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments
  • Leverage both hardware and software to reduce the number of human hours required per hypothesis we test
  • Contribute to the design, decision making, and implementation of NewLimit’s technology platform


  • ≥2 years of industry experience in a laboratory automation role
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, molecular biology, or a related field
  • Experience developing laboratory automation solutions for molecular biology workflows
  • Working knowledge of cell and molecular biology processes, sufficient to work productively with laboratory scientists
  • Experience programming in languages relevant for laboratory automation (one of Python, Java, VBScript, etc.)

Nice to have

  • Experience automation next generation sequencing workflows for single cell genomics
  • Experience with automation in BSL II environments
  • Experience automating mammalian cell culture processe


NewLimit offers generous benefits to ensure our team can focus on our mission:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Industry-leading paid time off (PTO) — 20 days/year for all employees + holidays
  • Meals and snacks on-site