Laboratory Automation Engineer/Specialist

Science Park, Rehovot, Israel · Full-time

About The Position

DeepCure is seeking an innovative and highly motivated Laboratory Automation Engineer/Specialist to join our newly founded Israel team and to support the formation of our Molecular Foundry. 

If Robotics and Automation is your passion - keep reading, this may just be the position you dreamed of!

In this role, you will support the buildout and operation of our new automated laboratory that spans chemistry and screening. These platforms will be pivotal in accelerating our rapidly growing portfolio of Drug Discovery projects. You will be responsible for developing automated scientific processes and work alongside software engineers and scientists to enable an end-to-end integrated workflow. You will have the opportunity to use the latest state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to deliver and innovate in this space.

This is a strategic growth area of critical importance for DeepCure. In this position, you will have fantastic support from a team of outstanding scientists and AI experts along with dedicated facilities. You will also be able to interact with project teams and see real world impact across our portfolio of drug discovery projects to benefit patients. 

This is an ideal opportunity for an engineer or scientist that is passionate about automating life sciences and developing cutting-edge technology that can and will be applied to real drug discovery projects.

More about DeepCure:

DeepCure is a next-generation therapeutics company, founded and based in Boston, that is built from the ground-up with equal importance to computation and life sciences. Our mission is to deliver to patients safer and more efficacious therapeutics that are extremely unlikely to be discovered by traditional drug discovery pipelines. We are a team of curious, multidisciplinary, and impact-driven professionals on a quest to redefine the way drugs are discovered. 

We are currently building our DeepCure Israel team, which will be based in the Rehovot Science Park, to establish and run the lab operations in our cutting-edge automated lab. The Israeli team will collaborate closely with our global team on the exciting challenges on our way to revolutionizing the drug discovery industry. 


Basic requirements:

  • BS or MS in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, or a related discipline with 2+ years of hands-on experience developing methods and troubleshooting laboratory automation
  • Expertise in operating, maintaining, and programming laboratory instrumentation such as automated liquid handlers and high throughput automation
  • Demonstrated analytical skills including experience in problem-solving, troubleshooting, and recommending solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English 
  • Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a global and diverse team of internal and external co-workers
  • Creative approach to solving challenging problems

Preferred requirements:

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of DeepCure to redefine drug discovery through innovation
  • Background and experience in drug discovery particularly chemistry and/or biology
  • A proven track record of approaching and solving complex problems
  • Expertise in developing methods for automated liquid handlers (preferably Tecan Fluent)
  • Experience working on large integrated automation systems and experimental workflow development 
  • Comfortable with at least one major programming language, e.g. Python, C#, Java, etc.
  • Experience and passion for working in high-performing teams


  • Develop liquid handling methods on automated liquid handlers to enable the synthesis and screening of small molecules generated from our AI platform
  • Work with technical lead to develop and implement automation solutions spanning automated chemistry, purification, and screening
  • Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory instrumentation
  • Collaborate with vendors for the support, troubleshooting, and repair of laboratory instruments
  • Write standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Train automation users on workflows and best practices
  • Validation and QC of automated protocols


For the right candidate, we'll offer a competitive salary and a generous equity grant. Your compensation is rounded out by a strong benefits package:

  • A leadership team that values and prioritizes your professional development
  • Flexible work hours
  • Unlimited paid leave and sick time
  • Lunch subsidies 
  • Transportation expenses/ Parking 
  • Work in a cool and vibrant space at the heart of Rehovot Science Park
  • Have the opportunity to work with an international team of innovative scientists across different disciplines. 

“Brainstorming on my challenges with all these amazing brains deserves a shout-out every sprint” (Jon, a member of our Machine Learning team).

Most importantly, you'll have a huge impact, do important work, and work with a team of people you'll genuinely enjoy spending the day with.

DeepCure is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We base our employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and qualifications — that's all. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, health, personal beliefs, age, family or parental status, or any other status. We don't tolerate any kind of discrimination or bias, and we are looking for teammates who feel the same way

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