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Lab Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
Stockholm, Sweden
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

We are rebels

IONLACE is a place for rebels. We are building the next generation of biotech tools that will ultimately impact the life of billions.

You will be joining a team from Google X, Enveda Bioscience, Thermo Fisher, KTH, Mila, and Oxford. You will be working at the cutting edge of machine learning and synthetic biology. We operate as a fast-paced startup with our office and lab at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Join us and build the future.

About the role

We are seeking a Lab Automation Engineer to build our high-throughput assays to collect fit-for-purpose data for ML training. The ideal candidate will have experience in working at fast-paced startups in techbio, a strong background in lab automation, and expertise in data gathering for machine learning training. This role is critical to advancing our high-throughput data gathering efforts and ensure the seamless integration of data collection between our tech and science teams.


  • Design, develop, and implement automated workflows and systems to streamline laboratory operations.

  • Integrate and optimize robotic platforms, liquid handling systems, and other automation technologies to enhance efficiency and fit-for-purpose data collection.

  • Collaborate with both our science and ML teams to identify and address automation and data needs and challenges. Build independently in a fast-paced startup environment.

  • Develop and maintain robust data collection protocols to support machine learning model training for our work in proteomics.

  • Contribute to the development and validation of new assays and protocols. Monitor and optimize the data quality.

  • Provide training and support to team members on the use of automated systems and prepare technical documentation.

  • Stay current on the latest technologies and assess scientific and technical needs and risks.


  • PhD degree in Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Robotics, CS or a related technical field.

  • Demonstrated industry experience building lab automation and high-throughput assays.

  • Solid foundations of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cellular biology.

  • Creative problem-solver who loves undertaking hard technical challenges with no clear answers.

  • Experience with liquid handlers, automated plate washers, dispensers, or other automated lab systems.

  • Experience with data gathering, preprocessing, and management for machine learning applications.

  • Experience in Python, R, Bash/Shell, SQL or similar.

  • Knowledge of proteomics techniques and data analysis is a plus.

  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure (GCP) and LIMS integration is a plus.


  • Generous equity as part of your total compensation.

  • 30 days vacation and 13 days of public holidays.

  • Premium pension contribution.

  • Large modern lab and office on the beautiful Karolinska Institute campus.

IONLACE is an equal opportunity employer and we actively seek to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of their background.