Laboratory Automations Specialist

Morrisville, NC /
Technology – Molecular Biology /
/ On-site
About DMC
DMC is a biotechnology company based in Boulder, CO, and Research Triangle Park, NC. Our Dynamic Metabolic Control™ technology platform delivers robust and predictably scalable biocatalysts resulting in cost competitive and sustainable processes for everyday chemicals. We are a multi-product bio-based chemical company, working ingeniously to reduce the cost and the environmental impact of biochemicals for markets in animal feed, human nutrition, pharmaceutical materials, and chemical intermediates.

The Role
We are seeking a talented and motivated individual with a background in assay development and laboratory automation to join our dynamic research team at DMC. The successful candidate will play a critical role in supporting our metabolic engineering, fermentation, and analytical teams in our efforts to produce bio-based molecules. This role requires experience with assay development and execution, laboratory automation, and strong organizational skills.


    • Coordinate with the metabolic engineering, analytical, and fermentation teams to schedule, prepare and execute automated high-throughput assays. 
    • Maintain detailed experimental summaries within an electronic lab notebook.
    • Assist with development, optimization and validation of high-throughput workflows used for bacterial strain engineering and screening.
    • Identify and propose solutions for bottlenecks and inefficiencies within automated workflows.
    • Perform routine maintenance for automated laboratory equipment.
    • Maintain labware and reagent inventories for the automation team.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.
    • At least 2 years of experience working in a BSL-1 laboratory setting.
    • Familiarity with general microbiological techniques including pipetting, cell culture, and aseptic technique.
    • Experience executing high-throughput workflows using liquid handling systems such as Hamilton Vantage/STAR, Tecan Fluent/Evo, or other integrated workcells.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Familiarity with software used to program integrated liquid handling systems such as Venus, FluentControl, VWorks.
    • Experience using a programming language commonly used in data management and bioinformatics such as R or Python.
    • Experience using at least one electronic lab notebook such as LabGuru or Benchling.
$70,000 - $85,000 a year
Commensurate with experience.
Some Benefits We Are Proud to Offer:
Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance at 90% coverage of premium for employee and 80% for dependent
Company Equity (Stock Options)
Short- and Long-Term Disability
Basic Life Insurance and AD&D coverage
401K with very generous company match
10-14 Paid Holidays per year
Flexible Time Off Policy - and yes, we encourage people to use it!
Half-Day Fridays
Wellness subsidy of $1,000 per year available after 6 months of employment
Many other voluntary benefits available through TriNet

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other historically marginalized groups. Research shows that women and people of color tend not to apply to jobs unless they believe they are 100% qualified and apply to fewer senior-level positions. With that in mind, we encourage you to apply if you're not sure whether you meet our qualifications. We'd love to have the opportunity to consider you.