Position: Automation Engineer

Position Summary

Expected salary: At or Above Market Rate

Work location: Hangzhou, China

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Employment Type: Full-Time


METiS is seeking a hands-on, experienced, innovative, and highly talented individual to join our dynamic and growing team. The candidate will work with an exciting cross-disciplinary team of formulation/analytical scientists, software engineers to configure and design the workflow automation for our AI-driven high-throughput formulation experiment platform. The main role of the position is to design/integrate/operate the automation workflow of the formulation platform, and to customize it for various formulation modules. The candidate is expected to engineer novel solutions as well as leverage existing commercial solutions.


Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with formulation/analytical scientists to understand the goals, requirements, and constrains.

  • Design efficient workflows to accelerate formulation development and support AI machine learning data curation

  • Configure commercial high-throughput robotic platform and integrate external hardware if necessary

  • Design and build custom hardware modules and user interface

  • Develop solutions and SOP for high-throughput experimental platform to codify knowhow from formulation scientists



  • MS or Ph.D. in Automation, System engineering, Chemical engineering, Mechanical engineering, or related discipline.

  • 3-4 years of work experience in automation and integration of equipment in pharmaceutical or related industries

  • Hands-on experience in prototyping hardware automation

  • Familiar with commonly used program languages and can code

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in using the Unchained Labs equipment or similar high-throughput screening equipment a plus

  • Previous exposure in pharmaceutical formulation environment is a plus

All interested candidates please send resume and cover letter  (中英文都可以) to hr@metispharmaceuticals.com