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Automation Technician

Remote position, Durham, NC

$70k - $105k


Are you a handy person with a knack for fixing things? Xilis, Inc., a biotechnology company based in Durham, North Carolina, is seeking a Maintenance Technician to perform regular maintenance on specialized laboratory equipment. This role involves cleaning, routine quality control activities, and responding to repair requests from the scientific team. Strong attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to work well across teams are essential. If you're excited about transforming cancer care and have a basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, Xilis wants to talk to you! Plus, they offer comprehensive health, vision, dental, and retirement plans, unlimited PTO, and the option to work remotely. Join their diverse and inclusive team today!

Job Description

Based in Durham, North Carolina, Xilis, Inc. is a biotechnology company developing a precision oncology platform that guides treatment decisions for oncologists to improve cancer care outcomes for patients and supports drug discovery and development for pharmaceutical companies. Xilis’ proprietary MicroOrganoSpheres (MOS) are miniature patient tumors that capture the full microenvironment and heterogeneity and provide an automated and scalable solution. Using MOS, high-throughput automation, and AI-driven algorithms, Xilis is developing a Xilis Response Score™ for the clinic, enabling oncologists to make informed and timely treatment decisions. Additionally, the MOS technology is speeding up development and clinical trials of cancer drugs by enabling analysis of authentic tumor microenvironments, high-throughput preclinical modeling and clinical patient selection capabilities. We are supported in this mission by top Silicon Valley, New York and international venture firms that are leaders in the healthcare space and have invested in top precision medicine companies including Foundation Medicine and Guardant Health.


  • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance tasks on specialized laboratory equipment, including cleaning and routine Quality Control activities

  • Respond to scientific team requests to repair specialized laboratory equipment

  • Document repairs via ticketing system

  • Work with vendors to schedule preventive maintenance


  • Basic electrical, plumbing, and mechanical knowledge
  • Can safely operate hand and power tools
  • Extremely service oriented
  • High attention to detail
  • High standard of quality
  • Strong work ethic – self-motivated
  • Determined to find the root cause of problems
  • Good documentation and communication skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to function well across teams

Xilis was created when its three founders — an engineer, a physician, and a biologist — decided to come together and commercialize their technology to transform cancer care. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Furthermore, even if your work experience isn't perfectly aligned with what we've described above, if you're excited about what we're building then we want to talk to you! Xilis offers comprehensive health, vision, dental & retirement plans, and unlimited PTO. We are a remote-friendly team: our headquarters are in Durham, North Carolina, but we have team members across the US (and beyond!).


                                                💰 401(k)

🌎 Distributed team

⏰ Async

🤓 Vision insurance

🦷 Dental insurance

🚑 Medical insurance

🏖 Unlimited vacation

🏖 Paid time off

📆 4 day workweek

💰 401k matching

🏔 Company retreats

🏬 Coworking budget

📚 Learning budget

💪 Free gym membership

🧘 Mental wellness budget

🖥 Home office budget

🥧 Pay in crypto

🥸 Pseudonymous

💰 Profit sharing

💰 Equity compensation

⬜️ No whiteboard interview

👀 No monitoring system

🚫 No politics at work

🎅 We hire old (and young)


Durham, NC

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