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LIMS Developer

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Beam Therapeutics is seeking a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Developer to oversee and implement the LIMS in our high throughput molecular R&D laboratory.  This individual will work closely with Beam’s scientists to gain a deep understanding of the scientific goals of each approach in order to develop custom workflows that ensure efficient data management and traceability.  The position requires technical knowledge in lab data management and processing in addition to interpersonal effectiveness required to drive a smooth implementation.  This position will work closely with other core R&D functions at Beam, including laboratory automation, IT, and bioinformatics, to provide researchers with a world class R&D platform.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Architect, develop, and support LIMS
  • Collaborate with R&D scientists and other core functions to outline current research needs and workflows
  • Build a LIMS development and implementation roadmap, providing well defined timelines and deliverables
  • Effectively implement LIMS, providing ongoing training and support to laboratory staff
  • Generate all the proper documentation and follow change control best practices
  • Work within broader software development efforts, utilizing repositories, participating in code reviews, and using best practices for testing and deployment of software
  • Ensure cohesive implementation and data integrity across laboratory automation platforms and databases


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, computer programming, software engineering, or related program
  • Benchling programming and customization experience is highly desirable
  • 3+ years’ experience in life sciences IT support and/or LIMS development
  • Strong interpersonal effectiveness, able to build trust and drive adoption of new software platforms
  • Experience with relevant programming languages, such as .NET, C#, Java, JavaScript, and/or Python. Experience with automation API development and web development frameworks (such as Django) are desirable.