Cambridge, MA

Senior / Principal Automation Engineer

Seniority Level

Senior

Industry

Biotech/Pharma

Employment Type

Full-time

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior / Principal Automation Engineer to join the Product Development team.  The Senior Automation Engineer will join a highly collaborative, cross-functional team including R&D, Operations and Technology to develop and deploy robust laboratory automation solutions for pre-analytical sample processing, Immunoassay and Next-Generation Sequencing based assays in support of high complexity laboratory developed tests.  The successful candidate will help establish our strategy for automated solutions and has experience leading a collaborative, fast-paced team to build scalable, highly integrated automation platform which enable users to reliably and efficiently deliver timely, high quality results in regulated environment.

Responsibilities

  • Develop robust methods for the management and deployment of laboratory machine software to ensure concordant assay performance on hardware located in multiple sites
  • Develop automated solutions through programming of liquid handling robotics platforms to meet the requirements of existing assay workflows
  • Identify and address unmet automation needs through collaboration with scientists, engineers and project teams
  • Ensure accurate and robust automation software integration with external systems (LIMS, integrated hardware, etc.) through the development of Installation and Operational Qualification procedures
  • Managing, developing and mentoring direct reports
  • Partner with R&D, Operations and Technology to manage design transfer and deployment of automation solutions across multiple sites which meet product requirements and are fully integrated with clinical laboratory workflows

Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Life Sciences or related field
  • 10+ years of experience working with automated liquid handlers and associated software in a regulated environment (CLIA, CAP, ISO, etc.). Experience with Hamilton, Eppendorf or Tecan liquid handlers is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in the management of both direct reports and cross-functional projects
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to effectively communicate across teams located at multiple sites
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot technical issues in collaboration with a team of scientists
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and demands
  • Familiarity with Next-Generation sequencing and/or common molecular biology laboratory workflows
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