Description de l'offre
The Automation & Laboratory Engineering (ALE) group within the Chemical Biology & Therapeutics (CBT) is seeking a highly motivated engineer to be responsible for laboratory automation and robotics including high throughput screening systems. The focus is on maintaining and improving screening systems, automated cell culture, sample management, and analytical systems.
The Automation Engineer will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing and maintaining robotics, automated laboratory workflows and software, working cross-functionally throughout the organization and with external vendors. The work will be hands-on, and include the integration of a broad range of engineering disciplines including automation, electrical, mechanical, software, biomedical, data analysis, operating system validation/verification, and reliability.
• Act as a primary support engineer for automation and instrumentation within CBT Cambridge
• Work effectively with multi-disciplinary groups and individuals to implement solutions that reflect operational efficiencies in terms of throughput, delivery, costs, as well as health, safety and environmental considerations
• Manage, plan, develop, and execute laboratory automation projects from start-up to completion
• Establish, monitor and maintain a stable and productive automation environment through QC, preventative maintenance, and standard operating procedures.
• Document and maintain project work plans, meetings, decisions, project deliverables, progress reports, schedules, cost tracking and other pertinent reports
• Assist in the development of SOP’s, maintenance manuals, set-up procedures, etc. and provide training to new users of equipment
• Must be able to work independently and in team situations
• Must be self-motivated with the ability to multitask
• The candidate should have a BS in related biological science or engineering field and 3-5 years’ experience using and implementing automated systems
• Strong skills in automation and robotics with particular emphasis on laboratory automation hardware and software
• Experience designing, building and deploying automated laboratory workflows in life sciences or clinical laboratories
• Demonstrated high level of personal leadership, be self-motivated, well-organized, and be able to think strategically
• Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills required to interact effectively between scientific staff, customers, key stakeholders, and vendors
• Strong computer skills, including: MS Office, Project,& CAD (preferably SolidWorks)
• Experience with machine tools such as mill, band saw, drill press, etc. is preferred
• In addition to the above, the candidate would ideally have familiarity with the following systems:
ThermoCRS articulated (F3,F5, CatEx) and Dim4 robotic platforms; HighRes Biosolutions MicroStar (Staubli/Denso) and ACell (Precise) robotic platforms; PerkinElmer FlexDrop, Envision, ViewLux; Tecan Genesis, EVO; TTP Mosquito, Acumen; Agilent VPrep, PlateLoc, VSpin w/AccessII; Thermo MultiDrop, Combi, Wellmate; LiConic/ Cytomat/ HRB automated incubators; BioTek 405,406, MultiFlo; EDC ATS / Labcyte ECHO acoustic dispensers; BMG PHERAStar; Brooks XPeel; CyBio Vario, QuadPrint, Felix; Formulatrix Tempest, Mantis and GNF Bottle Valve.
ThermoCRS Momentum; HighRes Biosolutions Cellario; PAA Overlord; Brooks DSprint; Tecan Pegasus/Evoware; CyBio Composer; and GNF PDCApp.
Research & Development
CBT - NIBR
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