Sr Scientist/Engineer - Laboratory Automation
The Senior Scientist/Engineer - Laboratory Automation will provide technical leadership and expertise in the areas of design, implementation, use and support of lab automation, including but not limited to high throughput mammalian cell culture applications. This position will work closely with BD scientists, engineers, and IT to execute screening of cell culture medium and supplement formulations and development activities for new product and custom projects.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify, implement, operate, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory automation equipment relevant to high throughput mammalian cell culture and other associated laboratory instrumentation.
Develop applications to support research and screening efforts as well as evaluate and implement new automation technologies or applications.
Work closely with team members on validating and insuring data integrity and proper execution of experiments.
Collaborate with scientists on identifying opportunities and implementing solutions for process improvements, such as implementation of LIMS.
Train R&D personnel on use of automation systems.
Work with cross-functional team to maintain laboratory automation operations and robotic workstations. Troubleshoot and resolve mechanical and software related problems.
Develop plan for upgrade and expansion of high throughput cell culture capabilities within budgetary constraints.
Support development of technical papers, poster, and other internal/external documents and communications as needed.
Requires a minimum of a BS in a Life Science or Engineering discipline. Advanced degrees are preferred
A minimum of 5 years relevant experience with a minimum of 2 years applying automation to Life Sciences. Experience with automated liquid handling/pipetting systems (e.g. Biomek), laboratory automation and instrumentation is required.
Requires mechanical aptitude. For example, a demonstrated working ability to perform basic troubleshooting and problem resolution of automated equipment.
Computer literacy is required as well as a solid understanding of relationships between computer applications, servers, and instrument interfaces. The candidate should be comfortable with installing/configuring and utilizing software tools.
Familiarity and experience with Cell Biology and high throughput mammalian cell culture is required.
Must have organization, planning, and goal setting skills and demonstrated capability to work with minimal supervision.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated success working in a team environment to achieve desired goals are required.
Some business travel may be required.
Familiarity and experience with Biostatistical Design of Experiments (DOE) is preferred.
Experience with automated data management systems (LIMS) is preferred.
Experience in Biopharmaceutical industry is a plus.
BD, a leading global medical technology company that makes and sells medical devices, instrumented systems and reagents, is dedicated to improving peoples health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug therapy, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases, and advancing research and discovery of new drugs and vaccines. The Companys capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the worlds most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs more than 25,000 people in approximately 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit BD at http://www.bd.com/careers/ and select by key word LIF0006L
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