Automation Instrumentation Support Associate

29 Jul 2022


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • High level of automation and engineering competency and technical expertise in the areas of integration, robotics, liquid handling, software, and electro-mechanical solutions, and must be able to apply this expertise to continuously improve the organization's technical competency and output.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with site leaders, corporate management, and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication of plans and issues.
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and resources to deliver required level of output and support to customers.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Experience working in pharmaceutical or biotech company and/or laboratory experience.
  • Experience with liquid handling systems (Cellario, Beckman, Labcyte, Tecan, Hamilton, Brooks).
  • Computer Aided Design Experience (CAD) and/or 3D printing.
  • Microsoft programming languages (VB, C#, labview or equivalent).
Project Description:
  • The new Preclinical Discover group is seeking is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide automation and operational support to our scientific labs.
  • The selected individual will provide automation support, automation design and fabrication and automation production support in a clinical research environment.
  • Automation Support.
    • Liquid Handling / Automation Integration.
    • Programming/Liquid handling integration work (Beckman FX, Hamilton, Tecan), (Acoustic Echo/ATS).
    • Develop quality control procedures to ensure accurate liquid handling.
    • Utilize vendors to support and service equipment to minimize down time.
    • Interface automation with LIMS.
    • Responsible for operations and troubleshooting robotic screening systems.
  • LIMS Management.
    • Maintain accurate records in LIMS for screening and sample management.
    • Utilizes and demonstrates proficiency with computer database systems that support and facilitate screening and sample management operations.
  • Project Support.
    • Define Project requirements.
    • Creation and execution of Installation and Operational Qualification documents.
    • Coordinate installation requirements with Safety and Facilities.
  • Process Optimization.
    • Seek to continuously improve processes, systems, and overall client satisfaction.
    • Provide direction/information to vendors, suppliers, facilities staff, and service providers as required ensuring excellent coordination/execution of work within the client environment with minimal disruption, as needed.
    • Create SOPs for efficient and effective operation of automated equipment to satisfy department service level agreements and objectives.
  • Client Interface.
    • Act as an interface with client and suppliers.
    • Act collaboratively to solve problems and resolve spontaneous and unique situations with professionalism and service orientation.
    • Ensure appropriate follow up with scientific staff.
    • Develop/maintain positive relationships with internal/external customers and facilities staff.
This 12+ month position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Maureen: ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #22-02168 MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE