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Automation Engineer

Company: GenScript
Location: Piscataway
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for Automated Production Engineer to support the key molecular biology reagent production needs in US Molecular Biology Key Responsibilities --- Develop and optimize automation solutions for gene synthesis, high throughput plasmid prep, cell/gene based assays and DNA sequence platform. --- Independently managing or providing technical lead to all automation engineering projects and existing process. Manage projects from conception, design, development through completion and functional implementation to production workflow. --- Scripting for automated liquid handlers such as Tecan, PerkinElmer, or Hamilton. --- Effectively manage PM, calibration of automated system instrumentations. Coordinate with internal stakeholders including QMS, and external vendors to comply with and maintaining the current industry standard of the automation systems. --- Applying new technologies to develop, optimize and improve existing high throughput laboratory automation systems. --- Leading, supporting, and performing investigations relating to gene synthesis and high throughput plasmid prep manufacturing deviations in terms of integrated automation systems in a robust production environment. --- Act as SME, and provide technical support on laboratory automated equipment. --- Act as contact point for external vendor on automation solutions. Requirements Must-haves: --- Proven track of workflow design and process optimization with automation --- Experience in transforming bench work process to automation solutions --- Knowledge of automated liquid handlers, experience in handling/maintaining automated liquid handlers. Solid knowledge with automated liquid handler venders. --- MS or BS in Engineering Discipline or Biology/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Biomedical Instrumentation/ related subjects with 2 (for MS candidates), or 4 (for BS candidates) years of experience working with or alongside laboratory automation and automated liquid handlers --- Experience working and coordinating with vendors Nice-to-haves: --- Solid knowledge of molecular biology industry workflow for gene synthesis platform including (but not necessarily limited to) gene assembly, cloning, plasmid manipulation, and sequencing procedure is preferred --- Experience in biotechnology relevant automation design control, process validation and standardized operating procedures --- Knowledge of high throughput automated production line is preferred --- Supervisory experience is preferable, but not required --- Programming in languages such as Python or Visual Basic --- Experience with integrated automation systems --- Experience in metrology and calibration & maintenance strategies --- Experience with LIMS or MES --- Flexible to night/weekend shifts

Keywords: GenScript, Trenton , Automation Engineer, Engineering , Piscataway, New Jersey

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