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Senior Laboratory Automation Engineer

Company: Xyntek Incorporated, a CXV Global Company
Location: Novato
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Seeking a passionate, experienced, and collaborative Senior Laboratory Automation Engineer. RESPONSIBILITIES As lead laboratory automation engineer, you will partner with lab colleagues (AD HighRes (qPCR, Automated Sample Storage and Retrieval)) to evaluate current automation proposals. Collaborate with scientists to develop scalable solutions to automate current analytical assays. Manage the vendor relationships with HighRes, Hamilton, etc. Develop complex data workflows, implementing barcode solutions and software to ensure chain of custody and LIMs integration where necessary. Programs liquid handlers, devices, and robotics. Apply expertise in developing liquid classes and sophisticated liquid handling protocols. Using VBA or similar programming skills, integrate third party devices and robotics to create highly efficient workflows. Apply automation expertise to recommend novel ways to achieve automation goals. Troubleshooting and ongoing support Meet with scientists to evaluate additional opportunities to automate procedures: Bench-level assays --- liquid handling, sample handling, robotics Cell culture automation Sample management Provide ongoing troubleshooting and support Collaborate with LIMs and ELN teams on any necessary integrations Partner with EH&S on robotic safety protocols Explore Lab-of-the-Future technologies Requirements REQUIREMENTS 10 years of research laboratory automation experience. Hamilton, Tecan, or similar liquid handling programming experience is required. Experience integrating third party devices is strongly preferred. Experience working with quantitative assay method development via liquid class and calibration. Experience with data/information automation via VBA or other programming languages Experience with leading lab automation vendors such as HighRes, Hamilton, Tecan, Beckman, BioTek, Molecular Devices, etc Experience automating sample storage and retrieval is beneficial. Successful project execution including vendor selection, robot and liquid handling programming, bench-to-robot protocol transfer, system testing, tech transfer, and user training. Strong preference for experience developing business cases for automation, capacity modeling, and supervising junior automation engineers. Strong aptitude for understanding and matching scientists requirements with the best solutions from the automation industry

Keywords: Xyntek Incorporated, a CXV Global Company, Novato , Senior Laboratory Automation Engineer, Healthcare , Novato, California

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