Scientist/Sr. Scientist - Lab Automation Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 21 days ago.





Job Description:

Job Description



At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on - now and in the future.


Within our Analytical Services team, we have a functional service provider solution, which is a unique partnership that allows our customers to use the experience of our staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits.




Key responsibilities:




  • The Lab Automation Engineer for this position must be adept with liquid handling robotics (Hamilton) that is heavily integrated with supporting instrumentation to complete an array of molecular, cellular, and biochemical experiments.

  • Apply engineering principals to develop processes on complex lab automation platforms with all considerations from end-to-end. Must consider ease-of-use for users, robust execution on scientific intent, and secure data handling and management post-execution.

  • Develop automated workflow for one or more assays (NGS, ELISA, PCR, cell-based potency assay, cell passaging, sample normalization and dilution and other). Lead efforts by programming automated system based on team members' needs, complete dry and wet runs to ensure robust process, train users on how to use platform and run automated workflow, and finally work with team members to optimize workflow for data integrity, ease-of-use, and other process improvements as needed.

  • Perform advanced experimental troubleshooting alongside scientists to generate desired scientific outcome with high integrity.

  • Effectively collaborate and work closely with partners to facilitate the success of projects.



Education and Experience:




  • Bachelor's degree in lab sciences such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Material Science, Immunology, Biology, Molecular Biology or similar


  • Scientist: Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years')

  • OR Masters degree


  • Sr. Scientist: Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 4+ years')

  • OR Masters degree and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years')

  • OR PhD

In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:




  • Advanced expertise in programming Hamilton liquid handling robotics using VENUS for Hamilton Star and Vantage.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand all scientific considerations required via collaboration with scientists to effectively deploy applications (automated workflows and experiments).

  • Excellent communication skills with validated ability to build open and collaborative relationships and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated project management skills by working on multiple projects in parallel and deploying deliverables with team members' timelines in mind.

  • Relevant experience in one or several of the following areas is a strong plus: Analytical Assay development, scheduling software (Cellario and other), TECAN Fluent and other robotic liquid handlers.

  • Understanding and experience with stem cell biology and placing automated assay in QC lab for testing will be plus.



Working Environment:




Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:


Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.


Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.


Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds


Able to work in non-traditional work environments.


Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.


May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.


Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.


Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.



Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com



Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.



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