- Cambridge, MA
400+ scientists globally. That is your opportunity for partnerships within Chemical Biology & Therapeutics (CBT) to innovate the science of drug hunting. The Automation Engineer I will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing and maintaining laboratory robotics which support these research activities. The work will be hands-on, and will require a broad range of engineering disciplines including project management, troubleshooting electrical and mechanical parts, develop protocols, liquid handling, and provide operating system validation/verification. Our focus is to design, build, maintain and improve large and small automated systems for high throughput screening, automated cell culture, and compound management.
Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Act as a primary support engineer for laboratory automation and instrumentation within the Chemical Biology and Therapeutics department in Cambridge, Ma.
• Work effectively with multi-disciplinary groups and individuals to implement solutions that reflect operational efficiencies in terms of throughput, delivery, costs, as well as health, safety and environmental considerations.
• Act as project manager for small and large scale projects. The successful candidate will manage, plan, develop, and execute laboratory automation projects from start-up to completion.
• Establish, monitor and maintain a stable and productive automation environment through QC and preventative maintenance.
• Assist in the development of SOP's, maintenance manuals, start-up procedures, etc. and provide training to new users of equipment.
• Must be self-motivated with the ability to multitask.
• Must be able to work independently and in team situations.
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What you'll bring to the role:
• B.S. in mechanical or electrical engineering, or biological science related fields. Business fluent in English (written and spoken).
• 3-5 years' experience using and implementing automated systems.
• Experience designing, building and deploying automated laboratory workflows in life sciences or clinical laboratories.
• Strong organizational, written, and verbal communications skills required to interact effectively between scientific staff, customers, key stakeholders, and vendors.
• Strong computer skills including: MS Office and CAD (preferably SolidWorks).
• Experience with machine tools such as mill, band saw, drill press, etc. is preferred.
• In addition to the experience above, the ideal candidate would have familiarity with the following systems and associated software : Thermo Fisher Momentum/Dim4 robotic platforms, HighRes BioSolutions (Staubli/Denso/Precise) robotic platforms, Sartorius CompacT, Tecan EVO, Agilent benchtop equipment, Labcyte Echo, etc.
• Basic understanding of C# or Visual Basic is a plus.
Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
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