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Automation Scientist/Lead at SSC Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Automation Scientist/Lead

SSC Recruitment Solutions Ltd Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Full Time
£45,000 - £55,000 / year
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The successful candidate will join the the team to provide first line software and technical support for automated liquid handling, plate washers and bench-top automation platforms, enabling minimal equipment downtime and maximal system utilisation. This position will be embedded within the department, providing direct support to laboratory scientists in the programing and operation of automated platforms and in planning of experiments to incorporate automated solutions where appropriate. The role will be based in Stevenage.
Job Responsibilities
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Work closely with equipment users to develop & optimise assay protocols on their automation platforms, ensuring optimal efficiency & performance.
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Work alongside gene editing and cell culture scientists to develop, optimise, validate and troubleshoot high throughput automated workflows.
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Lead Equipment Breakdown Deep-Dive activities to identify the underlying cause, with the objective of mitigating its reoccurrence.
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Train equipment users on key concepts associated with the platforms to support best-practice and mitigate avoidable run failures, ensuring optimal routine operation.
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Oversee & participate in equipment support activities.
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Establish & maintain strong relationships with Vendor Application Specialists
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Maintain awareness of new developments in the field of Laboratory Automation.
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Provide technical mediation in the event of long running equipment issues involving multiple vendors
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Leverage the expertise & experience of the network of Automation Application Scientists and the wider Applied Sciences team.
Basic Education/Experience/Qualifications
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BSc in a Life Sciences related subject
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3+ years’ experience in laboratory automation.
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Pharmaceutical industry working background
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Background in biology, automating cell-based assays and/or molecular biological techniques.
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Experience of developing & optimising complex protocols on liquid handling automation
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Solid understanding of core competencies involved in operating liquid handling automation
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Experience writing protocols in Biomek, Evoware, Momentum or VWorks software
Desirable Education/Experience/Qualifications
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Degree in a Life Sciences related subject
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2-4 years’ experience in applications support or service development
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Previous experience working in innovation i.e. continuous or revolutionary.
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Strong understanding of cell and molecular biology, cell culture techniques, gene editing methods, high throughput screening & sample preparation.
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Experience of C#, Java, HTML & other advanced programming languages
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Extensive experience writing protocols in Momentum or VWorks software
 

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Java (Programming Language)
Hyper Text Markup Language (Html)
C Sharp (Programming Language)
Cell Cultures
Biochemical Assays
Automation
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