As an Automation Engineer you will develop, optimize, implement, and maintain complex automated
platforms in support of our Research, Development, and Clinical Laboratory. You will be working
cooperatively in a busy laboratory environment, responding to change with flexibility and adapting
quickly to evolving circumstances. This is an excellent opportunity for a team player to participate in the
growth of a fast-paced, pioneering company that is developing systematic approaches to applying
molecular diagnostics to health, disease, and medical practice.
? Develop, optimize, implement, and maintain complex automation platforms for the Clinical,
Development, and Research laboratories.
? Become an expert in the routine use and maintenance of the Hamilton Robotic System.
? Troubleshoot anomalies in any of our routine automated laboratory assays.
? Provides training on use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Hamilton workstations.
? Support Clinical Laboratory Scientists with troubleshooting and resolution of laboratory
? Design and document new test methods to measure equipment performance
? Coordinate Hamilton and other equipment installations and qualifications.
? Train fellow Engineers to become ?experts? in the operation, maintenance, and programming of
? Develop in-house qualification procedures and associated documents.
? Perform Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification, and Performance Qualification
procedures on Hamilton robots and associated peripheral instrumentation.
? Perform demonstrations for various interested parties.
? Maintains technical knowledge by attending vendor trainings.
? Complete essential documentation according to company policy. Qualifications:
? Familiarity with standard molecular biology techniques strongly preferred (i.e. ELISA)
? Familiarity with assay development, optimization and troubleshooting.
? Experience with programming and operating liquid handling robots.
? Knowledge of HAMILTON Venus scripting languages is desirable.
? Be able to work independently to diagnosis and resolve complex hardware and/or software
(Venus/LIMS) issues of robotic workstation and other laboratory equipment.
? Independently manage projects.
? Independently identify and implement engineering and process improvements.
? Share information obtained from unique problems or specialized training to Crescendo Team.
? Demonstrated mechanical aptitude relevant to automated liquid handlers and other general
? Experience with using Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) desirable.
? Ability to quickly adopt and apply new methods and technologies.
? Proficiency in using basic word processing and spreadsheet applications.
? Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally.
? B.S. degree in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering
or equivalent experience preferred.
? Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees,
managers and customers as needed.
? Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
? Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
? Ability to work as part of a team .
Travel, Physical Demands, and Work Environment:
? Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
? Some lifting (greater than 25 pounds) may be necessary; Facilities, Materials and Engineering
employees occasionally must lift at least 50-75 pounds.
? May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts,
lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high speed centrifugation (GENERALLY LABORATORY
& CUSTOMER SERVICE EMPLOYEES ONLY)
? Repetitive manual pipetting may be necessary (LAB EMPLOYEES ONLY)