Automation Engineer I/II Crescendo Bioscience
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED 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)
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED