Automation Scientist II

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    £28000 - £40000 per annum + Upon Application

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    Experis UK

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    7 months ago

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Description of role: To design, implement and optimise the automation of in vitro diagnostic products and services.

Overall responsibility: Provide automation expertise on development projects, ensuring experimental work is well planned and executed to a high quality in a timely fashion. Automates in vitro diagnostic products and services for use in a range of applications.

  • Provides automation expertise and input into experiments through to project work-packages
  • Lead planning and execution of defined project automation work-packages
  • Work collaboratively with other scientists to automate laboratory processes which meet the user needs of our customers
  • Support cross functional collaboration, which may also include leading projects
  • Create, maintain and improve of laboratory and automation SOPs, as well as systems and process SOPs
  • Design and execute effective and efficient automation activities involving;
  • Install, test and validate new automation systems
  • Accurate and timely documentation
  • Design and optimise automation workflows to ensure they are compatible with test reagents to meet user requirements
  • Establish user friendly interfaces on and between automated instruments
  • Enable data transfer and traceability between automation platforms and LIMS (or similar) systems
  • Data generation, ensuring integrity and organized data management
  • Determining test parameters, such as output specifications
  • Provide accurate and independent data interpretation, building experience of systems-level thinking
  • Meeting regulatory or other requirements
  • Lead troubleshooting activities when technical issues arise
  • Participate in activities outside of own team, such as Innovation, Assay Development, Validation and Design Transfer, where required
  • Train other team members, cross functional colleagues and customers can be trained in the use of laboratory automation equipment and software
  • Performance of laboratory maintenance tasks such as lab maintenance, stock monitoring, goods in receiving and cleaning
  • Ensure own work meets regulatory & quality requirements (including compliance to SOPs, documentation using lab books, study plans, study reports and integrity of data)
  • Support and provide guidance to junior staff
  • Consults with:
  • R&D management, Team Leaders and other R&D team members
  • Other Health functions; e.g. Quality, Business Development, Legal, Finance, HR, Admin
  • External companies; e.g., potential suppliers, commercial partners, etc

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

  • May involve supervision of junior staff and/or students


  • Degree or further degree (or equivalent) in a life science such as molecular biology, biochemistry or genetics
  • Typically 5+ years of relevant automation experience
  • Experience with liquid handlers, plate readers, automation software and equipment; e.g. PerkinElmer, Beckman, Hamilton, Agilent, Tecan
  • Software programming skills including but not limited to SQL/batch files and VBA for robotic operation and graphical user interface
  • Working knowledge of GLP, as well as instrument qualification and validation
  • Able to analyse scientific workflows and recommend changes to improve scientific processes
  • Good grasp of experimental design and execution
  • Capable of analysing data and providing interpretation.
  • Supervisory experience of junior staff
  • Enthusiasm, drive, thoroughness, diligence and a willingness to take personal responsibility to ensure that projects are successful
  • Good organizational skills and enjoys working to tight timelines
  • Can summarize scientific data in written form to effectively communicate plans, progress and ideas with Management, Peers or External Audiences
  • Good IT skills, including Microsoft Office suite

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are not able to get back to everyone who applies. Therefore if you have not heard back from Juice Resource Solutions within 7 days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful however we will contact you if suitable roles come up that match your skill set.