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Automation / Instrumentation Engineer

Ambler, PA 19002

Posted: 01/11/2024 Job Number: 26077632 Pay Rate: 35.97-36.23 USD/Hour

Job Description

100% Onsite.
The pay ranges between $35.97 $36.23 per hour.

Project Description:
  • The new Preclinical Discover group is seeking is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide automation and operational support to our scientific labs.
  • The selected individual will provide automation support, automation design and fabrication and automation production support in a clinical research environment.
  • Automation Support.
    • Liquid Handling / Automation Integration.
      • Programming/Liquid handling integration work (Beckman FX, Hamilton, Tecan), (Acoustic Echo/ATS).
      • Develop quality control procedures to ensure accurate liquid handling.
      • Utilize vendors to support and service equipment to minimize down time.
      • Interface automation with LIMS.
      • Responsible for operations and troubleshooting robotic screening systems.
    • LIMS Management
      • Maintain accurate records in LIMS for screening and sample management.
      • Utilizes and demonstrates proficiency with computer database systems that support and facilitate screening and sample management operations.
  • Project Support.
    • Define Project requirements.
    • Creation and execution of Installation and Operational Qualification documents.
    • Coordinate installation requirements with Safety and Facilities.
  • Process Optimization.
    • Seek to continuously improve processes, systems, and overall client satisfaction.
    • Provide direction/information to vendors, suppliers, facilities staff, and service providers as required ensuring excellent coordination/execution of work within the client environment with minimal disruption, as needed.
    • Create SOP's for efficient and effective operation of automated equipment to satisfy department service level agreements and objectives.
  • Client Interface.
    • Act as an interface with client and suppliers.
    • Act collaboratively to solve problems and resolve spontaneous and unique situations with professionalism and service orientation.
    • Ensure appropriate follow-up with scientific staff.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of automation and engineering competency and experience in the areas of integration, robotics, liquid handling, software, and electro-mechanical solutions, and must be able to apply this understanding to continuously improve the organization's technical competency and output.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with site leaders, corporate management, and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication of plans and issues.
  • Must be able to deliver required level of output and support to customers.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently.
  • Experience working in pharmaceutical or biotech company and/or laboratory experience.
  • Experience with liquid handling systems (Cellario, Beckman, Labcyte, Tecan, Hamilton, Brooks).
  • SQL/Oracle programming.
  • Microsoft programming languages (VB, C#, labview or equivalent).
  • Regulatory/Compliance knowledge or experience.
  • Writing SOP's, Instrumentation validation.
  • Ability to do in-house repairs on instruments/troubleshooting (mechanical inclination) helpful.

This 12+month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Malika: malika@alphaconsulting.Com


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