Automation Associate, DNA Core /Automation Technologies

Location
Tarrytown, New York, US
Posted
Sep 27, 2018
Ref
14068BR
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary
Automation Technologies group is seeking a talented and motivated Automation Associate to join our team. The person will be responsible for the planning, programming and day-to-day maintenance of a variety of automated systems as well as contribution to custom designs of high-throughput automation at our Tarrytown location.

A successful candidate will be well-versed in the latest automation technologies, have hands on experience programming robots, and be willing to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment.
Experience programming liquid handlers as Hamilton Star, Tecan and BiomekFX is required.
Experience with integrators as HighRes Biosolutions (Cellario software), Retisoft, PAA or Biosero is preferred. Shown track record of integration of various devices necessary for the research lab - centrifuges, plate sealers, plate readers etc. - as well as ability to code in C#, VB, and/or Python is preferred.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, and troubleshoot workflows on both existing and newly planned automated systems from, but not limited to, Hamilton Robotics, and HighRes Biosolutions.
  • Program and integrate third party devices (e.g. centrifuges, barcode scanners, etc.) from a variety of different suppliers (e.g. Agilent, Inheco, Liconic, etc.).
  • Contribute innovative solutions to increase efficiency and decrease costs while continuing to improve sample throughput and data quality.
  • Stay up-to-date on new technologies and evaluate how adopting new equipment will impact workflows.
  • Train new users to operate equipment and then provide on-going technical support.
  • Clearly communicate timelines, effectively manage expectations, and plan R&D to minimize production downtime.
  • Will occasionally be required to operate the systems and prepare samples.

Requirements:

1. B.S or M.S. in Science/Engineering or related field with 2+ years of automation experience.
2. Direct experience programming Hamilton Stars (or closely related) using Venus software is required; experience with Hamilton's Vantage and programming within Instinct is preferred but not required.
3. Experience with HighRes Biosolution's Cellario software is preferred.
4. Will be required to integrate various third-party devices into workflows controlled by Hamilton and/or HighRes resources; experience with many different types of these devices is preferred.
5. Must have strong communication and organizational skills and easily adapt to a rapidly changing fast-paced environment.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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