Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Research Scientist - Core Automation

Hopewell, NJ, United States
Jun 19, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The candidate will provide support to integrated robotic platforms and laboratory instrumentation within the Leads Discovery & Optimization (LDO) group with responsibility to diagnose hardware and software faults and perform hands-on troubleshooting, repairs and calibrations for laboratory automation, computer systems, and stand-alone instruments. The successful candidate will prioritize and execute automation hardware, software service and development requests for staff, contractors and external vendors. The candidate will partner with the Lab Asset Management team, scientific leaders, and external vendors to coordinate remediation plans and ensure appropriate repairs. The candidate will interface between biologists, engineers and information technology staff and be responsible for programming, calibration, and troubleshooting robotic arms, liquid handlers and plate readers. The successful candidate will re-establish stalled automation runs, log system/instrument performance and perform quantitative analysis of system quality control data.


B.S. in Biological Sciences or Engineering field with 5+ years of experience across high throughput screening, compound management and/or cell culture

Hands-on experience in calibrating, troubleshooting, and repairing laboratory automation, computer systems and stand-alone instruments

Applied mechanical engineering and hands-on experience in calibrating, troubleshooting, and repairing laboratory automation, stand-alone instruments and computer systems is a must

Experience in monitoring infrastructure QC/QA metrics including, instrument availability, reliability, and utilization

Effective understanding of laboratory automation, key standardized instrumentation, and automation scheduling software

Computer engineering experience in troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing software and hardware failures

Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with strong customer focus

Experience working in diverse, multi-disciplined groups and demonstrated ability to work in a matrix and multi-site work environments, manage multiple priorities, and at times, be self-directed

Excellent written and communication skills