Sr Automation Engineer, Process Design  

Location
Seattle, WA, United States
Posted
Aug 10, 2019
Ref
2037905943
Hotbed
BioForest
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Just.Bio is seeking a motivated and creative Sr Automation Engineer, Process Design who desires a significant opportunity to improve worldwide access to biotherapeutics. This position will join a collaborative and multidisciplinary scientific team within the Process Design group to develop, deploy, and support automation solutions to speed process development activities for low-cost biotherapeutics manufacturing. The ideal candidate is driven to create innovative strategies to improve processes and technology. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is necessary for success in this position. Experience with multiple robotic liquid handling platforms and integrating automation solutions into existing workflows is a plus.

Responsibilities:
  • Utilize multiple robotic platforms (particularly, Tecan, Hamilton, ambr) and optimize experiments in conjunction with process design scientists
  • Work with scientists to identify and solve bottlenecks and increase efficiency via automation
  • Develop and implement new automation strategies and build out new automation laboratories
  • Maintain robotic liquid handing systems and train new users
  • Troubleshoot time sensitive automation issues and optimize existing scripts and programming

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • BS in Engineering, Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field and minimum 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Extensive knowledge of automation and liquid handling robots, with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Experience scripting with Tecan Freedom EVOware™ and/or Hamilton STAR
  • Ability to interpret experimental needs and translate into automation scripts
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of automation hardware and ability to identify new applications to automate bench-scale workflows
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and works well independently and in teams
  • Experience with Microsoft Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with biotechnology process development activities in analytical, upstream, downstream and/or formulation development
  • Experience with design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis
  • Experience with high throughput cell culture (e.g. deep-well plate assays or robotics)
  • Experience with implementing supervisory software
  • Experience implementing and validating automation in QC environment

About Just.Bio

Established in 2014, Just Biotherapeutics, Inc. was acquired by Evotec SE in 2019. Just.Bio, an Evotec company, is a unique platform company that integrates the design, engineering, development, and manufacture of biologics. With deep experience in the fields of protein, process and manufacturing sciences, the Just team came together to solve the scientific and technical hurdles that block access to life-changing protein therapeutics; from the design of therapeutic molecules to the design of the manufacturing plants used to produce them. Our focus is to create access and value for a global market through scientific and technological innovation. Learn more at www.just.bio .