R&D Associate, Automation Technologies

Location
Tarrytown, NY
Posted
Oct 22, 2019
Ref
17980BR
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 Core group is seeking a talented and motivated Research Associate to join the team. The person will be responsible for operation and day-to-day maintenance of a variety of automated systems.

A successful candidate will have experience operating liquid handlers such as Hamilton Star, Beckman Biomek, or Tecan Fluent. Candidate will be well-versed in the latest automation technologies and have hands on experience troubleshooting and maintaining various automated instruments.

Experience with running integrated platforms such as Cellario, Genera, Overlord and Green Button Go is preferred. Shown track record of successful operation of automated platforms necessary for a screening lab.

Responsibilities:
  • Validate, implement, operate and troubleshoot automated protocols on both existing and newly planned automated systems from, but not limited to, Hamilton Robotics, and HighRes Biosolutions.
  • 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.
  • Maintain system run schedule and resolve scheduling conflicts.
  • Maintain lab consumable inventory.
  • Clearly communicate timelines, effectively manage expectations, and plan to minimize operational downtime.


Requirements:
  • B.S or M.S. in Science/Engineering or related field with 2+ years of automation experience.
  • Direct experience operating Hamilton Stars (or closely related) using Venus software is required.
  • Experience with HighRes Biosolution's Cellario software is preferred.
  • Experience using various third-party devices controlled by Hamilton and/or HighRes resources; experience with many different types of these devices is preferred.
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills and easily adapt to a rapidly changing fast-paced team 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.