Principal QC Specialist - Automation

Rensselaer, NY, United States
Mar 20, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
We are currently looking for a talented and motivated Principal Specialist or Staff Specialist with proven lab automation experience to join the Quality Control (QC) Automation Technologies group. The QC Principal Specialist or Staff Specialist will be responsible for exploring new technologies and developing methods on automated devices to be applied in QC laboratories. In this role you will lead automation projects that develop and implement automated laboratory workflows. You will also perform characterization and optimization of automated workflows. This role will involve designing and executing comparability studies between manual workflows and automated workflows as well as providing technical support, guidance and supervision for release, stability, and in-process testing on automated systems. Our team also supports equipment qualification and software validation efforts.

As a QC Principal Specialist or Staff Specialist, a typical day might include the following:
• Leading workflow development, comparability studies, and troubleshooting efforts
• Automating existing manual laboratory test procedures
• Creating and reviewing test procedures for automated workflows
• Evaluating and introducing new methodologies and techniques
• Facilitating and organizing automated workflow transfer internally and externally
• Participating in technical troubleshooting and problem investigation
• Reviewing analytical development reports and other documents for technical correctness and regulatory compliance for automated workflows
• Developing and participating in training programs for analysts

This job might be for you if you:
• Enjoy integrating new technologies to reduce human workload
• Have experience with programming automated liquid handlers (e.g., Hamilton, Tecan, Beckman Coulter, HighRes, or similar platforms)
• Are a critical thinker with an interest in leading projects, writing reports, and performing data analysis while faced with exciting technical and business challenges
• Have a knack for navigating ambiguity and communicating through that ambiguity with a team
• Are open minded, flexible, and can communicate well across all levels of the business
• Are able to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills
• Are adept at problem solving and identifying root cause
• Continuously drive to improve processes for better performance

To be considered for this position you must have an MS in biochemistry, chemistry, or a related field, with at least 7 years of relevant experience, or a Ph.D. with at least 2 years of relevant experience. We may consider applicants with an MS in a related field and at least 9 years of experience or a Ph.D. with at least 5 years of experience as a Staff QC Specialist. Level will be determined based on qualifications relevant to the role.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.