Scientist - Core Automation

Redwood City, California
Jul 31, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

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

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. 

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