Amgen

Automation Engineer - Early Drug Discovery

Employer
Amgen
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Posted
Jul 31, 2021
Ref
R-124282
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

Youve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge youve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

Automation Engineer - Early Drug Discovery

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What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will be a part of our Discovery Technologies team at Amgen Research Thousand Oaks CA. We are seeking a motivated and talented Automation Engineer to join our early drug discovery effort. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating, managing and maintaining robotic platforms and ancillary instrumentation to ensure the timely execution of high-quality, microtiter-plate based biochemical and cell-based small molecule screens.

Position Responsibilities
  • Daily operation of robotic platform(s) & laboratory automation to execute a variety of processes to include but not limited to small molecule screening.
  • Performing quality control and calibration of equipment for both accuracy & precision
  • Troubleshooting of various lab instrumentation and automation
  • Optimizing automation workflows and protocols to increase throughput, improve data quality, and/or reduce consumable consumption
  • Assisting scientists to successfully develop, transfer and execute processes on the integrated platforms and ancillary equipment.
  • Efficiently manage execution of both scheduled and ad-hoc maintenance of robotic platform and
  • associated equipment by aligning with both internal stakeholders and external vendors.
  • Ensuring all tasks and responsibilities are performed according to industry-leading scientific standards & accurately documented in SOPs and electronic lab notebook (ELN) system
  • Monitoring technological developments in the field & evaluating new technologies

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What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The technical professional we seek has hands on project experience with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree OR

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of Engineering experience OR

Associate's degree and 5 years of Engineering experience OR

High school diploma/GED and 10 years of Engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's in engineering, biomedical engineering, or a relevant field
  • Experience in operating, and maintaining integrated lab automation platforms, ideally HighRes and GNF systems.
  • Experience programming scheduling software (for example Director, Cellario, Overlord, etc.)
  • Experience running and troubleshooting lab instrumentation, including but not limited to liquid handlers, acoustic dispensers, multi-mode plate readers, compound transfer devices, etc.
  • Proficiency with CAD modeling (i.e. SolidWorks) and rapid prototyping (i.e. 3D printing) to quickly design and implement any enabling parts or fixtures required to support new functionalities
  • Programming in .NET, Python and/or other languages. Experience in reading from and writing to databases using SQL.
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated successful interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in other scientific disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams to scale a process from a manual proof-of-concept to a fully-automated, high-capacity, high-throughput unattended operation.
  • High level of self-motivation

Thrive

Some of the vast rewards of working here

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey
  • A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plancomprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefitswith compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

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Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.