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Staff Systems Engineer ( Laboratory Automation) #2411

Employer
GRAIL, LLC
Location
Raleigh, North Carolina
Start date
Aug 12, 2022

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GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

The Staff Systems Engineer coordinates, manages and implements technical engineering support for a variety of process automation hardware, software applications, and laboratory instruments to support smooth production lab operations. The Staff Systems Engineer will interact with scientists, software developers and end users to transfer and continuously improve to implement robust automated solutions into day-to-day laboratory operations. The ideal candidate will be experienced in liquid handling robotic platforms, software integration and supporting complex systems as well as setting up support processes in a regulated production setting with cross functional teams.
You will:
  • Oversee supporting, troubleshooting and improving existing automated systems activities in a regulated production lab and prioritizing activities
  • Mentor team members and be the technical lead for support of lab automated platforms
  • Take a lead in implementing process and workflow systems to support complex automated process in a regulated production lab
  • Optimize existing automated processes to improve efficiency, throughput, robustness and quality
  • Manage/support the installation, facility acceptance test and validation of the new and or revised equipment, automated systems to ensure quality compliance and user requirements
  • Author, execute and document test plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for automated workflows
  • Coordinate with different multi-functional team members and execute projects in a timely manner
  • Recommend and implement changes to ensure ongoing high-quality performance of laboratory equipment
  • Monitor and evaluate new and emerging technologies in laboratory automation systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Your qualifications and background will include:
  • B.S. or M.S. in molecular biology, chemistry, engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years hands on experience in integrated automated solutions and liquid handling platforms
  • Minimum of 3 years experience supporting regulated labs
  • Experience managing cross functional projects and implementing new workflow processes
  • Proficiency in both writing and optimizing scripts on automated liquid handling platforms (e.g., Hamilton, Tecan, Beckman, etc.)
  • Experience with LIMS and software integration
  • Experience in mentoring team members
  • Experience with writing and executing test protocols
  • Working knowledge of clinical laboratory operations and activities
  • Analytical, creative thinker and ability to solve problems
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and communication skills

GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

Company

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

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CEO: Bob Ragusa

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Location
1525 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park
California
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