Senior Automation Engineer (Memphis, TN)
Job Description SummaryAre you looking to join an innovative, purpose-driven organization focused on designing cutting edge research instruments? At STEMCELL Technologies, Canada’s largest biotechnology company, your work will have a direct and positive impact on advancing scientific research in fields such as cancer, immunology, and tissue engineering. As a Senior Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for custom lab automation and system integration work, both with commercially available and STEMCELL developed instruments and subsystems. You will work closely with customers to design, configure and test custom automation solutions, and roll them out at the customer’s site. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to product development, innovation, and solution provision that will drive our customers’ research at the forefront of science.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work with external customers to understand their needs, and deliver high quality, robust laboratory automation solutions for their life science workflows
Use commercial laboratory automation scheduling software packages to control laboratory equipment (e.g. Thermo Fisher Momentum, Biosero Green Button Go)
Write robust and maintainable code that controls automated equipment, specifically complex, and multi-threaded protocols that interact with multiple hardware and software targets
Conduct laboratory automation system integration troubleshooting and testing, including formally documenting the outcomes and test results
Draft specifications, requirements, design documentation, and troubleshooting guides to document the design process and to be of assistance to the customer at the conclusion of the collaboration
Knowledge and Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Systems, Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering or Computer Science with 6+ years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science with 4+ years of relevant experience
Proven experience in integrating automated systems from requirements gathering to commissioning, establishing device communications, development of workflows, troubleshooting, system testing, and scale up
Lab automation experience e.g. liquid handlers (Hamilton Company, Tecan), robotic arms, cell separation equipment, and imaging systems
Excellent communication (oral, written, presenting) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a cross functional team
Experience in researching and selecting equipment for use in laboratory automation applications is desirable
This role requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per STEMCELL’s vaccination policy, the current recommendations by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time.
STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.
STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.
As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.
NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including with boosters) against COVID-19, as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders.
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