Laboratory Automation Engineer

Quest Diagnostics
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  • Post Date: Sep 14, 2019
  • Start Date: 9/14/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

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At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

As a Senior Biomedical Automation Scientist, you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

This professional will work from our Memphis, TN location. Relocation assistance to Memphis is available.

Senior Biomedical Automation Scientist - the role:

The Senior Biomedical Automation Scientist acts as automation and instrumentation technical expert in the area of high throughput immunoassays (T-Spot). This professional applies scientific leadership to complex R&D projects; executes and champions innovative automation solutions to support research and high throughput testing operations; and plans, prepares and carries out complex automated programming on a variety of instruments and automation platforms.

The Senior Biomedical Automation Scientist also prepares reports and analysis of results as related to product/process development improvement. Activities may be focused individual projects or assignments as a member of a project team which may include project leadership duties. The ideal candidate is proactive in that they can make solid decisions based on experience, see issues before they arise and troubleshoot problems with minimum supervision.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develops, plans, and conducts programming and application maintenance from a variety of biotech instruments. This can include programming liquid/plate handling instruments from manufacturers such as Dynamic Devices, BioTek, Hamilton, Tecan, Biosero or Perkin Elmer.

  • Performs applications programming for magnetic cell isolations, immunoassays and SCARA microplate manipulations.

  • Reports status of assigned projects through the preparation of detailed reports and documentation that summarize results.

  • Works within established parameters on individual assignments, on project teams for longer-term projects and as a technical leader with other team members. 

  • Identifies problems, investigates alternatives, recommends possible courses of action, and implements as appropriate.

  • Maintains knowledge of technological developments that may assist in the completion of an assignment or lead to new products, processes or procedures by reading current literature.

  • Effectively utilizes and applies advanced methods or technologies. Contributes ideas for new product development typically within existing markets.

  • Ability to suggest novel and innovative approaches

  • Responsibilities may include working with infectious materials, supporting and complying with the company hazard waste handling practices.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • PhD degree in Biomechanical Engineering, Engineering or related scientific discipline with 0-3 years post graduate experience preferably in an industrial research and/or development environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering or related scientific discipline plus at least 3 years of relevant automation experience and demonstration of capabilities.

  • Master’s degree candidates should have at least 2 years of relevant industrial experience.

  • Experience with immunoassays, DNA/RNA extraction and other molecular technologies is desirable.

  • Experience developing products under design control or cGMP/QSR is a plus.

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity or Citizenship.

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