Automation and ECI
The rise of automation has made countless promises over the years, and they’re not exclusive to the life sciences either. You’ll find some form of automation in most industries around the world, yet it proves to be particularly helpful in areas responsible for manufacturing and developing new products.
Automation and ECI are closely linked – in order to ensure that any automation is both running smoothly and prepared for growth and scalability, the skills of a competent ECI engineer are required. ECI, or EC&I, depending on who’s talking about it, both refer to the same set of responsibilities: Electrical, control, and instrumentation. These are the key aspects of the process development and maintenance phase, and it’s the role of a highly trained engineer, acting as part of a capable team to oversee them.
Automation has been able to drastically improve processes throughout the life sciences. Whether it’s the level of accuracy in the manufacturing of new machines, the data collection process from clinical trials, or the various requirements of the drug development phase, reducing the risk of human error and cutting costs is the name of the game when it comes to automation.
Automation doesn’t always get the best press – many people see it as a way to simply reduce headcount and deprive talented individuals of their work. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Automating a process frees up your talent in order to maximise their unique skillsets. For example, wasting time on manual data collection is hardly the best way to optimise your wage budget.
When it comes to biotech, automation, backed by a dependable ECI function, can make the world of difference. It serves to speed up laboratory processes, exponentially increasing output, and therefore, bolstering the bottom line of the business. Where does an ECI professional come into all this? They’re the ones who manage, build, and maintain the physical elements of each and every automated process. For automation to thrive and continue flourishing as a company grows and evolves, an ECI engineer must be able to ensure that the technology can keep up.
ECI engineers need to be highly skilled, highly technical thinkers, and for this very reason, they can be tricky to get hold of when it comes to the recruitment phase. If you’re in the market for an ECI engineer, or you’re hoping to build an entire team and benefit from the best of automation tech, then you’re in the right place. Here at BioTalent, we have a wealth of experience in the life sciences recruitment space, and we’ve placed plenty of the top ECI engineers from around the world in working environments that help them shine.
Our vast talent network spans the globe, and our passionate consultants are tireless in their efforts to match up the right candidate with the best possible opportunities. We have the demonstrable results to prove it. If you feel like your search for the top ECI talent is drying up, or you need to look out further to secure the top talent in the field, please don’t wait around to get in touch with the team today, we’re here to provide you with a recruitment solution you can rely on.
We’re more than just another life sciences recruitment agency, we’re a people-first, community-led organisation on a mission to help people find their career calling.
Life Sciences in Berlin
Beautiful Berlin is Europe’s cultural jewel. It’s home to a myriad of astonishing sights, galleries, museums, profoundly thought-provoking memorials, the Reichstag, week-long parties, and a booming life sciences scene. Berlin is a truly unique city – it emanates creativity, not only in the life sciences space, but in the arts too, representing a beautiful, inimitable synergy, as seen regularly in the world-renowned Art Laboratory Berlin.
Berlin is one of the world’s leading life science clusters, boasting a huge number of highly advanced educational institutes, robust biotech, pharmacutical and medtech ecosystems. These are the systems that support over 500 companies in the life sciences space. The world-famous HealthCapital was founded back in 1996, and since then, the cluster has become a launching pad for countless life sciences startups, representing boundless opportunity for progression within the sector.
According to Refire Online, Berlin’s life science real estate transaction value alone was worth 634 million euros between 2017 and 2021. Moreover, there’s a thriving medtech presence that’s home to many of the world’s most impactful biotech and medtech companies, including Klara and Amboss.
With over 70 independent research institutes, hundreds of top-ranked research initiatives, and plenty of international science conferences, Germany’s capital acts as hotspot for discovery and innovation in what is undoubtably one of the most impactful fields of modern research.
The past few years have been incredibly testing for organisations everywhere. The pandemic shone a spotlight in on the life sciences, (particularly healthcare science) unveiling their critical importance to a much wider audience. Berlin’s life sciences industry proved to be robust, ultimately helping produce one of the major vaccines at a time of unprecedented turmoil. If you’re hoping to get ahead in Berlin’s life sciences industry, now is the perfect time to start building the teams of the future.
At BioTalent, our specialist recruitment consultants take a knowledge-based approach to finding you the perfect candidate. Our deep understanding of the various markets within the industry, combined with our passion for people and our DEIB-led (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) methodology enables us to get your life science jobs filled by the best talent around.
Our expansive (and exclusive) talent network grants us access to a wider range of candidates, effectively increasing your chances of finding the ideal addition to your team. We’re more than just a Berlin recruitment agency – we have a global presence with 6 locations (Berlin, London, Manchester, Dublin, Zug, Los Angeles, and Boston) and a fast-growing workforce.
Our mission is to build diversity, create inclusion and encourage workplace innovation – the life sciences represent the perfect opportunity to make a real impact as we continue our journey. If you want to get involved, don’t hesitate to reach out today, we’d love to get to know you.
Diverse workforces will be essential in the battle to combat tomorrow’s problems. Gen Z is now the most diverse and populous generation in the history of the world, (New York Post) they are the clients and the employees of tomorrow, and diversity of thought will be required to meet their needs.