Automation Scientist

Posted 21 December 2022
Salary Competitive Salary plus Benefits
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJames Hume

Job description

This Automation Scientist opportunity is with an Oxford based company whose pioneering technology is aimed at accelerating the discovery and manufacture of Cell & Gene Therapies.  They have developed technologies for the design & engineering of viral vectors, cell line development and scale up of therapies using their cutting-edge capabilities.  To date they have developed products that are providing solutions to some of the challenges facing the sector such as AAV manufacture and scale up.
They partner with companies developing advanced therapies who are based globally to ensure breakthroughs are achieved faster so that therapies reach patients sooner.  As a company they have a pioneering mindset to continually seek new ideas and concepts as well optimise existing products to remain at the forefront of science. 

This role will offer you

  • The opportunity to join a company at the forefront of Cell & Gene Therapy research
  • Join a collaborative team that works together to solve complex challenges and advance science
  • Take on a role where you will be developing and translating novel methods to Hamilton robots.
  • Opportunity to continue to develop your career further through their dedicated L&D programme to develop your expertise further and keep pace with latest developments.

You will be responsible for

  • The Automation team collaborates with internal teams to translate manual to automated platforms.
  • Lead the transfer of methods to Hamilton Star robotic platforms – Assays & cell culture processes.
  • Operate as the SME for automation, partnering with scientists to develop methods from scratch.
  • Lead development of Hamilton Venus methods, software infrastructure and automated workflows.
  • Line manage a small team – manage day to day priorities, project delivery, training & development.
  • Train staff on the use of Hamilton liquid handlers.
  • Work collaboratively with team on site and partner sites to solve complex challenges.
  • Horizon scan and adopt new processes.

You will bring the following

  • Hold an MSc or BSc in a relevant field
  • Demonstrable experience in the use of Hamilton liquid handlers for assays and / or cell culture for example.
  • Experience of supervising others or managing a small team
  • Experience in the development of complex protocols on liquid handler platforms – preferably Hamilton Star.
  • Experience in the use of a general purpose programming language such as Python, Javascript or C+
  • Experience of using Hamilton Venus software is advantageous.
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