Senior Automation Scientist (12 month FTC Mat cover)

Job Title: Senior Automation Scientist (12 month FTC Mat cover)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: North West England, England
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J908963_1625674792
Contact Name: Hannah Williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 07, 2021 17:19

Job Description

Role: - Senior Automation Scientist (12-month FTC maternity Cover)
Location: - Remote (based Northwest/Yorkshire for visits to site)
Salary: - Competitive
Additional: - Life assurance & Pension contribution (3%ER/5% EE)

Our client, an IVD-Medical Device company are looking to recruit an experienced technical automation scientist who also has people management experience within the Life Science field. There is a good opportunity that if you impress in the role that you will be kept on beyond the 12-month period.


  • Lead the delivery of Automation and System Integration of IVD products
  • Manage two junior automation scientists- train them up.

  • Contribute to overall project planning and reporting.
  • Lead complex projects.
  • Provide expertise in the improvements of SOPS, process flows, plans & reports.
  • Install, test & validate new automation systems.
  • Expert input into study design and data interpretation
  • Design and optimise automation workflows.
  • Enable data transfer between automation platforms and LIMS systems.
  • Lead troubleshooting activities
  • Various integration with other departments- cross functional role!

The Person

  • BSc or equivalent Life Science/Genetics/Biochemistry/Genetics
  • Strong experience in Automation
  • Working knowledge of GLP
  • Experience of qualification and validation
  • Previous supervisory/management experience
  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff.
  • Experience with Liquid handlers is a must.
  • Experience of automation equipment/software- PerkinElmer, Beckman, Hamilton, Agilent, Tecan
  • Hands of experience with DB management (PostgreSQL)
  • Able to analyse workflows and identify changes that need to be made.

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