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Laboratory Automation Engineer

Direct Hire

Marlboro, MA

The Laboratory Automation Engineer is responsible for successful development, implementation, calibration, and validation of new equipment and processes in the laboratory. The Laboratory Automation Engineer also assists in the transfer of newly developed assays from the development stage to routine practice in the laboratory (internally and externally) in a manner that is consistent with the goals and in compliance with the Quality Management System.


  • Design and optimization of automated workflows for diagnostic applications
  • Installation, validation, and maintenance of instrumentation platforms and automation suites
  • Contribute to development of acceptance criteria to demonstrate new system performance
  • Execute validations in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements
  • Provide specialist services to maintain, calibrate, and qualify specialized equipment
  • Liaise with program management, QA, QC, and Marketing teams to ensure that proposed solutions meet customer needs
  • Act as a liaison between OI and equipment vendors. Responsible for equipment purchase, installation, service contracts, etc.
  • Responsible for training Technical Support and Sales teams in automated platforms (includes development of SOPs and training materials)
  • Deliver demonstrations of automation solutions for key customers
  • Pioneer new approaches to streamlining and simplifying T-SPOT workflow
  • Support Product Development department in coordinating and timely execution of development milestones, product launches, new product and process development, line extensions, and support of existing products


  • BS in Engineering or life sciences, preferably Biotechnology or Biochemistry required, Master’s degree preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in a laboratory setting
  • Must have experience with automation and instrumentation (implementation and troubleshooting)
  • Previous experience in liquid handling automation, tube labeling and scanning, sample handling automation, and integrated robotic systems is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with Quality System concepts and CLIA requirements
  • Experience working with FDA-regulated products is strongly preferred


  • Requires analytical skills to plan, design, or enhance complex systems and programs, resolve problems requiring a comprehensive awareness of automation and scientific fields
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high degree of personal & professional initiative
  • Problem solving ability - able to develop creative, practical solutions that meet business objectives
  • Ability to work in a global, multicultural collaborative team environment
  • Strong organizational management; able to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Shows pro activity in identifying and then overcoming problems.
  • Knows how their role fits in with the whole process
  • Takes responsibility for delivering the required results to the required standards
  • Acknowledges the importance of high standards and works to get things right first time every time
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (domestic and international)




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