15 days old

Senior Scientist, Automation Engineer

Kelly Services
Troy, MI 48007
**Kelly Science and Clinical** is the worlds most recognized brand in science and clinical staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of the next generation of small molecule drugs, biologics and cellular therapies.


We are seeking a highly skilled and creative engineer/scientist to drive implementation of automation solutions across the R&D portfolio of one of our clients, a cell and gene therapy company in South San Francisco. In this role you will work closely with cell engineering, analytical genomics, cell line development, and analytical development teams to automate cell culture, cell line development, cell-based assays, and next generation sequencing workflows to enhance. process efficiency and reproducibility. The successful candidate will influence design and build requirements of new automated platforms, lead development and implementation of automated scripts, train end users, and support the long-term use of the platforms. The qualified individual should have experience working with standalone and integrated systems in a fast-paced environment. The individual should also possess strong time management, organization, and communication skills along with exceptional attention to detail.


+ Implement robust and scalable automation methods for standalone and integrated systems.

+ Develop automation solutions for cell culture, cell line development, analytical assays and NGS library preparation.

+ Build great working relationships with vendors to drive successful collaborations on new installations, service calls, and platform development efforts.

+ Work with biology and analytical teams to identify unmet needs and suggest new instrumentation and / or automation solutions to address them

+ Coordinate testing and deployment of new automation methods with project teams

+ Interface with Informatics and Computational Engineering colleagues to address sample data tracking and data analysis automation

+ Work with Facilities, IT and Data Infrastructure teams to bring new technologies in and properly onboard them.

+ Ability to stand for extended periods of time required.



+ BS/MS in Engineering discipline or BS/MS in Biology/Biochemistry with 6+ years of relevant industry experience

+ Extensive experience programming at least one of: Hamilton STAR / Vantage, HighRes Prime, CyBio FeliX, Biomek FX, Tecan Fluent / Evo liquid handlers. Experience with scheduling software and integrated device management is a plus.

+ Experience developing automation solutions for adherent and suspension cell line workflows

+ Experience with Cell Line Development and/or analytical workflows

+ Experience producing documentation for process validation and standardized operating procedures

+ Experience calibrating, maintaining and performing quality control on automation equipment

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail and data quality, experience working on diverse collaborative teams, and an ability to execute in a fast[1]paced startup environment.


+ Experience with automating nucleic acid extractions and library preparation

+ Scripting ability in a language like python or C# as well as working knowledge of SQL and databases.

+ Experience with Hamilton Vantage and Venus on Vantage (VoV) software

+ Experience with HighRes Prime and Cellario

+ Experience with CyBio FeliX

+ Familiarity with version control and working with git repositories

+ Familiarity with Benchling

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-04-28 Expires: 2021-06-12

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