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Temporary Automation Engineer, Human Assay Technologies

Boston, MA 02298
Full-time, Part-time
$17.04 - $25.58
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Location: Boston, MA

Job Description

We seek a highly independent and creative automation engineer to join the Human Assay Technologies group at Vertex.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a strong foundation in engineering and have experience with lab automation, including equipment from one or more of the following vendors: Hamilton, HighRes, BioSero, Thermo CRS, Agilent, and/or Beckman Coulter. The successful candidate will be the first level of automation support in our high throughput screening and cell culture labs and will assist with adapting assay protocols to automated systems, setting up automated runs on robotic systems, troubleshooting errors as they occur, routine liquid handler and dispenser QC, minor mechanical repair, and IT related troubleshooting and escalation. In addition to the vendors listed above, familiarity with liquid handling instrumentation (e.g. Bravo, Biomek, Hamilton Star, or similar) and detection instrumentation (e.g. Envision, PheraStar, FLIPR, or similar) is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist discovery project teams with setting up, monitoring, and successfully completing daily automated runs
  • Create and test new scheduler methods on our fully automated robotic platforms
  • Create, test, and QC new methods on liquid handlers and other benchtop equipment
  • Troubleshoot and escalate errors as required
  • Routine maintenance of equipment

Minimal Requirements:

  • BS with a minimum of 3 years of industry experience programing and maintaining lab automation
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and software processes related to integrated equipment
  • Experience in a primary screening and small molecule drug discovery setting
  • Self-motivation, independence, organization, and effective communication skills; adept in solving/troubleshooting complex problems as well as the ability to navigate a fast-paced work environment
  • A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society 

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at (see application details).

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