Exact Sciences Corporation

Automation Engineer I, R&D

Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
Req No.
2022-12167
Category
Research & Development
Type
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Automation Engineer I will join a highly collaborative, cross-functional team including R&D, Operations and Technology to develop and deploy robust laboratory automation solutions for pre-analytical sample processing, Immunoassay and Next-Generation Sequencing based assays in support of high complexity laboratory developed tests.  This role requires experience working on a collaborative, fast-paced team to build scalable, highly integrated automation platforms which enable users to reliably and efficiently deliver timely, high-quality results in a regulated environment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with lab staff to understand processes and procedures. Responsibilities include preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, issue resolution, as well as supporting documentation.
  • Develop automated laboratory solutions through programming of liquid handling robotics platforms to meet the requirements of existing assay workflows.
  • Iteratively develop and improve automated liquid handler methods based on feedback from experimental data and user feedback.
  • Design and implementation of automated liquid handler methods for use in a high throughout environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to establish high level of credibility and maintain effective relationships and strong open communication with employee, managers, and customers.
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines and successfully facilitate constructive engagements.
  • Ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner.
  • Ability to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality.
  • Ability to work with moderate supervision and take ownership of assigned projects.
  • Ability to follow and optimize processes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented, with strong organization and time management skills.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to act with an inclusion mindset and model these behaviors for the organization.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel. #LI-JR1

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Life Sciences, Engineering, or field as outlined in the essential duties.
  • 1+ years of experience working with automated liquid handlers and associated software in a regulated environment (CLIA, CAP, ISO, etc.). Experience with Hamilton liquid handlers is desired.
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to effectively communicate across teams located at multiple sites.
  • Optimistic and innovative; solution oriented.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot technical issues in collaboration with a team of scientists.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and demands.
  • Values, communicates, and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect.
  • Familiarity with Next-Generation sequencing and/or common molecular biology laboratory workflows.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, OneNote, and Publisher.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or field as outlined in the essential duties.
  • 2+ years of experience working with automated liquid handlers and associated software in a regulated environment (CLIA, CAP, ISO, etc.). Experience with Hamilton liquid handlers is desired.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

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