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Senior Scientist in Automation (m/f/d) – 5223 LBD

Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development and one of the frontrunners in Personalized Healthcare. As the world`s largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally.

As an Engineer/Scientist/Senior Scientist in the Automation Team within Pharmaceutical Development, you are an Expert in Automation driving automation implementation with involvement in the Automation/Stability unit. You will be part of the team working on the expansion and standardization of automated analysis and data processing of the related drug product activities in Pharmaceutical Development.

The perfect candidate has a M.Sc. degree or higher in cell biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics or related discipline. We are looking for someone who has had at least one year of experience in programming and operating liquid handling robots like Tecan Freedom EVO/Fluent, Beckman Biomek Fx/i7 or Hamilton STAR/Vantage. Additionally the ideal candidate should have 2-3 years of experience in molecular biology and mammalian cell culture techniques.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement assay protocols on various liquid handling robots (Tecan Fluent, Beckman i5/i7, Opentrons OT-2)
  • Design, plan execute and present experiments independently
  • Perform data analysis and document findings
  • Develop and implement automated cell culture workstation (Tecan Fluent, Hamilton Vantage)
  • Automate the data flow between instruments, IT systems, and raw data storage
  • Present results to the broader R&D group
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary project team consisting of specialists in the field of cell-based assays and automation

Must Haves Qualifications:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • Minimum M.Sc. in cell biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics or related discipline (PhD candidates are also encouraged to apply)
  • Minimum 1 year experience in programming liquid handling workstations
  • 2-3 of experience as a research associate in molecular biology and mammalian cell culture
  • Profound understanding of cell culture, working in SBS-plate format and hands-on experience with liquid handling workstations
  • Basic knowledge of Python programming
  • Fluent communication both written and verbal English, German is a plus
  • Team work, time management, communication, problem-solving

Nice to Have Qualifications:

  • Experienced in development and implementation of automated cell culture
  • Experienced in miniaturizing of biological assays
  • Hands-on experience in 3D cell culture

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