Lead Automation Scientist Jobs in Chester – England – UK at Juice Resource Solutions Limited

Title: Lead Automation Scientist

Company: Juice Resource Solutions Limited

Location: Chester – England – UK

Type: Full Time

Category: Engineering, Biotech

Salary: Salary 45000 GBP Yearly GBP 45000 YEAR

Lead Automation Scientist

Global Medical Diagnostics Company

Permanent opportunity

Salary: Base up to GBP 55k p.a. + Benefits

Location: Manchester

ASAP Start

Our client are an international molecular diagnostics group which develops and commercialises genetic products and services. The group works in partnership with global leaders in DNA technology to advance diagnostic science. Due to continued growth they are seeking an experienced Automation Scientist leading the design, development and verification of automated systems for product development, services and manufacturing.


Overall responsibility:Provide automation leadership and expertise on projects, ensuring work is well planned and executed to a high quality in a timely fashion. Plays a key role in defining automation strategy for the company.

Provides technical leadership on projects

Identifies commercially and technically appropriate automated solutions

Design and optimise automation workflows to ensure they are compatible with test reagents and meet scientific and user needs, in addition to usability requirements

In collaboration with the Software Development function, design and optimise flexible automation system architectures which:

Enable efficient storage and retrieval of workflow configuration and live operational data, and

Allow interfaces to be established both between automation instruments and to integrate effectively with external systems (eg LIMS)

Ensure correct data transfer and traceability between automation platforms and LIMS systems

Support and contribute to implementation of development process(es)

Scientific input into study design and data interpretation, in particular to analyze, understand and control the variation in automated processes

Support and contribute to project planning

Ensure planning and reporting of studies are accurate and detailed

Ensure own work and that of junior staff meets all relevant regulatory & quality requirements (including compliance to SOPs, documentation using lab books, study plans, study reports and integrity of data) and is in line with company goals

Support and provide guidance to junior staff

Train other team members in the use of laboratory automation systems

Train and support customers in the use of automation equipment and software

Consults with:

Management (eg CDO) and staff (notably, within the Development Team, including the Software Development function)

Other functions (eg Quality, Business Development, Legal, Finance, HR, Admin)

External consultants appointed by the company.

External companies (eg, potential suppliers, commercial partners, etc)

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

Supervise junior staff (3-4 staff) using automated platforms in the laboratory


5-10 years of laboratory experience within an industrial setting, of which 5+ years spent in an automation scientist role or equivalent

Experience with a range of automated liquid handlers, plate readers, automation software and equipment is essential (eg PerkinElmer, Beckman, Hamilton, Agilent)

Experience with Tecan liquid handlers, in particular the EVO series, is desirable

Experience with automation system architectures including internal and external interfacing of components and storage of configuration and live operational data

Software programming skills for robotic operation, definition of graphical user interfaces and database …

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