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Senior Automation Scientist

Job Description

  • Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #79464

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring a Senior Automation Scientist on a contract basis.

Job ID #: 79464

Work Location:
New Brunswick, NJ – on site role


  • The candidate will get an opportunity to engage in developing cutting-edge analytical automation technologies at a world-class drug product development environment.
  • The successful candidate will operationalize automation/robotic initiatives within the Product Development organization. This involves development of drug product automation activities, troubleshooting support as applicable, management of automation development project portfolio, and introduction of fit for purpose robotic capabilities across different sites within the organization. The role requires the establishment of automation/robotic solutions by identifying gaps and opportunities within the existing development protocols to enhance business efficiency and agility.
  • Analytical & Formulation Support on Development Pipeline Assets – This function is focused on providing automation support to formulation and analytical development projects. The successful candidate will work closely with stakeholder to ensure we are utilizing and developing the right automation formulation development platforms to align with their development needs. Typical formulation development support includes the execution of flexible methods for sample preparation, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results in timely manner.


  • 1 year experience is required of laboratory experience working with automation/ liquid handling workstations; Preference is given to Unchained Labs, Chemspeed and Hamilton Systems.
  • Strong expertise in writing scripts for liquid handlers is a must.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency general purpose programming languages (e.g. VB, Python, Perl, R, C++/C#) is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in typical analytical techniques such as HPLC, UPLC, CE-SDS, iCE and high-throughput purification are desirable.
  • Ability to troubleshoot liquid handling devices related issues.

Competencies & Behaviors:

  • Ability to identify gaps and opportunities within existing automation workflows; develop and implement automation/robotic protocols as viable solutions.
  • Accountability, passion, and proper sense of urgency.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and approaches based on business priorities.
  • Interest to explore and introduce novel robotic capabilities as appropriate.
  • Ability to effectively communicate among stakeholders, collaborators, and peers.


  • Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or related scientific discipline. Masters or Ph.D. is highly desirable.
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