Automation Team Leader



An exciting opportunity has surfaced to work with a global, high growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercialising assays for immunology and infectious disease. Our Client are looking for an Automation Team Leader. This position is a key member of the global Product Development team who will support all automation process activities globally and deliver on strategic company goals.


  • Providing leadership, inspiration, vision, and key decision making capabilities for the company‚Äôs automation team.
  • Successful development, implementation, and validation of new equipment and automated processes in the laboratory.
  • Collaborate with program management, QA, QC, Development, and Marketing teams to ensure that proposed solutions meet customer needs
  • Develop acceptance criteria and test methods to demonstrate new system performance
  • Effectively develop and manage junior scientists and engineers within the Development group
  • Responsible for training Technical Support and Sales teams in automated platforms (includes development of SOPs and training materials)
  • Deliver demonstrations of automation solutions for key customers
  • Support Product Development department in coordinating and timely execution of development milestones, product launches, new product and process development, line extensions, and support of existing products
  • Build a cohesive team that works efficiently together to maximize the team's potential and organization goals

About You

  • At least BS in Engineering or life sciences, preferably Biotechnology or Biochemistry
  • 6+ years of experience in a laboratory setting
  • Must have experience with automation and instrumentation (development and launch)
  • Previous experience in liquid handling automation, tube labeling and scanning, sample handling automation, and integrated robotic systems is highly desirable
  • Must have experience leading and delivering on complex interdepartmental projects
  • Experience managing a team is preferred
  • Experience working with FDA-regulated products is preferred
  • Requires analytical skills to plan, design, or enhance complex systems and programs, resolve problems requiring a comprehensive awareness of automation and scientific fields
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high degree of initiative, working in a global, multicultural collaborative team environment
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (domestic and international)
If you are interested in the above role then please apply or get in touch to discuss further.
Sophia Kingan Managed by Sophia Kingan
South East
apply Posted - 08.04.2022

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