Automation Scientist, NGS

Location: South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

GENEWIZ is looking to welcome a Automation Scientist to join our Next Generation Sequencing team. If you have a passion for genomics and go-getter attitude, we want to hear from you!

Title:                      Automation Scientist

Location:              South Plainfield, NJ

Why GENEWIZ?

GENEWIZ is a place for people who want to make a difference.  We are proactive, committed to what we do, aspire to do more and have the potential for greatness!  We have a winning attitude and champion innovation, teamwork and accountability through a results-oriented, customer-centric, and fun work culture!  We are committed to the growth and development of our employees and we are firm believers of promoting from within. We offer competitive benefits ranging from work-life balance programs to comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and validate new liquid handler methods for both RUO and CLIA services
  • Generate SOPs for new methods and workflows for both RUO and CLIA services
  • Run NGS applications on a range of liquid handler platforms
  • Train other scientists in the use of lab automation
  • Supervise associate level scientist to conduct method testing and adjustments
  • Work closely with internal informatics teams to design, build, and maintain LIMS and sample tracking solutions
  • Identify and implement hardware and/or software to improve the automation infrastructure
  • Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of liquid handler instruments


Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Biological Sciences preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • 3+ years of hands on experience developing and optimizing methods for liquid handling devices, including Biomek and Caliper Zephyr/Sciclone workstations, required
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in a MS Office, general purpose programming languages (e.g. VB/VBA/VBS, Python, Perl, R, C++/C#), preferred
  • Strong knowledge of next-generation sequencing, including wet and dry lab, preferred
  • Hands-on next-generation sequencing wet lab experience, preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot liquid handling devices related issues
  • Strong track record of assay development, required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, customer-oriented environment

M/F/Disabled/Vet