Senior Analytical Instruments Automation Engineer
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Senior Analytical Instruments Automation Engineer

King of Prussia, PA

The Center for Breakthrough Medicines is on track to be the largest single-site cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization in the world. Our comprehensive service offering accelerates speed to market through supply chain disruption mitigation strategies, end-to-end program management expertise and unique platform technology with the ability to follow a molecule from idea to commercialization. CBM’s integrated approach provides high quality and consistent end-to-end manufacturing capability including: Process and Analytical Development; Plasmid DNA production; Viral Vector Production of Lentivirus; AAV and Adenovirus; Testing and Analytics; Autologous, Allogeneic and Gene-edited Cell Therapy Bioprocessing; and Cell banking. CBM’s horizontal and vertical integration provides one source throughout a product’s life cycle.

CBM’s mission is to accelerate the delivery and affordability of lifesaving and life-changing therapies from discovery to market by offering a complete solution for the development and commercialization of cell and gene therapies.

CBM is located just outside of Philadelphia in the Heart of Cellicon Valley on The Discovery Labs campus set on 300 acres with 2.4 million square feet of life sciences lab and manufacturing space, allowing clients to scale their development and manufacturing needs without ever having to change sites, while providing employees a true community campus experience focused exclusively on life sciences.

The Discovery Labs is a Global Platform Company inclusive of CBM, The Discovery Labs Properties, UniteIQ incubator labs, and The Colony, a unique investment and resource model enabling groundbreaking therapies to be brought to life.


Do you have expertise in, and passion for, robotic automation, workflow development, and system integrations? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the next-generation biotherapeutics portfolio in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then Center for Breakthrough Medicines (CBM) might be the one for you!


What you’ll do 

The Laboratory Automation Engineer position supports the CBM Analytical Development and Testing groups with a focus on the implementation, integration and data management relating to robotics and high-throughput systems.


Desirable for the role 

  • Experience automating high-throughput, traditional bench-scale or manufacturing systems. 
  • Familiarity with bioprocess development and experience working as a bench scientist. 
  • Experience in programming in C/C++, visual basic, .NET or database management. 
  • Experience contributing to a science driven team setting. 
  • Certification training with 1 or more automation platforms (Venus, Instinct, EVOware, etc), 1 or more coding languages or computer aided design platforms. 

Education & Experience

Essential for the role 

  • BSc/BS with ~5-7 years of relevant experience, or MS with ~2-4 years of relevant experience   in a scientific (biochemistry, molecular biology, etc.), engineering (chemical, computer, mechanical, etc.), or computational (computer Science, etc.) discipline. 
  • Mastery of a laboratory automation instrument (i.e. Hamilton, TECAN, PerkinElmer, etc.), high throughput analytics (i.e. plate readers, Stunner, LabChip GX, Trinean, etc.) or multiple enabling laboratory automation tools (i.e. capper/decappers, plate seal/peel, tube labelers, automated barcode readers) is essential. 
  • Must have business analysis experience leading software and equipment selection, and designing optimal process equipment flows. 
  • Must have experience and skills in creating, modifying and troubleshooting laboratory robotics/automation scripts. 
  • Must have time management and organizational skills with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced team-oriented environment. 
  • Identify opportunities to train self. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Compensation: TBD

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