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Research Scientist - Automation Engineering

San Diego, California

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Req ID R-16011 Title Research Scientist - Automation Engineering City San Diego State / Province California Country United States Region Research

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

We are seeking a highly motivated Automation Engineer to join Lilly’s Biotherapeutics Discovery Research Center in San Diego. Are you looking for a chance to identify gaps and implement solutions? We want you on our team. Check out this unique role and apply today!

In this role you will:

  • Work with Lilly scientists and Automation vendors to evaluate, implement and validate novel systems, instruments and technologies to facilitate Lilly’s Next Generation Research goals.
  • Modify existing systems, instruments, methods and software to meet evolving needs.
  • Ensure that common automation equipment is accurately maintained and in good working order. This includes stand-alone liquid handlers (BioMek, Lynx, Echo), plate washers/dispensers, protein quantification instruments, colony/plaque pickers, sequencing instruments etc., as well as several fully integrated robotic systems.
  • Install, maintain, QC, solve issues, build methods/scripts, and train users on instruments.
  • Work collaboratively with protein discovery, engineering and expression groups at the San Diego site to optimize research efficiencies through implementation of automation process improvements and novel technologies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science or similar field with 1+ year of applicable experience (postdoctoral or industrial) or
  • BS or MS in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science or similar field with 8+ years of experience to include at least 1 year of relevant experience, preferably in a biotech/pharmaceutical company or an automation provider.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Programming experience using Python, Java, C# or VB.NET is required.
  • Experience in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and scripting for liquid handlers, dispensers, plate washers, plate readers, Octet, etc. preferred
  • Experience with scheduling, operation, training and troubleshooting of fully integrated robotic systems.
  • Expertise with Green Button Go scheduling software is a plus.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to work with other automation engineers, as well as non-automation scientists.
  • Excellent organizational skills, as exemplified by an aptitude for clear record-keeping, and data analysis, as well as the ability to prioritize work across multiple projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.
 

To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-16011.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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