Kelly Services Laboratory Automation Scientist - 5996 - Mx $100 in San Diego, California

Laboratory Automation Scientist, San Diego, CA

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Laboratory Automation Scientist for one of our top clients in San Diego, CA.

Projected Duration : 04/17/2018 to 08/31/2018 (This position may be longer, but at this time, it is scheduled to wrap up late summer.)

Type : Contract

Pay Rate : Up to $100/hr depending upon experience/education


  • PhD/MS in a scientific or engineering discipline with 4+ years industrial experience; -OR- BS with 8+ years laboratory automation experience.

  • Experience with sample preparation techniques, trouble shooting skills, and programing is required

  • Experience programing liquid handlers is required.

Preferred :

  • Competent programing skills for Hamilton’s Vantage using Venus on Vantage.

  • Advanced programing ability for the Agilent’s Bravo using Vworks.

  • Experience with Retisoft’s Genera scheduler.

  • Integration of automated liquid handlers with supporting equipment experience.

  • Intense organizational skills and ability to keep multiple projects moving forward at the same time.

Job Scope and Skills:

  • With a focus on biotechnology laboratory automation, this individual will create automated workflows and stand-alone automated pipetting methods. The qualifying individual will be required to lead and/or assist in designing and executing automation protocols as well as the interpretation of laboratory results and managing of hardware malfunctions.

  • This is a hands-on laboratory position (light lifting, bending, reaching and pipetting expected).

  • Programing liquid handlers including Agilent Bravo (Vworks) and Hamilton Vantage (Venus on Vantage).

  • Colony picking.

  • Develop and validate methods for the above liquid handling systems.

  • Programing scheduling software (Genera).

  • Utilize existing and implement new automated protocols.

  • Clearly communicate project status using email, conversation and presentations.

  • Facilitate the transfer of automated protocols and provide subsequent automation support as needed.

If you are interested in the position, please apply to this posting with an updated resume. Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you.

Lauren Rogers

Kelly Services Scientific Recruiter

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