Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Santa Clara


The Senior Instrument Automation Engineer will be part of the Instrument and Laboratory Support team in an instrument support role under the Roche Sequencing Solutions Process and Support department.  Focusing on the development of cutting edge sequencing technology.  Working under general supervision and instruction the individual in this position will be part of a team responsible for general lab system and automation support and will maintain a large fleet of sequencing prototype instruments used by both Roche Sequencing Solutions Research and Development. The  Individual will also help maintain other pieces of ancillary equipment in the lab.
Provides expertise in engineering, design, installation and start-up of automation systems.
Assists in the Build /repair of robotic instrumentation systems under Development operations.
Provides problem solving with regards to the automation systems.
Assists in the validation of process and facility automation.
May also develop code and design system architectures in order to define user compatibility. Keeps the R&D sequencing fleet running.  
Will complete required documentation for compliance of Development instruments under configuration management.
Bachelor's Degree molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering AND 7-10 years of relevant experience working in a
biochemistry or molecular biology laboratory setting OR Masters Degree AND 5 years of experience
Knowledge, Skill or Abilities:
Knowledge of TECAN EVOware scripting languages is desirable.
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude relevant to automated liquid handlers and other general laboratory equipment.
Proficiency in using basic word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers, and customers as needed.
Ability to work as part of a team

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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