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Lab Automation Specialist

Based: BioCity, Glasgow

£Competitive + attractive benefits and possible relocation allowance

Permanent, full time

BioAscent is delighted to be recruiting a Lab Automation Specialist who is looking to further develop their career within a highly respected, people-orientated, drug discovery company.

Discover a better future

Are you looking to develop your career within a highly respected, people-orientated drug discovery company, whilst having a flexible, work-life balance situated in the beautiful and diverse culture of Scotland?

Here at BioAscent, we’re rapidly growing due to the success of our people. We’re growing because we’re passionate about science and our customers like who we are and what we do.

We currently have an opportunity for a motivated and experienced Lab Automation Specialist to join our Automation Team in our continued growth and success.

The role

As part of our team, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation, maintenance, and optimisation of laboratory automation systems to support the research activities of our customers. Your role will play a key part in our drive for full process digitalisation, from automation workflow scheduling to database analysis.

Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, implementing and maintaining laboratory automation systems and equipment, collaborating with other team members to design and develop automated laboratory workflows, troubleshooting issues with laboratory automation systems and equipment, developing and implementing SOPs and knowledge based articles, working closely with vendors, and staying current on industry trends and advancements in laboratory automation technology and software.

To be considered for this opportunity, you should have:

What we offer

Our most valuable asset is our people, and we are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative environment within BioAscent. As a key member of the team, you’ll have the opportunity to shape your own career as part of our Career Engagement Review process. This can include both on-site initiatives such as continuous learning and bespoke training through recognised external experts and programmes. In addition, we offer:


About BioAscent

Founded in 2013, BioAscent is a highly respected, successful and award-winning provider of integrated drug discovery CRO services based in state-of-the-art laboratories at BioCity Glasgow in Newhouse, Scotland. Our integrated drug discovery services include de novo assay development, compound screeningmedicinal and synthetic chemistrycomputational chemistry and compound management.

BioAscent has undergone a period of sustained growth and now employs a team of over eighty. To find out why people choose to join and stay with BioAscent please visit our Careers Page.

Quality of life

Great science, team and laboratory environment are a given at BioAscent, but for work-life balance being based in Scotland is hard to beat. Situated a short distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and easy access to the beauty of Scottish lochs, islands, and mountains, we have the best of both worlds.

If you’re looking for a new role where you’ll work with a highly experienced Drug Discovery team in a place where you’ll feel appreciated within an all-inclusive environment, offering opportunities to develop your career but also maintain a great work-life balance, we’d love to hear from you. 

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter via the link below.


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