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.
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:
A BA or MSc degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, or related fields.
Experience working with laboratory automation in a life science setting, such as automated liquid handling systems or dispensers, and ideally robotically integrated multi-device systems.
Knowledge of laboratory operations and workflows, including sample tracking, LIMS and data management (SQL is desirable).
Experience writing scripts to automate tasks.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, together with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
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:
A supportive and collaborative environment.
Competitive salary that is reviewed annually.
Varied projects that benefit from a collaborative, active approach.
Continuous learning with bespoke training.
An opportunity to apply your knowledge to solve problems with support from a passionate and experienced team.
Relocation allowance and support (terms apply).
Visa sponsorship if required for overseas applicants with provided support. Must meet experience criteria.
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 screening, medicinal and synthetic chemistry, computational 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.
Let's talk about how we can maximise your drug discovery success.