Automation Technician

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Posted 4 months ago
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Job Title: Research Scientist – Automation in biosciences

Vacancy type: Permanent

Salary: £25,000 – 38,000 per annum

Location: North East

SRG is currently working with a very well-established organisation, which is responsible for technical innovations across the UK in different scientific sectors including pharmaceuticals and biologics. They are looking to recruit a Research Scientist to join their Automation team.

The successful candidate will have expertise in automation applied to biosciences, especially in the use of liquid handling robots and in the creation of complex novel workflows with them. Candidates should understand or demonstrate curiosity in the science related to the formation of drug delivery systems and/​or lipid nanoparticle systems. The successful individual will apply their expertise to address formulation challenges, developing and optimizing drug delivery systems for RNA vaccines and therapeutics.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a challenging, diverse role with great career prospects in a company that specialises in innovative research.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Write, optimise and review workflows for automation project work.
  • · Support the technical delivery of new automation platforms for the production and characterisation of formulations in line with the business strategy.
  • Plan and deliver technical programmes of work on automation platforms and high throughput equipments.
  • Support the maintenance, calibration, safety, and quality, for the effective running of automation platforms.

Role requirements:

Successful candidates will be educated to a minimum of HNC, Foundation Degree, Degree, or master’s degree level (or equivalent) in a biosciences relevant discipline (e.g., chemistry/​biochemistry/​biology/​pharmaceutical) plus (significant) relevant industrial experience;

  • The production/​characterisation of (lipid) nanoparticles.
  • Advanced drug delivery systems (such as vehicles for mRNA transfection).
  • Use of liquid handling robots (e.g., Opentron, Janus, Hamilton systems) and writing workflows to control them.

Desired experience:

  • Have a technical understanding of (or direct experience in) the production/​characterisation of lipid nanoparticle formulations and/​or novel drug delivery systems.
  • Experience in designing of experiments.
  • Experience in python scripting in day-to-day activities relevant to data analysis and controlling robotic platforms.
  • Experience and understanding of machine learning techniques (applied in a scientific context).

Interested? Or know someone who will be?

SRG are the UK number 1 recruitment company specialising in the science, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, renewable, biotech, chemicals and medical devices sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It’s this combination that makes us different. We’re committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Associate

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview

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SRG is the leading recruiter of permanent and temporary talent for scientific, clinical and engineering businesses. We are the largest life-science recruitment company in the UK, number 5 in EMEA, and number 8 globally. SRG is powered by Impellam, a connected group providing global workforce and specialist recruitment solutions. To learn more about Impellam Group, visit: SRG was formed in 1990, focusing purely on the life-science industry. With sites across the UK, Ireland, Europe, and North America, our specialised teams now align their knowledge and expertise with the product life-cycle across Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Chemicals, MedTech and FMCG. We place over 800 professionals into permanent positions each year, and currently employ 1,800 temporary contractors/associates across the STEM sectors. People-first STEM recruitment SRG speaks your language. With over 100 ‘expert-to-expert’ staff — made up of experienced scientists, engineers, and clinical, and tech professionals — we implicitly understand the main challenges of your industry. Leaving complex strategies and tired jargon behind, we devise simple, easy-to-digest solutions to your most pressing talent pain points. And with an eye on the latest developments in STEM and recruitment, we’ll help you anticipate and prepare for the future of work. Helping STEM organisations build a talented workforce SRG goes beyond the traditional scope of a recruiter. Forging sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships with clients and candidates alike underpins everything we do. This is why we strive to provide ongoing support — to clients as they build a talented, engaged workforce for the future, and to candidates as they follow their desired career path.
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