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Automation Engineer - Medicine Design

Stevenage United Kingdom

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Location Stevenage, GB Job ID JR-034001

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We are looking for an Automation Engineer to join our Medicine Design group at Customer site to provide first-line software, technical & hardware support for their ThermoFisher Antibody Production platforms with the primary objective of maximising system reliability.

The role will also work with the wider Scientific Services team to support on a variety of additional automation platforms when required and will be based at Stevenage.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop Training Packages tailored to the ThermoFisher Antibody Production platforms, intended for both LIS Engineers & the client’s scientific workforce.

  • Develop and implement a proactive maintenance regime for key equipment within Medicine Design at GSK.

  • Oversee & participate in equipment support activities within Medicine Design at GSK.

  • Act as 'first-responder' for critical equipment breakdowns, ensuring minimal impact on scientific activity.

  • Carryout on-going system performance analysis based upon error logs, live run interventions and root-cause analysis & trending of errors to mitigate their reoccurrence.

  • Train GSK LIS Engineers on key equipment within Medicine Design at GSK and ensure skill levels are maintained by establishing a reassessment schedule.

  • Train scientists within Medicine Design at GSK how to make best use of the ThermoFisher Antibody Production equipment, ensuring optimal routine operation.

  • Develop support solutions built around the requirements of Medicine Design at GSK to enhance service delivery

  • Establish & maintain strong relationships with the Vendor Service Organisation.

  • Maintain awareness of new developments in their field of Laboratory Automation.

  • Provide technical mediation in the event of long running equipment issues involving multiple vendors

  • Help develop best-practice and facilitate knowledge sharing between automation SME’s at GSK.


  • HND in a Mechatronic related subject

  • Extensive experience in lab instrument support.

  • Pharmaceutical / Regulated working background

  • Previous experience of working in multidisciplinary customer facing teams

  • Advanced Technical Skills in field of expertise

  • Experience of servicing scientific equipment.

  • Understanding of device networking and communications protocols.

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