Senior Technical Assistant

Qiagen N.V Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 2 weeks ago

QIAGEN Waltham is looking for a unique individual to integrate with a multi-disciplinary team developing DNA sequencing and sample preparation technologies with the intent of improving the lives of patients. This interesting and growing market requires complex instrumentation and workflows containing pioneering chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, analysis algorithms, and both application and cloud based software. The ideal candidate will need to understand the basics of all these fields to accomplish our goals.

The Technician/Junior Engineer position will be part of the Site Management team and will play a key role in the development of next generation sequencing instruments. Day to day responsibilities will include maintaining existing NGS sequencers, lab equipment and other technical instrumentation. Projects will be carried out to ensure the research and development activities performed on site are efficient, effective, and carried out according to our quality standards. Cross-training in other Operations related functions will be required.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and repair research and development instruments as needed.

  • Schedule and perform preventative maintenance and calibrations with minimal disruption to development activities.

  • Manage instrument software and hardware configurations.

  • Track and report instrument failures and solutions using in-house database.

  • Recommend and execute mitigations for common instrument failure modes.

  • Facilitate process improvements and documentation.

Position Requirements

  • Technical degree (Bachelor) in an Engineering field such as Systems, Electrical, Process, Mechanical or a related field.

  • Experience: no experience required.

  • Familiar with working in lab environment.

  • Willingness to work hands-on with instrumentation and equipment.

  • Good excel skills and basic knowledge of databases.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Personal Requirements

  • Self-motivated and team-oriented.

  • Very good communication and presentation skills.

  • Desire to work in multidisciplinary and diverse environment.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Highly accountable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter for this open position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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