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Automation Manager- Roche Sequencing and Life Sciences

Roche Sequencing & Life Science | Kapa Biosystems
Job Location
200 Ballardvale Street, Suite 250
Wilmington, MA 01887
United States
Job Description

Roche Sequencing and Life Sciences is looking to hire an experienced Automation Manager to manage a team of both field-based and development scientist focused on providing high-throughput workflow solutions for our Next Generation Sequencing product portfolio.  

The Manager will report to the Director of Support & Applications and have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of Automation Development Scientists and Field Application Specialist who provide workflow solutions for our Next Generation Sequencing products on high-throughput liquid handling platforms.     
  • Develop the Automation roadmap for Sequencing & Life Sciences through both internal stakeholder management and external vendor collaborations.
  • Manage all automation projects according to agreed timelines and report on progress.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities, goal setting, performance management, and development of the team.
  • Manage team budget, including travel and expense reporting, as well as operational cost of the Automation projects.
  • Provide expert knowledge of products and automation solutions to key accounts, with the goal of providing consultative scientific support.
  • Mentor team members and provide support for their career development goals
  • Ability to travel (50 - 75% of the time) to work in the field with Sales to attend customer meetings and scientific conferences.
  • PhD in Genomics/Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or appropriate Biological or Biomedical Science with 5+ years of experience in Next Generation Sequencing.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the development and support of automated NGS method for one or more of the major liquid handling platforms used for NGS applications, e.g., Biomek FXp/i5/i7 (Beckman Coulter, Sciclone NGS Workstation (Perkin Elmer), Bravo NGS Options B (Agilent) or NGS Star (Hamiltion).
  • Experience in both project and people management.  
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and empowering employees to achieve success.
  • Strategic thinking mindset and experience in developing project roadmaps
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.