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Oxford Immunotec, Inc. Automation Technician in Norwood, Massachusetts

This position is a key member of the global Product Development team who will support automated activities globally and contribute to delivery of strategic goals. This role will provide input to the design and optimization of automated workflows for diagnostic applications. Assist installation, validation, and maintenance of instrument platforms and automation suites. Support Automation and Development team goals in and out of the laboratory.

Under direct supervision, responsible for contributing to design, performance, and interpretation of experiments in support of the company’s automation and product development plans. Contribute to design and optimization of automated workflows for diagnostic applications. Assist installation, validation, and maintenance of instrument platforms and automation suites. Support Automation team goals through execution laboratory experiments. The level of this role will be based on candidate experience (Min qualifications listed below).

Specific deliverables for the role include, but not limited to:

  • Assist with experiments toward the design and optimization of automated workflows and processes for diagnostic applications.

  • Prioritizes workload to ensure key objectives are met on time.

  • Assist installation, validation, and maintenance of instrument platforms and automation suites.

  • Provide specialist services to maintain, calibrate, and qualify specialized equipment.

  • In lab performance of manual and automated processes in support of process development.

  • Act as a liaison between OI and equipment vendors. Responsible for coordinating equipment purchase, installation, service contracts, etc.

  • Assist with demonstration of automated solutions for key customers.

  • Present experimental results and documentation status and overview at internal company meetings, potentially to other departments and sites.

  • Ensure that conclusions in written reports and presentations reflect the data presented, and that reports are of the highest quality and consistent with Development documentation standards.

  • Associates degree in Life Sciences or Engineering plus demonstrable validation experience in a pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer healthcare, or related industry required; Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or Engineering, preferred

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a validation role for use with diagnostic applications

  • Proven ability to support marketing objective driven goals and to deliver results (products)

  • Proven ability to deliver results under a quality system and in compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Immunological assay and T cell immunology knowledge is an advantage

Competencies

  • High personal & professional standards and a commitment to scientific excellence

  • Capable of critically appraising problems and identifying potential solutions

  • Process capability (but anti-bureaucratic)

  • Proven ability to integrate well into small organizations

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Comfort across all levels of seniority, both internally and externally

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Capacity for handling complex tasks accurately

  • Able to act with initiative and prioritize appropriately

  • Able to coordinate effectively with other departments to achieve group and corporate goals

Physical Demands

The physical demands described within the Overall Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

ID: 2019-2032

External Company Name: Oxford Immunotec

External Company URL: www.oxfordimmunotec.com

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