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Senior Scientist, Integrated Automation Lead

  • Job Title Senior Scientist, Integrated Automation Lead
  • Function R&D
  • Sub Function R&D
  • Location Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2306150036W
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Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is growing the Biotherapeutics Development Analytical Automation team and recruiting for a Senior Scientist, Integrated Automation Lead to be based out of Malvern, PA.

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Within the Laboratory Automation & Robotics team, you will leverage scientific and robotic systems expertise to drive the design, development, and implementation of laboratory automation workcell solutions for various analytical workflow such as antigen binding, molecular, cell-based, flow cytometry, capillary electrophoresis, chromatography, and peptide mapping. You will collaborate with the Assay Automation team, Engineering, Assay Development, Data Science, IT, and end-users to drive our hands-free automation implementation. You will play an integral role in improving sample throughput/capacity, while reducing hands-on time, time-to-result, repetitive strain, and assay variability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the design, development, and implementation of hands free end-to-end analytical workcell solutions (Driven by Biosero Orchestrator/Green Button Go®)
  • Collaborate with Assay Automation, Engineering, and Methods Development to influence and align on system components and workflow orchestration
  • Collaborate with Laboratory Operations, Data Science, and IT to drive automated data flow within workcell solutions
  • Optimize automated systems, expand capabilities, and support technical investigations
  • Drive automated process/methods qualification, and operator training activities
  • Collaborate with automation team members to support or maintain automated systems as needed
  • Knowledge transfer and cross-training
  • Ensure data integrity through accurate and timely data capture/entry into appropriate systems
  • Author protocols, work instructions, SOPs, or presentations



  • A Ph.D., M.S., or Bachelors of Science in Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent is required

Experience and Skills:


  • A Ph.D. with 6 years experience, or a Masters/Bachelors of Science with 10 or more years of integrated automation experience is required
  • Experience leading development and implementation of automated laboratory workflows and high-throughput methods within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry; this includes systems configuration, liquid handling, and method programming is required
  • Experience designing, programming, operating, and troubleshooting end-to-end integrated automation systems, such as Biosero, HighRes® Biosolutions, or Thermo Scientific™ is required
  • Experience with device and data systems integration is required
  • Ability to identify/understand sophisticated customer needs and help craft automated solutions for laboratory workflows Experience leading evaluation and implementation of new and novel technologies is required
  • Experience leading evaluation and implementation of new and novel technologies is required
  • Experience with biological or biochemical assays; migration of bench techniques to hands-free automated systems is required
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills (both written and oral), with the ability to closely collaborate with scientists, vendors, and external teams is required
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams is required


  • Experience with various programming languages, such as Python, Visual Basic, C, C++, etc. is preferred
  • Experience with analytical method development is preferred

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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