Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

  • Automation Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Milton Park, Abindgon
    Posted Date 1 week ago(07/11/2018 5:44 PM)
    ID
    2018-1973
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    Development
  • Overview

     

    Overall responsibilities:

     

    1. As part of the global Product Development team you will be expected to contribute to delivery of strategic goals and support all automated activities globally.
    2. Design and optimization of automated workflows for diagnostic applications.
    3. Installation, validation and maintenance of instrumentation platforms and automation suites.
    4. Support commercialization activities related to automation of Oxford Immunotec products.
    5. Execute validations in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements.

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. Design and optimization of automated workflows for diagnostic applications.
    2. Installation, validation and maintenance of instrumentation platforms and automation suites.
    3. Contribute to development of acceptance criteria to demonstrate new system performance. Execute validations in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements.
    4. Provide specialist services to maintain, calibrate and qualify specialized equipment.
    5. Liaise with program management, QA, QC and Marketing teams to ensure that proposed solutions meet customer needs.
    6. Act as a liaison between OI and equipment vendors. Responsible for equipment purchase, installation, service contracts etc.
    7. Responsible for training Technical Support and Sales teams in automated platforms (includes development of SOPs and training materials).
    8. Deliver demonstrations of automation solutions for key customers.
    9. Pioneer new approaches to streamlining and simplifying T-SPOT workflow.
    10. Support Product Development department in coordinating and a timely execution of development milestones, product launches, new product and process development, line extensions and support of existing products.
    11. Adhere to the Company Quality Management System, including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2005, and ISO 17025:2005.
    12. Work to the Company Values at all times.

    Qualifications

    Technical skills and abilities

    • Life Sciences or Engineering degree with demonstrable validation experience in a pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer healthcare or related industry.
    • >2 years’ experience in validating and implementation of automated solutions for use with diagnostic applications.
    • Proven ability to organize projects around marketing objectives and to deliver results in the form of products.
    • Proven ability to deliver results under a quality system and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Good working knowledge of business software
    • Software engineering skills and interface building expertise is a distinct advantage.
    • Immunological assay and T cell immunology knowledge a distinct advantage

    Emotional skills and abilities

    •  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
    • Rigorous internal communication
    • Ability to inspire others to follow
    • Capacity for handling complex tasks, accurately
    • Able to act with initiative and prioritize appropriately
    • Able to coordinate effectively with other functions within the organization to achieve the group and corporate goals 

    5 most important job skills

    1. Strong background in designing and implementation of technical solutions
    2. Able to coordinate effectively with other functions within the organization to achieve the group and corporate goals
    3. High personal & professional standards and a commitment to scientific excellence
    4. Proven ability to lead projects under a quality system and in compliance with regulatory requirements
    5. Ability to inspire others to follow 

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