Job Description :
Cerebra Consulting Inc is a System Integrator and IT Services Solution provider with a focus on Big Data, Business Analytics, Cloud Solutions, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft, Hyperion, Oracle Configurator, Oracle CPQ, Oracle PLM and Custom Application Development. Utilizing solid business experience, industry-specific expertise, and proven methodologies, we consistently deliver measurable results for our customers. Cerebra has partnered with leading enterprise software companies and cloud providers such as Oracle, Salesforce, Amazon and able to leverage these partner relationships to deliver high-quality, end-to-end customer solutions that are targeted to the needs of each customer.










Position: Lab Automation Engineer Location: Waltham, MA Duration: PERMANENT Position Description The Automation Engineer will help define, design, expand, optimize, and maintain our automated laboratory workflows for current and pipeline diagnostic applications. This position requires a proactive individual who will quickly grasp big picture requirements and is equally capable of execution within a fast-paced environment of shifting priorities. The Automation Engineer also contributes in the transfer of newly developed assays from the development stage to routine practice in the laboratory (internally and externally) in a manner that is consistent with the company goals and in compliance with the Quality Management System. Day to Day Responsibilities: Program and maintain liquid handling robotic platforms for automation of Dx and CDx workflows, including but not limited to proprietary exosome extraction, qPCR, NGS. Integrate automated methods to ensure proper sample tracking. Prepare SOPs for automated workflows. Coordinate with our Quality team to validate automated workflows. Install, validate, and maintain laboratory instrumentation platforms, tools, and automation suites to drive high throughput processes. Perform troubleshooting and other sustaining activities (e.g. calibration) to keep automated solutions operating optimally. Work collaboratively with our CLIA operations and R&D teams to develop, optimize, and validate application-specific protocols on Hamilton, Tecan, and/or Perkin Elmer and other complex automated instrumentation, including integration of third-party devices. Liaise with Customer Service, QA, QC, Dx Sales, CDs/Business Development, CLIA Operations, R&D and Marketing teams to ensure that proposed solutions meet customer needs. Execute validations in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements. Provide training on use, maintenance and troubleshooting of automation equipment to staff with varying scientific and automation skills. Design solutions to improve performance (cycle time, reliability, etc and to ensure quality and stability of automation systems through future expansions, upgrades and/or replacements. Maintain proper documentation to ensure all maintenance and validations are compliant. Support various departments in coordinating and timely execution of development milestones, product launches, new product and process development, line extensions, and support of existing products. Follow company policies and practices as outlined in all company resources, including, but not limited to, safety and compliance guidelines. Required Skills: Bachelor's degree in any biological science or engineering discipline with 4+ years of experience in a laboratory setting or MS with 2+ years of relative work experience, in engineering, bioengineering, computer science or applied science field. Must have Expert knowledge of at least one commercial liquid handling robotics platform (Hamilton, Tecan, and/or Perkin Elmer preferred) and extensive experience programming for other platforms Experience porting complex workflows onto automated/robotics platforms is required. Experience supporting laboratory operations in a GCP/GCLP environment is highly preferred. Experience working with FDA regulated products is a plus. Extensive Programming knowledge in .NET (VB, C#, ASP), JavaScript, SQL Server, VBA Excel, and Matlab. Familiarity with a diagnostic molecular biology laboratory, and CLIA and HIPAA requirements is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal interaction, negotiation, and communication skills. Skilled in anticipating and resolving issues. Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams including scientific and non-scientific staff is required. Proficient in the use of computer applications and software, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc Ability to work autonomously to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at one time. Strong analysis, problem-solving and project management skills to develop creative, practical solutions that meet business objectives Proven ability to troubleshoot technical and scientific issues, both individually and as a team Required Skills : Lab Automation experience in regulated environment Work independently NGS (a plus) and qPCR automation experience Basic Qualification : Bachelor's degree in any biological science or engineering discipline with 4+ years of experience in a laboratory setting or MS with 2+ years of relative work experience, in engineering, bioengineering, computer science or applied science field. Must have Expert knowledge of at least one commercial liquid handling robotics platform (Hamilton, Tecan, and/or Perkin Elmer preferred) and extensive experience programming for other platforms Experience porting complex workflows onto automated/robotics platforms is required. Experience supporting laboratory operations in a GCP/GCLP environment is highly preferred. Experience working with FDA regulated products is a plus. Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: Extensive Programming knowledge in .NET (VB, C#, ASP), JavaScript, SQL Server, VBA Excel, and Matlab. Familiarity with a diagnostic molecular biology laboratory, and CLIA and HIPAA requirements is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal interaction, negotiation, and communication skills. Skilled in anticipating and resolving issues. Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams including scientific and non-scientific staff is required. Proficient in the use of computer applications and software, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc Ability to work autonomously to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at one time. Strong analysis, problem-solving and project management skills to develop creative, practical solutions that meet business objectives Proven ability to troubleshoot technical and scientific issues, both individually and as a team. Additional Skills : Bachelor's degree in any biological science or engineering discipline with 4+ years of experience in a laboratory setting or MS with 2+ years of relative work experience, in engineering, bioengineering, computer science or applied science field. Must have Expert knowledge of at least one commercial liquid handling robotics platform (Hamilton, Tecan, and/or Perkin Elmer preferred) and extensive experience programming for other platforms Experience porting complex workflows onto automated/robotics platforms is required. Experience supporting laboratory operations in a GCP/GCLP environment is highly preferred. Experience working with FDA regulated products is a plus. Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: Extensive Programming knowledge in .NET (VB, C#, ASP), JavaScript, SQL Server, VBA Excel, and Matlab. Familiarity with a diagnostic molecular biology laboratory, and CLIA and HIPAA requirements is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal interaction, negotiation, and communication skills. Skilled in anticipating and resolving issues. Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams including scientific and non-scientific staff is required. Proficient in the use of computer applications and software, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc Ability to work autonomously to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at one time. Strong analysis, problem-solving and project management skills to develop creative, practical solutions that meet business objectives Proven ability to troubleshoot technical and scientific issues, both individually and as a team. Please share resume to or can can reach me at