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Automation Application Engineer   

JOB TITLE:

Automation Application Engineer

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Richland Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Overview:
The Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) leads novel and necessary research in three core areas: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Molecular Sciences.
The contributions of EBSD staff are many as we continue to elevate the impact of PNNL's science mission: to understand, predict, and control the complex adaptive systems underlying the science behind Earth, energy, and security.
Rockstar Rewards:
Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance*, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave**, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support.
Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan* and may enroll in our 401k savings plan.
Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.
  • Research Associates excluded.
**Once eligibility requirements are met.

Click Here For Rockstar Rewards
Responsibilities:
This position is stewarded by The Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD).
A successful candidate for this role will work across multiple directorates and projects within PNNL.

We are seeking an experienced Automation Applications Engineer to join PNNL in executing our ambitious future-looking strategy for the design of engineered automated laboratory platforms and solutions.
These systems will perform high throughput and real-time controlled experiments in biology, chemistry, microbial phenotyping and beyond as part of PNNLs strategic plan to increase the capacity and pace of science for our sponsors.

  • Collaborate with research staff to identify opportunities to improve process throughput and robustness with automation in a broad range of scientific applications (e.
    g.
    synthetic biology or chemistry, materials synthesis, soil analysis, omics)
  • Translate benchtop/manual processes to automated laboratory equipment and integrated platforms
  • Responsible for implementing and troubleshooting automated applications on laboratory platforms
  • Collaborate with vendors and engineering staff to implement custom automation solutions
  • Analyze system performance data and alarms and work with end users to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Develop and perform system acceptance testing and process qualification
  • Collaborate with computing teams to deploy lab automation processes that integrate with our laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Stay current with new technologies and evaluate them for use in new or existing systems
  • Communicate and collaborate with staff across multiple disciplines and backgrounds to ensure successful technology integrations
  • Use multidisciplinary understanding to solve engineering problems
  • Provide input on scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at a project or task level
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior staff and students
Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS/BA and 2 years of relevant experience -OR-
  • MS/MA -OR-
  • PhD
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in using or developing scripts on complex laboratory equipment like liquid handlers (e.
    g.
    Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman Coulter)
  • Knowledge of biological and/or chemistry applications (e.
    g.
    synthetic biology, omics, synthetic chemistry)
  • Degree or course work in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or chemical engineering
  • Knowledge of experimental design and basic statistical analysis (e.
    g.
    t-tests, chi-square)
  • Experience troubleshooting laboratory equipment and/or scientific processes
Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment:
Laboratory work that may involve use of corrosive, hazardous, and toxic chemicals.
Additional Information:
This is an on-site position.
Testing Designated Position (TDP):
This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP)
About PNNL:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage.
Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.
S.
Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options.
PNNL is located in eastern Washington Statethe dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living.
The Labs campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity:
Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency.
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.
gov.
Drug Free Workplace:
PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

If you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment.
PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use.
Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug.
If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.
HSPD-12 PIV Credential Requirement:
In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 473.
1A, new employees are required to obtain and maintain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential.
To obtain this credential, new employees must successfully complete and pass a Federal Tier 1 background check investigation.
This investigation includes a declaration of illegal drug activities, including use, supply, possession, or manufacture within the last year.
This includes marijuana and cannabis derivatives, which are still considered illegal under federal law, regardless of state laws.

Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

81200 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707246208-8093141d643686f76a0a39ebfa76099d

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Richland

Job Origin:

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Overview:
The Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) leads novel and necessary research in three core areas: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Environmental Molecular Sciences. The contributions of EBSD staff are many as we continue to elevate the impact of PNNL's science mission: to understand, predict, and control the complex adaptive systems underlying the science behind Earth, energy, and security.
Rockstar Rewards:
Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance*, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave**, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan* and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.
  • Research Associates excluded.
**Once eligibility requirements are met.

Click Here For Rockstar Rewards
Responsibilities:
This position is stewarded by The Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD). A successful candidate for this role will work across multiple directorates and projects within PNNL.

We are seeking an experienced Automation Applications Engineer to join PNNL in executing our ambitious future-looking strategy for the design of engineered automated laboratory platforms and solutions. These systems will perform high throughput and real-time controlled experiments in biology, chemistry, microbial phenotyping and beyond as part of PNNLs strategic plan to increase the capacity and pace of science for our sponsors.

  • Collaborate with research staff to identify opportunities to improve process throughput and robustness with automation in a broad range of scientific applications (e.g. synthetic biology or chemistry, materials synthesis, soil analysis, omics)
  • Translate benchtop/manual processes to automated laboratory equipment and integrated platforms
  • Responsible for implementing and troubleshooting automated applications on laboratory platforms
  • Collaborate with vendors and engineering staff to implement custom automation solutions
  • Analyze system performance data and alarms and work with end users to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Develop and perform system acceptance testing and process qualification
  • Collaborate with computing teams to deploy lab automation processes that integrate with our laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Stay current with new technologies and evaluate them for use in new or existing systems
  • Communicate and collaborate with staff across multiple disciplines and backgrounds to ensure successful technology integrations
  • Use multidisciplinary understanding to solve engineering problems
  • Provide input on scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at a project or task level
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior staff and students
Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS/BA and 2 years of relevant experience -OR-
  • MS/MA -OR-
  • PhD
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in using or developing scripts on complex laboratory equipment like liquid handlers (e.g. Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman Coulter)
  • Knowledge of biological and/or chemistry applications (e.g. synthetic biology, omics, synthetic chemistry)
  • Degree or course work in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or chemical engineering
  • Knowledge of experimental design and basic statistical analysis (e.g. t-tests, chi-square)
  • Experience troubleshooting laboratory equipment and/or scientific processes
Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment:
Laboratory work that may involve use of corrosive, hazardous, and toxic chemicals.
Additional Information:
This is an on-site position.
Testing Designated Position (TDP):
This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP)
About PNNL:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington Statethe dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Labs campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.
Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity:
Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.gov.
Drug Free Workplace:
PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

If you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.
HSPD-12 PIV Credential Requirement:
In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 473.1A, new employees are required to obtain and maintain a HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential. To obtain this credential, new employees must successfully complete and pass a Federal Tier 1 background check investigation. This investigation includes a declaration of illegal drug activities, including use, supply, possession, or manufacture within the last year. This includes marijuana and cannabis derivatives, which are still considered illegal under federal law, regardless of state laws.


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