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Labcorp Researcher - Automation Specialist in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


Research and Development is seeking a Researcher-Automation Specialist to join its team in RTP, NC. The selected candidate will be responsible for instrument script writing, method development, implementation, and on-going support of new and existing automated laboratory processes.


  • Collaborate within a team of R&D scientists to conceptualize, design, develop, and implement automated systems on the Hamilton Star to meet business priorities within multiple scientific disciplines.

  • Projects could include optimizing the performance and increasing throughput of existing extraction- and NGS-based methods

  • Where necessary, support production improvements and instrumentation updates and changes

  • Build strong rapport with equipment vendors and evaluate new technologies as needed

  • Prepare documentation for equipment validation and operating procedures in conjunction with clinical laboratory operations

  • Assist with user training, troubleshooting, and on--site support of automated systems

  • Participate in the development of a support services model for Hamilton instruments within production laboratories

  • Interface with support automation personnel in Laboratory Operations to foster a cohesive relationship


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Engineering, or related field and at least 3-5 years relevant experience

  • Strong, highly developed analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Computer proficiency in MS office applications, and basic knowledge of Windows OS maintenance

  • Experience handling projects independently

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • NGS experience strongly preferred




M-F 9am - 5pm

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