Senior Automation Scientist

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Exciting Opportunity: Join Us as a Senior Automation Scientist!

Location: Onsite at New Brunswick, NJ

Are you passionate about cutting-edge automation technologies in drug product development? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where your expertise can make a significant impact? We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Automation Scientist to join our Integrated Technology & Engineering Team.

Position Overview:

  • As a Senior Automation Scientist, you will play a pivotal role in operationalizing automation/robotic initiatives within our Product Development organization. Your responsibilities will include developing, troubleshooting, and managing automation projects, as well as identifying opportunities to enhance existing development protocols through automation solutions. You will provide crucial analytical and formulation support to development projects, collaborating closely with stakeholders to align automation platforms with development needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operationalize automation/robotic initiatives within the Product Development organization.
  • Develop and troubleshoot drug product automation activities.
  • Manage automation development project portfolio.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities within existing development protocols for automation enhancements.
  • Provide analytical and formulation support to development projects.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to align automation platforms with development needs.
  • Introduce fit-for-purpose robotic capabilities across different sites within the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or related scientific discipline (Master’s or Ph.D. highly desirable).
  • Minimum of 1 year of laboratory experience with automation/liquid handling workstations.
  • Strong expertise in scripting for liquid handlers.
  • Proficiency in general-purpose programming languages (e.g., VB, Python, Perl, R, C++/C#) preferred.
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques such as HPLC, UPLC, CE-SDS, iCE, and high-throughput purification.
  • Ability to troubleshoot liquid handling devices related issues.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

If you’re ready to make a difference and advance your career in automation science, apply now to join our dynamic team!

About SSi People: 
With over 25 years of industry experience, SSi People has built its reputation and expertise on putting people first. Everything we do works toward delivering an exceptional experience for our consultants, our clients, and our internal team. Through a genuine commitment to people in everything we do. We have developed refined processes and a stellar internal team to deliver talent quickly. More importantly, we focus on building long-term relationships, not transactions. Putting people first is just what we do well. 


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