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R&D Automation Engineering Lead(IT Early Sol Smart Automation Lead)

Company: UCB Group
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Help us transform patients' lives.At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?Reporting to the U.S. Head of IT, the IT Early Solutions Smart Automation Lead will contribute to the vision by engaging UCB s research organization across all scientific disciplines. As IT Early Solutions Smart Automation Lead, you will bolster digitization of essential R&D activities at the sites in Cambridge, MA. You will implement and support transformative technology projects and as you grow in your role and in close partnership with your stakeholders you will increasingly get the opportunity to co-create the future vision and convert it into concrete initiatives.You will contribute by:Enabling new core UCB research activities in an international contextEngaging with UCB scientists in Early Solutions, direct colleagues, UCB IT partners and vendors and integrating cutting edge lab automation software solutions, robotics and sample management systems according to research requirements.Using your technical skills, ensuring seamless integration of these technologies with UCB data management solutions, e.g. through vendor providing APIs or by working with colleagues and developers to co-create bespoke middleware.Supporting the globalization of UCB Early Solutions by enabling seamless transfer of data from the lab to in-house data science platforms, cloud solutions as well as between UCB sites in the US, UK and BE.Actively demonstrating the power of intelligent automation and data management platforms and delivering solutions in a highly agile and timely manner, in lock step with the rapidly evolving requirements of research, changing the way in which scientists and IT work together.Using your creativity and curiosity while identifying technical solutions to challenging research problems or diagnosing issues with existing IT solutions.Having a can-do attitude and technical know-how allowing you to draft clear plans prior to executing projects.Helping colleagues by continually documenting and mapping the current and future technology landscape within UCB research.Actively engaging directly with your stakeholders in their familiar working environment and actively seeking out topics to tackleLearning and adopting new tools in your daily activities by building simple e.g. instrument automation scripts, small programs, use of VMs or Docker containers or other open-source tools to address urgent research requirements in a timely manner.Tackling challenges and identifying when you need to seek the support of your network at UCB.Actively build actively build long term trust and confidence with stakeholders and colleagues and do not compromise the quality of workMinimumQualifications:Masters degree in computer science, (bioscience) engineering, biomedical sciences.Minimum 2 years of experience with technology solutioning.Minimum 2 years of experience software development tools and scientific data analysis (e.g. (Power)shell, Python, .Net/C#)Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of protein science and bioprocess topics and automationExperience working in a multi-disciplinary environment where you combine hands-on IT skills with a genuine interest in healthcare and biopharmaceutical researchExperience with R, Javascript, Pipeline Pilot and knowledge of leveraging RESTful APIs to interact with data management and automation systemsKnowledge of Sharepoint Online and Excel Macros would be a plusExcellent Communication skills, able to convey technical topics to a non-expert audience or to abstract scientific contexts when engaging with IT partnersYou are curious and motivated, even when tackling multidisciplinary or unfamiliar projectsGreat organizational skills and ability to multitask -You are organized and structuredAbout UsAt UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach from discovery to development to delivery is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patients needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.Curious to know more? Please visit our website .UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.JobSummaryJob number: 72925Date posted : 2021-01-26Profession: Finance, Digital, IT & Project ManagementEmployment type: PermanentSDL2017

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