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Senior Engineer, Lab Systems

Company: Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio)
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

About us:
Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio) is a leading, clinical-stage gene therapy company founded in 2001 based on the work of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy visionary and pioneer, Jude Samulski, PhD. Since that time, our commitment to developing life-saving medicines that can potentially cure genetic diseases has never wavered.

At AskBio, we've built a foundation of therapeutic programs, AAV manufacturing and a rich portfolio of patented technology. Our therapeutic focus includes neuromuscular, central nervous system, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases with clinical trials underway for Pompe disease, Parkinson's disease, and congestive heart failure. Our gene therapy platform includes Pro10---, an industry-leading proprietary cell line manufacturing process, and an extensive AAV capsid and promoter library.

We became a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG in late 2020 as a cornerstone of its newly formed Cell & Gene Therapy Platform. Our global headquarters are in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, a thriving biotechnology hub. Additionally, we have significant operations in Philadelphia, PA, Columbus, OH, Scotland, France, and Spain.

Our vision : Pioneering science to create transformative molecular medicines.

Our mission: Lead innovative science and drive clinical outcomes to transform people's lives.

Our principles:
Advance innovative science by pushing boundaries.
Bring transformative therapeutics to patients in need.
Provide an environment for employees to reach their fullest potential.

Our values:
Be a Pioneer. We are not afraid of the impossible and to innovate to make gene therapies accessible to those in need.
Cultivate Collaboration. Strive to be the best teammate, actively listen, openly communicate, and embrace diverse points of view.
Embrace Responsibility. We are humbled by the enormity of our mission. We hold a relentless commitment to advance science and clinical outcomes for our patients, families, and caregivers.
Raise the Bar. Continuously drive improvements and efficiencies. Seek and provide constructive feedback. Have a bias for learning and action.
Act with Uncompromising Integrity. Be honest, transparent, and committed to doing what's right in every situation. Make clear commitments and follow through.

About the role:
The Senior Engineer, Lab Systems, reporting to the Director, Application Administration, will be responsible for the implementation and support of computerized systems utilized in the laboratory environment across AskBio sites while following company policies and maintaining GxP regulatory compliance. This position will be the primary contact for issues related to lab systems and work with scientific stakeholders to understand current lab procedures, define requirements for new laboratory systems, and identify opportunities for improvement. The ideal candidate will play a critical role in the development of a collaborative environment across scientific groups, system vendors and Information Technology. This position will be based at AskBio's Headquarters in RTP, North Carolina.

Responsibilities
Act as a key technical contact for AskBio laboratory applications and instrument systems.
Analyze and troubleshoot laboratory application and instrument system incidents, resolve problems, and implement changes according to defined SOPs.
Implement, configure and support complex laboratory applications and lab systems including system upgrades, business process updates and setting up users, roles, and access levels.
Deploy new and upgraded hardware, peripherals and accessories including IT and vendor supplied PCs for instrument control and data acquisition or other instrument specific IO devices
Support IT GxP compliance by ensuring compliance is prioritized in the maintenance of all systems and assist in the writing and execution of validation deliverables as required.
Define new application and system requirements and develop an effective approach to integrate IT infrastructure and capabilities into the laboratory environment in collaboration with scientific stakeholders and Information Technology.
Coordinate with application and instrument vendors by supporting new system installation, troubleshooting, resolving incidents and maintaining and updating systems.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Engineering or Life Science related field. Work experience, including applicable military service, may substitute for education.
4+ years relevant industry experience implementing and supporting laboratory applications and systems.

Preferred Experience and Skills
Prior experience working in a GxP compliant environment and working with major scientific vendors (Waters, Cytiva, Thermo Fisher).
Strong understanding of IT networking concepts, infrastructure components and best practices.
Attention to detail, highly organized and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced, highly interactive environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to maintain formal recording keeping and interact effectively with internal/external stakeholders.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel).

Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job-related requirements. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening by calling us at (919) 561-6210 or emailing us at talent@askbio.com.

Keywords: Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio), Durham , Senior Engineer, Lab Systems, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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