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System Engineer (robotic liquid handling instruments)

Company: Sharp Decisions
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

A client of Sharp Decisions Inc. is actively looking to bring on a System Engineer to be based in Pleasanton, CA. Position is on a long term contract basis. *W2 Only.

  • Works hands-on with a strong instrument/platform/assay development background to troubleshoot systems, especially robotic liquid handling systems, and automated assay protocols, identify opportunities for quality improvements, provide root causes of complex HW-SW-Assay interaction problems, and communicate test results and corrective recommendations to the team.
  • Works independently with general management direction, conduct hands-on laboratory experiments independently, and apply advanced scientific knowledge to complete assigned tasks and projects.
  • Assesses results for applicability, validity, and conformance to Product Requirements.
  • Summarizes experimental results and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader.
  • Keeps supervisor/project leader informed of project status, particularly of significant findings and results in critical problem areas.
  • Works closely with external and internal design teams to understand and resolve product performance issues.
  • Contributes to feasibility and verification test campaigns.
  • Executes test cases to verify the hardware, software and system performance.
  • Applies Systems Development methodologies in a regulated IVD project.


  • Experience in any robotic liquid handling instruments such as Hamilton, Tecan, Agilent, etc. is desired.
  • Laboratory proficiency and experience with molecular techniques and concepts is desired.
  • Experience in design and development of Molecular Sample Preparation Automation instruments is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of all phases of NGS workflows and data analysis is desirable.
  • Strong interdisciplinary (hardware/software/assay) knowhow is desirable.
  • Experience in Systems Development in an IVD environment is a plus.


  • Required BS, MS or equivalent experience in engineering, sciences, or related field with thorough technical knowledge; preferred MS
  • Experience working with robotic liquid handling instruments and strong laboratory proficiency
  • Experience working on development of diagnostic devices under strict IVD design control processes, experimental design, versatile laboratory practice, data analysis, and data and concept presentation.
  • Required BS or equivalent with 1-3 years related experience or MS with 0-1 years related experience
- provided by Dice

Keywords: Sharp Decisions, Pleasanton , System Engineer (robotic liquid handling instruments), Other , Pleasanton, California

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