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Project Engineer

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at
Want to take your knowledge and experience further? Ready to provide technical leadership and make key decisions? This is your opportunity - not only to join a committed, professional, and forward-thinking team but also to lead in the design and implementation of complex manufacturing processes and transform broad concepts into structured results-focused projects.

Join a growing team with this exciting new opportunity for a Process Engineer at our Frederick, Colorado GMP facility. Work in our dynamic, fast-paced, API-Biopharma manufacturing environment with the ability to contribute to the growing industry of oligonucleotide (DNA-RNA) based therapeutics.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Support design and construction activities for newly created capital projects from concept design through validation of new processes. Including working hand in hand with A&E and all other cross-functional teams.
  • Responsible for small to large-sized capital projects throughout all phases of the project lifecycle, including the development of user requirement specifications, process design, equipment and instrumentation specification/selection, equipment procurement, installation, commissioning, qualification, and turn-over to manufacturing.
  • Responsible for project management aspects including project schedule, budget, and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Support Chemical Development and Manufacturing Services groups with activities such as technical transfer and scale-up of processes into manufacturing.
  • Support EHS activities including PHA, PSSR, and PSM compliance.
  • Support Validation activities including review of Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test (FAT/SAT) protocols and participating in FAT/SAT execution, review of installation, operational, and performance qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) protocols, participating in IOPQ execution, and review of final reports.
  • Support Quality Assurance activities including writing, review, and/or resolution of Change Controls (CC/CSC), Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs), and audit responses.
  • Perform job functions and responsibilities independently and with limited direction.

The salary range for this position in Frederick, CO is currently $67,980 - $105,750.

Benefits in Brief

Job Location

7051 Eagle Blvd
Frederick, CO 80504
United States

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in chemical engineering or equivalent education/experience 
  • 2+ years of combined experience in pharma/biopharma and fine chemicals industry to include 3+ years of experience with P&IDs, facility layouts, mass and energy balances, solvent handling, equipment sizing calculations, user requirement specifications (URSs), standard operating procedures (SOPs) and process troubleshooting.
  • 1 + years of experience managing small to large-sized projects through all phases including design, design review, process hazard analysis, equipment procurement, installation, commissioning, and qualification is desirable.
  • Self-motivated, hands-on problem solver with the ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams including process development, manufacturing, validation, quality, safety, and project management personnel.
  • Engineering, communication, and organizational skills to support the safe, efficient, and compliant production of API within a fast-paced, dynamic, contract manufacturing facility.
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Field Service Engineer - LCMS

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek –– so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at


This position is located in the Greater Seattle-Tacoma Area.

Every day, Agilent Field Service Engineers help our customers to solve issues that enable scientists to make discoveries that improve the quality of life. Through our work, we deliver insights and provide support that keep labs running smoothly and more efficiently. Join our dynamic organization to be a part of this rewarding work.


As a Field Service Engineer for Agilent, you will work at a variety of labs, so having an appetite for continuously learning about new instruments, software and consumables is key. Applying your communication skills, creativity and can-do attitude is essential. The ability to help with solving customer problems and a dedication to deliver the highest-levels of customer service is how you will build customer success.

Your Role:

You will be responsible for supporting our customers with on-site installation, implementation, maintenance and repair of company and multi-vendor systems solutions. Our varied product lines include hardware, software and networking products as well as operating systems.

  • Installs and optimizes hardware/software/network products and configurations at customer sites
  • Diagnoses and resolves product performance problems
  • Performs maintenance and repairs
  • Ensures customer satisfaction by advising customers on preventive maintenance and configurations, which may impact product performance
  • Proactively responds to potential equipment issues to prevent unplanned interruption of customers' business
  • Deliver fully integrated solutions, which may include peripherals, communications, operating systems and applications software
  • Train other field engineers and customers in the solutions

Job Requirement: • Meet Agilent approved customer/vendor credentialing requirements necessary to gain site access, unless prohibited by law. These requirements vary by customer/vendor and may include, but are not limited to: post-employment background checks, various forms of drug testing, vaccinations, fingerprinting, proof of valid identification, and/or adherence to customer-specific substance abuse programs. Your consent to participate in customer requested screening is a requirement of this position.

Job Location

Remote Posting Location
Tacoma, WA 98416
United States

  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree within the science field – e.g. Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or similar
  • 4+ years of experience in a similar position or experience as an end user
  • LC/LCMS experience is a must
  • Experience with troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Experience with the Agilent solutions is desired but not essential
  • Verbal and written communication is clear, supportive, and timely
  • Valid Driver's License
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Electrical Engineer - Scientific Instrumentation

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic, and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications, and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

"What's it like to work at Agilent in Manufacturing? Watch the video"

We are looking for an Electrical Electronics Engineer (EEE) to join our team. Some of the responsibilities will be:

  • Work with the engineering team in Chicopee to become the in-house expert on the function, assembly, manufacturing, and QC of the XF instruments.
  • Work with the instrument manufacturing team in the production of the XF instruments while identifying manufacturing issues that may be eliminated through design changes, fixturing, process improvements, and QC protocols.
  • Read and interpret engineering documentation such as schematics, wire diagrams, and process documentation.
  • Design and develop QC protocols, test procedures, fixturing, and documentation to ensure 100% accuracy of the manufacturing process.
  • Work with the design team to implement changes to improve production capabilities
  • Implement process improvements to achieve cost reductions to ongoing and new manufacturing projects
  • Troubleshoot PC boards and either repair or coordinate repairs with outside techs and or vendors
  • Design a process and develop a plan for test equipment required to implement process changes and cost reductions
  • Specify requirements for test equipment and manage the process of tool development, testing, qualification, and implementation
  • Determine appropriate grouping of subassemblies such that efficient manufacturing lines can be developed
  • Work with the management team to ensure seamless production goals are achieved
  • Perform assembly and testing of mechanical and electrical subassemblies to be utilized in electro-optic instrumentation using engineering documentation, schematics, and procedures
  • Observe all safety requirements in the assembly area
  • Have a solid understanding of ISO procedures, Quality Policy, and company policies as stated in employee handbook
  • Control all non-conforming components to prevent unintended shipment
  • Develop automated and non-automated solutions
Job Location

300 Griffith Road
Chicopee, MA 01022
United States

  • Bachelors, Masters or other University level degree specializing in Electrical Engineering; an advanced degree is preferred but not required
  • 2+ years of related work experience; 1+ year specific experience working on complex electrical and/or electronics equipment
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks, CAD design software packages, Excel, and Microsoft Office software
  • Prior experience working in a quality-controlled manufacturing environment, strong preference for ISO expertise
  • Strong project management skills, ability to prioritize conflicting tasks, and effective time management tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
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New PacBio Library Prep Method Helps Cover 'Death Valley' Between Short and Long Reads

The method could be used to sequence DNA molecules that fall between short and long reads, but where high throughput and single-base accuracy are required.

Ancient DNA Analysis Highlights Three Ancestral Populations in Japan

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Research Career Fair - Pre-registration




Please join us on Wednesday, September 29th from 2pm-5pm at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA for the UMass Chan Medical School Research Career Fair! We have many opportunities available from entry-level to experienced Researchers!

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University of Massachusetts Medical School
Job Location

55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655
United States

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FDA Warns of Potential False Positives With Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Tests

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Science Writer

Are you a bright, creative writer who is passionate about telling scientific stories? If so, BioStrata could be the right place for you. We’re a fast-paced, rapidly growing, international agency where you can put your scientific knowledge, creativity, writing skills and energy to good use. You don’t need to have any previous marketing experience, but a history and passion within the field of commercial science writing, editorial development or publishing, is a must. 


By joining our team, you’ll get a full perspective on working within an integrated marketing agency and the chance to work with clients across the globe. Your role would involve writing a mixture of technical content including whitepapers, eBooks and blog posts, as well as creative content (e.g. social media posts, web copy, email copy, infographics etc.).


This role would suit someone who loves immersing themselves in a topic and writing for most of their day (although there is typically time each week allocated to working and brainstorming with the client account teams as part of briefing sessions). It would also appeal to someone who loves learning new things, craves variety (we write about many different scientific topics) and enjoys pushing themselves to develop outside of their comfort zone. At BioStrata there are opportunities to develop your role in the future, potentially as a content editor where you could lead and manage a team of writers, though the desire to do this is not a requirement. 


Biostrata Ltd
Job Location

Endurance House
Chivers Way
CB24 9ZR
United Kingdom

£26,000 - £55,000 DOE

BioStrata offers a comprehensive benefits packages, including but not limited to; 

Life Insurance 

Critical Illness Insurance 

Income Protection 

Private Medical 

Personal and Business bonus 

Discount platforms 

Loyalty Rewards 


This full-time role is perfect for someone who is looking to further develop within commercial scientific communications, has a passion for writing and wants to put their editorial development skills and sector and scientific knowledge to use as a subject matter expert within our client-based account teams. You must have:

  • 3+ years working in life science writing, content development, or publishing 
  • Experience and knowledge of the Pharma and Biotech, CRO and CMO sectors essential
  • Good understanding of analytical methods used across these sectors
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely
  • The skill to translate complex scientific ideas into compelling stories with clear narratives 
  • A flair for creative writing (e.g. creating compelling, engaging social media posts)
  • Exceptional written and spoken English, including exceptional grammar
  • An eye for detail
  • A passion for learning
  • An interest in working within a commercial environment
  • A desire to be a strong team player 



Ideally, you will also have:

  • A PhD in a science subject
  • Editing experience
How to Apply

Please visit our website… to apply for this position. You will then be asked to complete a writing activity before a formal 

interview is arranged. 

About Our Organization

We’re passionate about how science can improve the world around us. Ultimately, our work helps to ensure that companies, scientists and healthcare experts find and understand the technologies they need to drive discovery, cure disease, improve crop yields and make the world a better place.

We do that by working with some of the world’s most exciting companies, helping them to tell stories that educate, inform, entertain and inspire life science professionals across the globe in the pursuit of mutual growth and success. 

Our core values make us unique and are key to our success. They work to unify our team and align our efforts to deliver our shared goals for the company and our clients.  Our core values are

  • Do the right thing
  • Get stuff done
  • Do a ridiculously good job
  • Be a modest expert
  • Live to learn
  • Be an analytical thinker

We’re one of the fastest-growing life science marketing agencies in the world and are looking for talented individuals to join our awesome team. Is this you

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Project Specialist, Biofoudry Services

Summary of Role:

Reporting to the Director of Service & Support, our Project Specialist will liase with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of our Biofoundry Services. The Project Specialist will constructively partner with Sales, Customer Service and Biofoundry Services to ensure each Biofoundry Service project is technically feasible, has clear deliverables and is executed on time. During the course of an open project, the Project Specialist remains in close contact with the customer and account team ensuring clear and productive communications related to project status. Other key responsibilities include maintaining Biofoundry Cases within the CRM and ensuring all supporting materials (e.g. statement of work,  non-disclosure agreements, biosecurity forms, quotes, purchase orders etc.) are completed and accurate.


A successful candidate will have held Technical and/or Sales roles in a similar environment, be highly organized, a clear communicator and have experience working with cross-functional stakeholders.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Sales to establish technical feasibility of proposed Biofoundry Services and support Sales in the creation of Estimates and Quotes
  • Develop strong positive partnerships, through both verbal and non-verbal communication, with Sales and Support teams capturing detailed customer input that generates clear and deliverable statements of work
  • Cooperates with business stakeholders to achieve project objectives while positively sharing accountability with project partners that builds trust and support
  • Track and communicate updates on individual project progress against milestones and other performance indicators
  • Conducts project risk assessments; reports identified risks to management; provides recommendations for mitigation of risk (including termination of the project if appropriate)
  • Escalates project risks to internal and external stakeholders as needed
  • Maintains clear communication on individual project status with Customers, Sales, Support, Operations and external stakeholders
  • Builds collaborative relationships that enhance internal and external stakeholders BFS experience
  • Productively addresses questions, concerns, and/or complaints throughout the project
  • Thrive in a start-up, rapidly growing company environment
Codex DNA
Organization Website
Job Location

10182 Telesis Ct.
San Diego, CA 92121
United States







Required Qualifications:

  • 3 + years of relevant work experience in the life sciences/operations or related field, with 1-3 years in a customer facing role
  • Experience in technical scientific and sales roles
  • Outstanding teamwork and communication skills
  • Proven ability to partner with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Detailed and customer service-oriented individual

Education Requirements:

  • Requires bachelor’s or higher in Biology, Chemistry or related life science field


Working Conditions:

As a critical and essential role, the candidate must be willing and able to travel to the San Diego, CA office to report to work.  We have protocols in place to provide a safe, socially distanced work environment

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking on the link below.

Project Specialist, Biofoundry Services

About Our Organization

About Codex DNA:

Our mission is to apply our breakthroughs in automation solutions for DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis to enable customers to program and "write" synthetic biology that creates sustainable healthcare and technology solutions for some of humanity’s biggest challenges. Our gene synthesis portfolio reduces the turnaround time for synthesizing workflows from weeks and months to days and hours, and includes the BioXp™ system, DNA services, Gibson Assembly® reagents, and Vmax™ chemically competent cells. In addition to automating, accelerating, and optimizing DNA design, synthesis, cloning and amplification, Codex DNA and the BioXp™ system ensure your designs stay in your hands, marrying speed and security for innovators in drug discovery, vaccine development, precision medicine, and beyond.

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Oxford Nanopore Midnight Kit for SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing

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7 months 3 weeks
Submitted by [email protected] on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:59

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has launched the Midnight Kit for low-, medium-, and high-throughput sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 on its sequencing devices. It uses the Oxford Nanopore Rapid Barcoding Kits and enables automation. According to the company, the ARTIC-based Midnight protocol provides greater simplicity and scalability compared to the native barcoding-based ARTIC method for SARS-CoV-2 sequencing, at a lower price per sample.