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Lilly Lab Automation Engineer in Alcobendas, Spain

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

The Discovery Chemistry Research & Technologies organization within Lilly Research Laboratories (LRL) is seeking a qualified laboratory automation professional to support our automation solutions at Madrid, Spain.


  • Work closely with scientists to fully understand workflows.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with existing team members to design, develop, and implement automation tools, both hardware and software, aimed at optimizing the processes carried out in DCRT laboratories.

  • Provide quality support to existing processes and instruments: troubleshooting of hardware and software issues and routine maintenance. Coordination with vendors and engineering companies for preventive maintenance visits and corrective problem solving.

  • Programming of laboratory instruments: development of scripts for liquid handlers and other automation equipment installed in DCRT laboratories.

  • Lead the implementation of new automation systems, gather requirements, and develop execution plans. Coordinate with vendors/engineering companies for implementation, commissioning, and maintenance.

  • Lookout for new lab automation technology and trends.

Basic Requirements:

  • BS in engineering, chemistry or related field.

  • At least 3 years of experience in automated laboratory systems.

  • Competence in the development of automated laboratory processes and in the application of new techniques, technologies, and software for research.

  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and multidisciplinary teams.

  • Strong collaborative skills for critical interaction with scientists from multiple disciplines.

  • Fluent in English (C1/advance).

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.

  • Demonstrated experience programming liquid handlers (e.g., Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman, etc).

  • Relevant mechanical knowledge regarding laboratory instrumentation.

  • CAD design tools knowledge (Autodesk Inventor, Solid Works, etc.)

  • Programming knowledge in C# (preferable) or Python.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Organizational, time management and communication skills.

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