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Specialist, Benchtop Solutions

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #3371

Specialist, Benchtop Solutions

Carex’s partner is a publicly-traded clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, their therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep, and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Our partner’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.

They are seeking a Madison, WI-based Specialist, Benchtop Solutions to join their team for a direct-hire position.

Job Summary

The Specialist, Benchtop Solutions will be a “hands-on” technician responsible for all lab computer solutions for the research community at large, reporting to the Director of Research Informatics. As Carex’s partner rapidly grows, there is an increase in critical laboratory instrumentations that requires interfacing with their infrastructure. This critical role will support all existing laboratory instruments in their integration with Infrastructure. The Benchtop Specialist will need to understand instrument systems, security, architecture, operating systems (windows and linux), network, Cloud implementations and instrument specific software as pertaining to the instrument. The primary goal of the team is to keep instruments functional and productive at all times.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide smooth instrument operations in all research sites
  • Build relationships with Research as well as Information Systems team to become a trusted advisor and partner.
  • Work with Research Informatics and the greater IS & Informatics team to remove roadblocks and continue its growth as a high-performing team.
  • Manage Vendors and Consultants to optimally deliver Solutions to the research team in optimizing costs and timelines for projects.
  • Be a main point of contact and facilitator for all instrument computer systems related activities, not including functions and operation of instruments.
  • Work with Vendors and InfoSec to integrate new instruments into the network compliantly.
  • Manage instrument licenses and renewals.
  • Maintain central data management software such as Labsolutions or Nugenesis in the capture, management of remote instrument control and raw data transfer.
  • Work with Information Security to maintain instrument PC patching and testing of patches as required.
  • Upgrade Instrument PCs or Windows OS as needed.
  • Administrate and manage users on required systems.
  • Develop instrument automation processes as necessary by user requirements and needs.
  • Apply industry level Agile Project Management and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Practices to manage installations and systems.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Sciences or related field (or Associates Degree and 5+ years’ experience in Information Technology or related laboratory role)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with instrument systems.
  • Experience and knowledge in Windows OS, AWS cloud instance deployments, Active Directory, Systems Security, Systems Architecture, PC Hardware interfaces, Network


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in the Life Sciences industry

Our partner provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.

All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S. for a company.





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