We hope you’ve been enjoying getting to know the talented Biosero team! Today we sit down with Amelia Wilson, Senior Design Engineer. She joined the company in 2015 after earning her bachelor’s degree at Auburn University.
Q: What do you do at Biosero?
A: I design automation platforms, and a variety of custom hardware as well. I design how our products look, how they function, and how they get made.
Q: How did you get on this career path?
A: I majored in industrial design at Auburn, and that was very focused on product design. I developed a lot of skills in ergonomics and 3D modeling. Originally I came to Biosero to design cases for an instrument. That product line ended up being canceled, but they kept me on to design custom workcells.
Q: What brought you to Biosero?
A: I really liked the team that I was working with as well as the atmosphere of a small company. I enjoy getting to work on innovative products.
Q: What’s one thing you wish more people knew about laboratory automation?
A: That robots are able to take processes that are already in place and make them faster and foolproof. You can get so much more done by using them every hour of the week instead of being limited to a 40-hour workweek, and avoid having scientists doing tasks that a robot could do.
Q: If you could automate anything in your life, what would it be?
A: I would automate my entire laundry process.
Q: What’s your best career advice?
A: Ask a lot of questions and never turn down an opportunity to learn a new skill.
Q: What was the first thing you ever wanted to be when you grew up?
A: An astronaut. There weren’t a lot of women going into space at the time, and it felt like something that would be a great achievement.
Q: What’s something your colleagues don’t know about you?
A: I have an extensive sneaker collection. My favorites are limited release Nike Air Force 1s. I’ve been trolling eBay for sneakers since I was in high school.