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    Opportunity: Laboratory Informatics Lead -- LIMS @ A world-leading organisation -- Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, June 28, 2019



    This is a great opportunity for a LIMS Lead to join a world-leading organisation working in liquid biopsy. The LIMS Lead supports laboratory operations through the implementation and maintenance of software-based solutions that enhance laboratory workflows, data management, and data sharing. The LIMS Lead works directly with laboratory leadership to define laboratory information technology needs, and assists with the selection of software and supporting hardware to meet those needs. The LIMS Lead works with commercial vendors, information technology (IT) staff, and laboratory staff to implement laboratory IT systems. The LIMS Lead also maintains and enhances laboratory IT systems to meet the constantly changing needs of the laboratory and its clients.


    Key Responsibilities:
    • Maintain knowledge of IT functions required for LIMS operation including overall system architecture
    • Make decisions that support LIMS selection, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement
    • Lead the RFI and RFP processes, and participate in proposal evaluation and product selection
    • Lead contract negotiation and management
    • Participate in project budgeting and help ensure projects remain within budget
    • Directly manage all projects related to LIMS implementation, maintenance, and enhancement
    • Ensure clear and direct communication with laboratory staff, state IT staff, and vendors throughout LIMS development, testing, implementation, enhancement, and maintenance phases
    • Assist laboratory leadership in defining milestones for the completion of LIMS projects
    • Ensure LIMS requirements are clearly defined and understood by state IT workers and vendors
    • Establish LIMS project priorities through communication with laboratory leadership and vendors
    • Perform LIMS testing and oversee application testing performed by laboratory staff
    • Establish a protocol for error reporting and resolution
    • Establish a protocol for application enhancement and coordinate enhancements with laboratory leadership, laboratory staff, IT staff, and vendors


    Key Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 5 years' experience in LIMS, python software development
    • 3-5 years management experience in a lead role
    • ** Clarity LIMS experience a plus **
    • In-depth knowledge in laboratory sciences as well as the LIMS and IT needs of a diagnostic lab
    • Deep understanding of lab processes
    • Ability to communicate cross functional
    • Experience with Git or similar version control system


    There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.


    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at] or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: LIMS, Laboratory, Informatics, Management, Systems, Leader, Architecture, Implementation, Testing, Software, Hardware, Python, Clarity, Cambridge.

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