The LIMS Specialist plays a critical role in the product development, rollout, adoption and overall success of the Precision LIMS software platform. The goal of the Precision LIMS is to provide the technology to enable process standardization and efficiency as we shift from manual, paper-based processes to electronic, automated workflows.
In order to successfully implement and deploy this configurable technology solution across our network of labs, a team of dedicated, focused individuals is required to ensure each site strives to gain efficiency through a digitized process and works together to standardize and unify processes, share lessons learned and drive product direction. The role requires detailed familiarity with overall laboratory processes and procedures and will function as a liaison between the lab staff, local leadership, and the LIMS product development team.
Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to:
Promote and drive LIMS adoption and lab process digitization within the site
Gather feedback and push product ideas to the LIMS product/development team
Collaborate with other sites and the Governance Committee to ensure consistency in process and method development; process harmonization within site and across sites
Work with lab leads and lab managers to monitor LIMS usage and report issues & feedback
Participate in regular product planning sessions
Represent the needs of the lab to the product team and provide insight to backlog prioritization in accordance with business objectives
Coordinate staff training and promote knowledge sharing within the team
Identify and engage with subject matter experts to expand LIMS usage and enhancements
Collect feedback from lab teams and funnel back to product development team to influence product direction and roadmap
Work with local and global quality leads to ensure proper quality and compliance controls across people, process and technology
Identify training needs, participate in training content development, update business processes and SOPs as needed to reflect LIMS enabled workflows (i.e. processing lab procedures, ELN capabilities, how to set up plate templates, protocol templates, run experiments, requisition samples, data analysis/QC, reporting)
Work with other LIMS Specialists to standardize and harmonize the way we do things as a global network
Onboard new assays types and convert from paper processing to electronic in the LIMS by coordinating the following activities:
LIMS Specialists identifies appropriate SME(s)
Gather relevant SOP/POP process
Configure plate and protocol templates in LIMS
Complete protocol validation in LIMS
Run experiments in parallel (paper and LIMS)
Complete review of experiment execution vs. paper
Complete approved QC process to cut over to from paper to LIMS
Reflect on lessons learned and provide feedback to product team
Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of related experience or
Master’s degree with at least 3 years of related experience or
PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.
Degree preferably in molecular biology, software engineering, or related science or engineering field
Exceptional organizational, customer service, interpersonal communication skills with the flexibility to thrive in a fast paced, changing environment and the ability to actively participate and sometimes lead cross functional teams
Ability to work independently with little to no instruction on routine work
Exercises judgment within generally defined practices selecting an approach for obtaining solutions
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Team player contributing to a positive, collaborative working environment
Extended work hours may be required to meet business demands
Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language
Master’s degree; or a PhD in molecular biology, software engineering, or related science or engineering field.
Direct experience working with clinical data, clinical databases and sample management systems, such as LIMS, EDC etc..
Precision is required by law in some states or cities to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to: skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Precision, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. This role is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, health insurance, retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, and paid time off for sick leave and vacation, among other benefits.
Reasonable estimate of the current range
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