Fixed Term Contract We're currently seeking Cheshire- based LIMS Technical Specialist to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.
Working closely with the Inhouse LIMS & Data Teams to assist in delivering improvements to Laboratory operations by developing and safeguarding current and future technologies through innovation and collaborate project responsibilities.
We are looking for a talented Technical Specialist who has the ability to support the laboratory in all data processing functions, and to have knowledge in data integration, analytics and LIMS systems.
You will form part of multiple project teams as well as lead on modules surrounding immediate identified support/improvement requirements.
- Develop workflows and interfaces between our commercial Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and our internal software platforms supporting current and future product innovations.
- Take ownership of software engineering standards, documentation, tools, methods, and and Testing environments.
- Act as subject matter expert on LIMS & Middleware, contributing strongly to the maintenance of high-quality technical / user advice, audit trails, user lists, privileges, and systems security.
- Reacting swiftly to queries from the DHSC and providing liaising with vendors to drive to root cause.
- Interact extensively with clinical LIMS Data Leads, senior lab operatives, and the lab management team, exploiting software opportunities to improve our end-to-end laboratory workflow and enhance standard operating procedures.
- Collaborate closely with the IT Infrastructure team and the Business Analyst to deliver solutions on well-architected and secure platforms and network configurations.
- Perform Instrument integration
- Sound software configuration management and governance, as well as pure development
- Restful API / HL7/ASTM Interface experience
- Programming in a Biological Sciences setting
- Ability to take sole ownership of holistic IT solutions to ensure delivery of software to a consistent standard.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including to exec management team level
- Take ownership and pride in projects, setting and achieving high standards for self and working with the IT infrastructure team.
- Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
- It is expected this role ay require compensated out of hours support.
- Excellent problem-solving skills, flexible and proactive attitude towards changing priorities and multiple workstreams.
- Minimum three years' experience in a support role, preferably with experience in Molecular Diagnostics workflow and/or Biochemistry devices. Specifically, experience supporting middleware solutions in hospital or laboratory IT environment. Experience as a 3rd line support engineer is a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the willingness and ability to communicate at multiple levels.
- Fluent in spoken and written English,
- Expert knowledge of information systems, including computer hardware, Operating System configuration, network design and troubleshooting and virtualization technologies.
- High level of experience in Information Security.
- High level of experience with connectivity to LIS systems (ASTM, HL7, interfacing projects).
- Understaning of database design
- Knowledge of Remote Systems Management and Support solutions.
- Knowledge of IIS and web-based applications installation and troubleshooting.
- Proven project management skills.
- Good customer orientation and problem-solving skills.
- Self-starter, willing to take on regional initiatives and drive them independently to completion.
As well as a competitive rate of pay, you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.
This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.
You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age