LIMS Specialist

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LIMS Specialist, Water, Water Treatment, Semi State

Here in Hays Recruitment we are currently recruiting for a LIMS Specialist to join our client, a leading commercial semi-state organisation. This is a full time, permanent opportunity. This role is also a hybrid opportunity reporting to the companies site in Limerick.

Your new company
This organisation is Ireland’s national regulated water utility and is responsible for providing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland. Their mission is to ensure their customers receive a clean, safe and reliable supply of drinking water and have their wastewater collected and safely returned to the environment. They will protect the health and well-being of the people of Ireland, protect the environment in all their activities and support Ireland’s social and economic growth through appropriate investment in water services.

Your new role

Reporting directly to the Scientific Services Quality Manager, the LIMS Specialist will be responsible for the management of a laboratory information management system. The purpose is to provide an analytical and technical advisory service to the internal and external customers ensuring that all technical, regulatory, quality and system interfaces meet the needs of the company.

  • Oversee and direct operations of the LIMS system in the laboratory and all computer applications that interface and interact with the LIMS system.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the LIMS system is correctly used by the Laboratory personnel.
  • Responsible for coordinating with Application Management personnel as they perform programming in LIMS in response to the requirements of the lab and QC program.
  • Formulate and define scope of work for major upgrades to LIMS through research and fact finding combined with an understanding of applicable systems and laboratory requirements.
  • Initiate, monitor and oversee contracts for LIMS programming or upgrades.
  • Responsible for working with outside contract laboratories providing data to the laboratory to assure all required quality control reporting criteria are met about electronic deliverables from the contract labs.
  • Ensure that employees follow all QA/QC procedures with regard to data analysis, data evaluation, data transfer, and LIMS operations.
  • Responsible for keeping up to date with advances in the data processing field, LIMS enhancements, various sample collection and laboratory procedures and environmental regulations.
  • Responsible for developing initiatives and programming needs to IT staff and other division personnel.
  • Managing the on-going performance of the LIMS team, setting objectives for the LIMS Administrators identifying training needs, developing staff, etc.
*This is not a exhaustive list of responsibilities.

What you'll need to succeed

Relevant third level qualification, e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Environmental
• Minimum of 5 years technical knowledge of LIMS application programming language, database structures and design, structured query language, business objects, Crystal reports and Parsing scripts.
• Extensive knowledge of the LIMS application and a thorough understanding of LIMS architecture gained through at least 5 years’ experience of LIMS system configuration and support.
• Extensive knowledge of how LIMS exchange data with other internal and external databases/data repertories. Experience in the integration of LIMS systems with data enterprise data-warehouses would be advantageous.
• An advanced understanding of labs and sampling procedures and quality systems is essential.
• People management skills.
• An advanced knowledge of the underlying accreditation scheme requirements to enable continuation of INAB accreditation, which is essential for the functioning of the labs. Knowledge of ISO 17025, ISO 9001 or similar quality standards
• Advanced skill in writing reports summarizing data quality and data trends for environmental projects
• Advanced skill in writing SOP’s for laboratory computer and LIMS applications
• The ability to prepare and deliver presentations and training to a range of audiences, including employees, managers, external consultants and external customers.
• The role holder must be able to produce system and process documentation, user documentation, procedural manuals and training manuals.
• Interpretation and analysis skills are required to enable the role holder to determine client specifications and provide feedback of requirements to ensure fitness for purpose.
• Ability to;
• Prioritise work but can also re-prioritise work to mitigate laboratory analysis downtime, work with schedules and manage resources while remaining focused on team goals
• Develop relationships to accomplish team goals
• Clearly convey information through a variety of media to individuals across the organization
• Highlights areas for improvement to optimise analytical service
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong problem solving skills
• Experience in forecasting

What you'll get in return

Competitive Salary + benefits.
Experience working within a leading commercial semi-state organisation

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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Talk to Michaela Murray, the specialist consultant managing this position

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