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Informatics Automation Developer

Birmingham   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Day Rate: 500
6 Month Contract
Start Date: ASAP

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: To provide software design and engineering in support of laboratory operations and management.

Develop workflows and interfaces between our commercial Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and our internal software platforms. This will include developing automation scripts, data validation rules, systems monitoring and alerting, and complex calculations.
Specify and deliver software engineering solutions to clinical LIMS issues of a highly technical nature.
Take strong ownership of software engineering standards, documentation, tools, methods, and environments, proposing and delivering a standardised approach to software engineering across the company, so as to avoid a collection of point-solutions and instead create a unified and integrated software portfolio supporting the whole UK Biocentre business-as-usual operation.
Produce rapid and telling solutions for the Exec Management Team in response to requests for management information reports and dashboards.
Deliver reporting solutions in the form of web pages, dashboards and formatted reports for external laboratory customers.
Investigate and resolve data issues relating to occasional but sometimes urgent problems with laboratory test cases. Take full responsibility for the maintenance of the LIMS database.
Provide technical support of the end-to-end LIMS technology solution, diagnosing and driving out resolutions for issues both on the local site and in the commercial LIMS application.
Monitor and maintain the high performance and reliability of laboratory IT solutions.
Act as subject matter expert on LIMS matter during audits, contributing strongly to the maintenance of high-quality procedure documentation, user lists, privileges, and systems security.
Interacting with our LIMS application vendor, ensure delivery of effective Ruby plug-in enhancements and support, and assist the UK Biocentre management team in managing the vendor relationship
Interact extensively with clinical LIMS administrators, 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 to deliver solutions on well-architected and secure platforms and network configurations.


Essential Qualifications and Experience
Undergraduate degree in IT or computer science
3+ years of demonstrated software engineering, automation and reporting experience with scripting languages such as Python and R
3+ years of experience programming ERP applications, preferably but not essentially relating to Biological Sciences
Sound software configuration management, software testing discipline, and development governance, as well as pure development

Essential Technical Skills

PostgreSQL relational database design and usage
Python data manipulation libraries (numpy, pandas, pyodbc) and GUI development (kivy, tkinter, PyQt5)
Delivery of dashboard/reporting solutions using PowerBI
Using Python to manipulate flat files (JSON, XML, CSV) and interface with databases
Development on a Linux platform
Git software management tools
Desirable Experience

Instrument or robotic integration experience
Experience of the bioscience sector would be beneficial, particularly working with laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
Basic Linux systems administration at the command line, including editors and file management
MS SQL Server relational database
If youre interested please apply or send your CV to luke.sandilands@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Contact: Luke Sandilands
  • Reference: JO-2104-466893
  • Posted: 21st April 2021
  • Expires: 19th May 2021

Cpl Life Sciences

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