Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Administrator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Works with the laboratory and field personnel to optimize LIMS functions for the laboratory, field and QA/QC operations of the laboratory and with programmers and analysts to develop custom programs, both standalone and LIMS interface.
- Develops, modifies and maintains forms and interfaces for data entry into LIMS; creates specific report formats as per DEP, NELAC, or contract specification guidelines.
- Formulates and defines scope of work for major upgrades to LIMS through research and fact finding combined with an understanding of applicable systems and laboratory requirements.
- Initiates, monitors, and oversees contracts for LIMS programming and upgrades.
- Analyzes data trending generated by LIMS for process improvement purposes and general QC process improvement projects.
- Define and articulate rules required for data accuracy and consistency; identify and resolve data quality issues.
- Act as the primary contact for the data management process between IT and LIMS system users and provide end-user support on LIMS applications.
- Identify, analyze, propose, and document appropriate solutions for problems and issues that can improve the laboratory information management process; understand and follow appropriate quality validation processes and application processes.
- Track all LIMS projects using project management tools to ensure project timeliness and completion.
- Work with outside contract laboratories providing data to the laboratory to assure all required quality control reporting criteria are met with regards to electronic deliverables from the contract labs.
- Train others as appropriate on specific area of LIMS expertise; assist in development of systems documentation and training materials and training processes.
- Identify, evaluate, develop and/or redesign laboratory information systems and procedures to meet user requirements; create detailed written requirements
- Knowledge of the application SQL*LIMS.
- Proven knowledge in system testing, validation, problems resolution, and training.
- Advanced skill in retrieving data from other databases and reviewing data for correctness.
- Advanced skill in writing reports summarizing data quality and data trends for environmental projects.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Customer services oriented, flexible and ability to apply good judgment.
- Detailed oriented and ability to work in a team environment.
- Ability to work under pressure and troubleshoot problems.
- Ability to follow multiple projects from beginning to completion with limited supervision.
- Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- Ability to operate a personal computer.
- Ability to interpret test results and prepare reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the workday.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree computer science, environmental or related field, and five (5) years of experience in information system and/or laboratory setting related to information systems, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Working knowledge of the regulatory environment (FDA, EPA, etc.), highly desirable. Basic system administration, highly desirable. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.
Last revision date: October 2012