IT (Information Technology) / Baltimore, Maryland

Senior Systems Engineer, Sample Lifecycle

Job Description

Facilitates optimization and administration of the LIMS and Sample Management systems to include, but not limited to, custom development, workflow creation, rule creation, customized reports, modifications, user account management, barcode/​printer management, and systems administration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Production and R&D laboratories to understand their requirements for the LIMS/​Sample Management systems and implement custom development projects to meet them (functional enhancements, custom workflows, data extraction, etc.)
  • Work closely with various team members internally and externally for successful completion of various day-to-day LIMS/​Sample Management tasks and ongoing support projects
  • General system admin responsibilities, configuring user access and roles, and generating custom reports in the LIMS/​Sample Management systems
  • Triages and troubleshoots incidents/​issues with LIMS/​Sample Management and follows through to resolution
  • Creates, updates, and maintains all standard operational procedures relevant to the LIMS/​Sample Management and trains departments as necessary for any changes
  • Oversees and implements upgrades and modifications to the LIMS/​Sample Management systems using industry best practices, working in conjunction with the software validation team
  • Performs necessary software validation for all LIMS/​Sample Management deployments and modifications
  • Interfaces with internal customer teams required for the successful deployment and maintenance of LIMS/​Sample Management
  • Engage and work with software vendors and/​or consultants to further configure the system, deploy functional enhancements, and correct configuration issues
  • Work with IT and Quality personnel to ensure compliance
  • Improve predictability and reliability of releases and deployments
  • Maintain software/​system knowledge, including staying current on software capabilities and availability of new functionality and updates from the software vendor
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience

  • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent discipline and 7+ years hands-on experience with LIMS/​Sample Management systems and laboratory procedures
  • Knowledge of sample processing and workflows within a laboratory
  • General system and web application administration experience; knowledge of server administration and architecture (Windows Server, Linux). Ex. navigating Linux directory structures, understanding Windows services
  • Ability to interact with relational databases writing SQL-based queries
  • Experience scripting in Python and Perl
  • Ability to diagnose problems, define/​resolve/​coordinate the implementation of solutions with other groups
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve a wide range of application problems, if necessary, working with our software development, systems engineering, or laboratory teams at PGDx, or with software vendors
  • Excellent written communication, problem solving, and process management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, team members, and managers
  • Strong and Proven Customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work within a dynamic environment

Desired Experience

  • Experience with object-oriented programming
  • Experience with version control systems, Git preferred
  • Experience with REST interfaces
  • Experience with Labmatrix or other biorepository management software
  • Experience with BaseSpace Clarity LIMS or other LIMS software

About Personal Genome Diagnostics

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) empowers the fight against cancer by unlocking actionable information from the genome. We are committed to developing a portfolio of regulated tissue-based and liquid biopsy genomic products for laboratories worldwide. PGDx was established by internationally-recognized cancer researchers Dr. Luis Diaz and Dr. Victor Velculescu, who are pioneers in the application of innovative genomic technologies for drug development and clinical practice.

Please submit applications (cover letter and resume) to HR@​personalgenome.​com
Special consideration will be given to internal PGDx employees who apply.

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