The Communicable Disease Division performs genomic sequencing on a growing number of pathogens of public health concern. The LIMS Administrator will oversee and support the development, implementation and maintenance of sequencing workflows and processes within the Illumina Clarity LIMS environment. The LIMS Administrator will work closely with IT, laboratory, and bioinformatics staff to support instrument interfaces and automation.
Identifies, analyzes, designs, and implements systems, programs, and modules for the improvement, enhancement, and on-going maintenance of an institution's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), instrument interfaces, and interfaces with external customers. Works with external partners to facilitate and implement electronic ordering and data reporting (ELR/ETOR) from their systems into and out of the LIMS using custom protocols. Identifies, reviews, and develops new analytical methodologies and sample preparation techniques. Performs high complexity testing and reports results for chemical constituents in specimens and samples collected from humans, plants, animals, or other environmental matrices. Serves as a subject matter technical expert for both analytical methods and for LIMS administration to internal and external stakeholders.
20% Maintains and improves current functioning of the LIMS and the associated instrument interfaces
10% Analyzes LIMS system needs and trouble shoots system problems, identifying and implementing appropriate technical solutions
20% Designs and builds new tests and procedures in the LIMS according to department and organizational needs including necessary customer reporting and any associated instrument interfacing
5% Works with internal and external partners to design, implement, and maintain electronic data transmission (Orders in, Results out) between our systems and theirs using custom systems
10% Designs and implements testing plans for system updates, upgrades, and processes or functions of the LIMS, instrument interfaces, and data transmission
10% Serves as a subject matter expert and primary point of contact to the LIMS provider and other external partners or customers
10% Serves as the liaison between the laboratory's analytical staff and the IT staff
5% Utilizes, maintains, and troubleshoots laboratory instrumentation, including non-routine instrument maintenance and repairs
10% Serves as a subject matter expert, supporting and/or training new employees, students, and other professional colleagues in the use the LIMS and the use and implementation of analytical testing
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Required Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Science (MLS), or a related field
Required: - 2 or more years of genomic sequencing experience, including specimen processing and workflows - 1 to 2 years of experience administrating LIMS systems - 1 to 2 years of experience with Illumina Clarity LIMS - Professional experience working with IT and laboratory personnel - Professional experience working with customers to learn about their needs, gather requirements, recommend solutions, and assist with solution implementation
Preferred: - Experience with regulatory CLIA standards and CAP accreditation - Experience creating, maintaining, and following service and technical documentation for assigned projects and services
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The base minimum annual salary for this position is $65,000/year. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
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