Full time, Contract | Utah - 84129
Status: Closed
Posted On: Nov 16 2021


Do you have a background in lab sciences? Do you have experience with data systems? Looking for a Business Analyst to help communication and to implement enhancements to the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). This system houses all the configuration, rules, tests and test data needed to generate lab results for the Infectious Disease (includes Bioterrorism Response Lab, Chemical Threats Response Lab, and Next Generation Sequencing Lab), Toxicology, and Environmental Chemistry sections. Your role will be to work closely with the Section Chief Scientist, the LIMS Supervisor, and all lab personnel involved with specimen testing in order to coordinate necessary system changes to deliver desired results. In order to be successful in this role, you need to be detail oriented and able to explain technical information system concepts to people without the technical background. You also need to understand complex laboratory processes and be able to explain requirements to information systems experts. Due to the location of this position, compliance to the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy is required. 

Principal Duties As a Business Analyst assigned to a lab section, you will:  Support new LIMS (Labware v. 8) rollouts.  Provide ongoing LIMS support.  Maintain working knowledge of LIMS.  Work with business analyst team to support communication with UPHL Leadership on LIMS priorities, data security, and informatics needs.  Troubleshoot system functionality and make recommendations on solutions in a timely manner.  Identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.  Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

The Ideal Candidate has:  Experience implementing and maintaining complex software systems.  The ability to determine user needs and convert to business and technical requirements.  The ability to evaluate and test software functionality to meet a business need.  The capacity to simultaneously handle multiple projects or tasks.  Experience teaching end users how to use complex software systems.  The knowledge of flow diagram software and the ability to create a workflow.  The capability to organize and write documentation that clearly states and outlines the objectives.  The capacity to see the forest for the trees and translate the concepts to the testing personnel and leadership bi-directional.  The ability to derive joy from diving directly into complex challenges and deliver solutions.  Experience working with large databases along with data retrieval.  An understanding of general laboratory processes, terminologies, quality, and regulatory requirements.  Experience of performing complex SQL queries, modifying minor coding issues and building customized report settings in Crystal Reports.

Preference may be given to applicants with:  Experience working with and supporting other laboratory information management systems Labware LIMS.  A knowledge and understanding of the following listed in each section:  Environmental Chemistry Section: Sample preparation batch vs. analysis batch; detection limits vs. reporting limits; standards vs reagents; instrument blank vs. reagent blank vs. field blank, TNI/EPA reporting regulations.  Infectious Disease/Toxicology Sections: Chain of Custody; understanding reagent batches vs cultures, overall reportable results determined by an algorithm of test results. Building reflex rules based on test results. CLIA/FDA/CDC reporting elements.