Full Time
Greater Manchester
Posted 2 weeks ago

Senior Analyst Programmer – Life Sciences

Salary: £37,000 – £50,000 + 18% Pension (Paid by the company) and 8% by the employee + Healthcare + 26 Days Holiday (+ Stats) + Free Parking on Site + Great friendly working environment

Location: Greater Manchester

The Requirements of the Senior Analyst Programmer:

  • To be considered for the Senior Analyst Programmer role you must have a B.S. degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science or related field
  • You will be currently working as a Senior Analyst Programmer, Senior Software Engineer, Senior Software Developer or similar role today
  • The ideal candidate will also have Biotech, Pharmaceutical or life sciences industry experience & knowledge
  • You will have 5 year’s experience working with C# and .NET framework
  • 5 year’s experience of web development technologies such as asp.net
  • Experience with a range of development tools, IDE and testing frameworks & tools
  • 5 year’s experience working with relational database management systems (Oracle 10g or higher / SQL Server 2005 or higher)
  • At least 5 year’s experience configuring, implementing and maintaining a LIMS system
  • Practical experience of Data Quality Management strategies and technologies
  • Have a good understanding of architecture and design, client server systems and distributed systems

The Role of Senior Analyst Programmer:

Main Purpose:

  • To lead development and implementation of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and internal Information Systems (IS) to meet the business requirements of my client

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To act as the design authority for my client’s LIMS and internal IS systems
  • To ensure that LIMS and IS systems are implemented and maintained to meet current and future business requirements
  • Supervise the IS team activity in development tasks and processes
  • To ensure that IS team activities follow defined processes to satisfy the defined quality standards (ISO 9001 and ISO 27001)
  • Design and implement solutions
  • Effectively manage relationships with key stakeholders
  • Evaluate new technologies and solutions
  • Collaborate with vendors to integrate LIMS with other Laboratory systems and software
  • Report to the IT Director with regard to progress, identification of issues and proposal of solutions
  • Provide support to the IT Director in analysing business and system requirements for the LIMS and IS systems
  • Write functional specifications, design documents, test scripts and units of work
  • Lead the development team in defining objectives, following processes, allocating tasks, supervising and mentoring team members
  • Conduct peer code reviews and testing
  • Contribute towards recruitment and induction process for all new IS staff
  • Provide support and direction to the Database Administrator with regard to identifying data quality, provenance and integrity issues, analysing the root cause and implementing fixes
  • Mentoring and coaching more junior members of staff

The Company and Opportunity:

  • My client is a not-for-profit national & international charity whose work is focused on determining the causes of complex diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. There are very few organisations of this scale worldwide. Each individual staff member makes a difference to the betterment of healthcare and life expectancy through their work
  • My client has received over £62million of funding so far to recruit 500,000 volunteer participants from the UK population and complete extensive baseline assessments and sampling of blood, urine and saliva that have been processed within the company and archived in ultra-low temperature archives – the next phase of the study is now very much focused upon the analysis of the company’s samples
  • Organisation has a flexible “family feel” with a relaxed management style that is supportive to target achievement. No bureaucracy!

Apply today by sending your word CV to Oliver Gill of Langton Howarth Ltd via email to olivergill@langtonhowarth.com or call Oliver in confidence right now for more information on 0113 243 3499.

To be considered you must have full right to work in the UK

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