Lab Operations Specialist

Lab Operations Specialist – Contract – Foster City, CA - $140.00-$143.00/hr
The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

A Biotechnology Company is seeking a Lab Operations Specialist in Foster City, CA.

Role Description

This position will be responsible for maintaining a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) for Clinical Biospecimen Testing laboratories from a business perspective. To include: constructing and performing routine maintenance on LIMS templates, reports, workflows, etc. Troubleshoot application problems to minimize error potential and streamline laboratory workflow. Perform integration and acceptance testing on LIMS changes to ensure proper performance before general release. Provide timely response to user needs to include managing user accounts, troubleshooting applications, updating or creating new report templates (hardcopy and electronic), and maintaining change records in accordance with version control procedures. The Business LIMS Administrator will also document new user requirements as the system matures for new LIMS functionality and provide support to the LIMS development effort provided by system analysts and system engineers. Responsibilities may include taking the lead as a lab proxy to ensure new functionality meets user requirements, writing acceptance test scripts for new LIMS functionality, and participating in the validation of new software releases.

This position will also have the opportunity to aid with in-depth analysis and interpretation of industry regulatory standards and standard practices related to laboratory analytical systems and clinical and pre-clinical manufacturing systems implementations. This position will be expected to coordinate and/or conduct reviews of the recommended practices and operating procedures for these systems. The position will require knowledge of computerized systems architecture including network infrastructure, hardware and software support, applications development, and database technologies. The candidate will be expected to be aware of advances in the various scientific and scientific computing fields, either by additional formal training, attendance to scientific gatherings or workshops, as required. Familiarity with regulatory guidelines (21 CFR part 11, in particular) is a major plus. This position will require constant collaborative interactions with co-workers across functional groups and Departments. Strong interpersonal skills, outstanding verbal and written communication skills are essential. This position will directly interface with members of Enterprise Information Technology, Validation, Clinical Development, Quality, Discovery Research, Clinical Pharmacology, and others as needed.

Skills & Requirements

• B.S./M.S in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Information Technologies, Biology or related field.
• 4-6 years of laboratory/IT experience with Bachelors or 3 years experience with a Masters degree (preferably in a GLP/GCP/GMP environment).
• Strong computer skills with the demonstrated ability to understand a variety of systems development concepts and applications
• Possess broad knowledge of methods and protocols typical of a GMP/GCP/GLP laboratory, as well as familiarity with computer science or information technology.
• Experience with Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Flow Cytometry analysis, molecular biology, cell line engineering, and protein sciences is a strong asset.
• Experience with (LIMS) Laboratory Information Management Systems, (ELN) Electronic Lab Notebook, Request & Inventory Systems, Data Warehouse Systems, is a must.
• Experience in designing and conducting system validations, along with strong familiarity of lab instrumentation/processes, and project management are preferred.
• Good verbal and written communication skills are required.
• Possess good time management skills and organizational skills.

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

Additionally, this position is a contract role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical, dental or vision benefits.

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• 401K
• Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit)

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Hays is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran.

In accordance with applicable federal and state law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays U.S. Corporation will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570.

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information.


Job Type
Forest City