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Senior Lab Informatics Administrator (LIMS/Empower)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Masters Degree
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Job Description

Location: West Chester,
United States
Job reference: R-012768

Posted date: Aug. 22, 2017

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Senior Lab Informatics Administrator (LIMS/Empower) in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This position is cross-functional in nature, providing Labware LIMS administrative support to QC Analytical and QC Microbiology functions and support of Empower controlled systems to QC Analytical. You will provide primary support within the QC Support Unit. As needed by the business, you may be responsible for maintaining proficiency across areas defined below with the expectation of providing cross-team support as needed by the business at the site.

You will work independently to provide a high level of support for QC Analytical and QC Microbiology documentation. Responsibilities include performing static data build for laboratory databases (Empower 3, GQCLIMS). Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory databases. Maintain change control related to laboratory databases. Initiate/Participate in laboratory database related OCMs. Author SOPs, work instruction and forms. Serve as the primary link between corporate enterprise teams and local users. Serve as an expert in a specific area of laboratory database systems. Perform database related project work. Provide and follow up on ideas for continuous improvements in database related laboratory processes. Manage account creation and maintenance for laboratory databases. Troubleshoot complex laboratory database issues. Interface effectively with customer groups: Quality Control Labs, Quality Assurance, Planning/Warehouse, Incoming Quality Control, PET Quality/Batch Release. You will be self-directed. Coordinate work with lab/site priorities and schedules. Serve as an expert for audits in laboratory database systems. Maintain instrument connectivity for chromatography systems that utilize Empower3 database. May perform project work such as Electronic Lab Notebook implementation (SmartLab) and participate in informatics related investigations. Serve as on-site expert for laboratory questions around use of systems.


Essential Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, technical field or related
  • 5 years’ experience in GMP industry
  • Experience with lab informatics
Desirable Requirements
  • 2 years QC laboratory experience or laboratory support experience (chemistry or microbiology)
  • High level of knowledge and competence (superuser or local admin) with a LIMS system or Empower
Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.