LIMS Administrator

Rockville, MD, US
May 29, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

The incumbent for this position is responsible for providing end-user support and account administration for all end-user groups, as well as responsible for system compliance. This position will be required to participate in cross-functional teams comprised of laboratory, materials management, EH&S, and Quality personnel at the Rockville facility and collaborate with other Emergent sites to expand and improve the use of the LIMS system and to design and implement added-value applications within the LIMS and other local or global lab informatics environments. This position manages the administration and implementation of the LIMS and all QC instrument software with Emergent policies in mind, executing with efficiency always. Quality, safety and on-time delivery is a must to be successful in this role .


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Administer accounts, roles, and system functions per global and local LIMS procedures.
  • Solve end-user LIMS template and end-user LIMS data entry issues.
  • Work with IT and Quality personnel to ensure system compliance.
  • Develop and execute validation scripts as needed for change control issues.
  • Identify operational improvement opportunities which LIMS can provide solutions.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to develop site specific needs in a harmonized format.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop new SOP's and/or revise existing SOPs; write deviations, CAPA's, and Change Controls as needed as well as developing specific LIMS SOPs in collaboration with Vendor and the appropriate personal from each discipline.
  • R equires vaccination against different viruses including Vaccinia virus.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

  • Required: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in any of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, Information Technology or related discipline Preferred: Master's degree is preferred in any of the following disciplines: Chemistry or related scientific discipline; Master of Business Administration.
  • 5-7 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or relevant business experience. Experience with LIMS or Material Management System is preferred.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems and to initiate and execute/monitor corrective actions.
  • Knowledge of the use of LIMS in a pharmaceutical laboratory, preferably LabVantage LIMS

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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