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LIMS Manager [Maternity Cover]

The CRUK Cambridge Cancer Centre is looking for a LIMS Manager to provide maternity cover for 1 year. Working with senior clinicians and laboratory scientists and our NHS partners, the successful candidate will support the functioning of a highly customisable system allowing the tracking of human samples across CUH and the School of Clinical Medicine. This management system, which includes sensitive patient data, sample records and analysis data is particularly important for the development and enhancement of translational research across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, including the CUH Tissue Bank and the CRUK Cambridge Centre.

The successful candidate will design and develop technical innovative solutions to improve and maintain the functionalities of the LIMS through software programming and project management. The role manage the relationship with the different stakeholders, including the software vendor, ensuring a robust approach to the capture and prioritisation of requirements for upgrades as well as system changes. The role holder will also lead the departments towards an adequate and harmonised use of the system. In addition, the LIMS manager will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the data held in the system through the curation of retrospective data, migration of legacy records, extraction and analysis of data in order to implement data-driven changes. They will also chair User Group meetings and address the actions raised in the recent HTA audit.

Applicants should have a degree level qualification/Level7NVQ vocational qualification or equivalent level of experience. They should have IT project management experience as well as software development experience. A PRINCE2 project management qualification is also desirable as well as experience in data curation and analysis. Previous experience working with Achiever Medical LIMS is desirable although training in electronic medical record platforms will be available to the successful candidate as necessary.

In addition, the candidate must be able to demonstrate a good blend of technical and interpersonal skills. The post holder must be able to communicate effectively with team members as well as research and clinical staff. The chosen candidate will have good time management skills and will be expected to line manage a junior team member.

This role will report to the Director of Scientific Integration. Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Sarah Burge ( in the first instance.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date: 12th June 2023

Date of interview: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RD36717 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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