Computer Systems Analyst - LIMS Expertise - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Computer Systems Analyst - LIMS Expertise - NIH - Bethesda, MD

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Computer Systems Analyst to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

OVERVIEW. This is a long-term, open-ended contract position which offers:

  • Competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Tremendous room for personal growth and career development.
  • Opportunity to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world's foremost medical research center.


TASKS/SERVICES. The contractor shall:

  • Design, implement, and manage data streams from study proposal
  • Create data housing structures and work-flow
  • Create data handing and chain of custody procedures for internal and external data transfer if not in place and monitor/improve existing procedures.
  • Manage data formatting input and output
  • Write SOPs for data work-flows and procedures, work with VIP QA personnel to validate
  • Represent lab when needing to present data handling capabilities both internally or externally and work with prospective clients to implement new data streams
  • Implement and maintain data processing scripts to transform data for upload and export to repositories and/or monitor/improve existing procedures.
  • Implement and maintain reports for various data management systems
  • Create QC criteria and protocols in regard to data quality and standardization work with the VIP QA personnel
  • Train lab staff on data work-flow and procedures as well as best practices for data handling and formatting
  • Support lab management with data processing needs such as exclusions or all data sets for reporting
  • Support statisticians with data processing needs to provide them with data in required structure for statistical analysis with a variety of tools (eg SAS)
  • Maintain LIMS systems
  • Monitor the system, ensure LIMS is operational at all times, assist with upgrades
  • Assist with new application interfacing such as Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), maintenance and training, third party system integration etc.
  • Maintain, monitor and improve where necessary internal structures, permissions, and users as needed by lab staff working in conjunction with IT
  • Respond to issues experienced by lab staff and work in conjunction with IT to resolve issues
  • Liaise with clinical, laboratory, QA and IT staff on all aspects relating to the LIMS system if required.
  • Train staff on LIMS systems use
  • Handle ordering and create cost projections on LIMS systems installation and annual maintenance
  • Provide IT technician specifications of installation and management vendor travel and training
  • Work with QA and IT on performance testing and validation of systems
  • Liaise with vendors on new systems and feature development


REQUIREMENTS. The contractor must have:

  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or other related discipline. Four (4) years of specialized experience plus a High School diploma is equivalent to a BA/BS degree.
  • Four (4) years of experience in a computer related field. Demonstrates experience with various computer systems and software packages.
  • Strong computer system expertise, from a super user rather than an IT perspective.
  • Lab information management systems experience LabWare LIMS desirable.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and prioritize projects efficiently, as well as ability to work independently and proactively on various projects with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skill.
  • Knowledge of governing regulations
  • Excellent technical writing skills and good documentation practices with understanding of standard operating procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team setting and to handle high-through put environment.
  • Ideally possess the ability to speak the language of laboratory, clinic, QA and IT personnel
  • Good oral and written communication skills both technical and interpersonal.



Note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed. Due to the high volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

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