£40k - £50k Per Year

Job Type

Full Time


5 days ago


LIMS Developer - Full Time Permanent
Base Salary Circa: £40,000 - £50,000 DOE + 24% Total Pension (18% employer and 6% employee contribution) + Healthcare + 20 Days Holiday (+ Stats) + Free Parking on Site
Location: Milton Keynes

The Requirements of the LIMS Developer:
  • The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of demonstrated software engineering experience with LIMS in a Laboratory Automation/Liquid Handling Robotics environment in the Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical and/or Biotechnology industries
  • If you have previous laboratory instrument integration experience to include laboratory robotics from the likes of Brooks Life Sciences, Astra Zeneca, GSK, Pfizer, Astech Projects, Qiagen, Waters, Beckman Coulter, Hamilton Robotics this is an distinct advantage
  • Our client will also fully consider software engineering experience in a Automation based Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment
  • You will have an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Biology, IT, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Software Development or similar
  • It is a requirement that you have demonstrable experience with both Linux web server configuration and support and relational database design, preferably PostgreSQL
  • Restful API / Interface experience
  • It is desirable that you have Ruby programming experience, but this is not essential
  • Instrument integration experience is desired 

The Role of the LIMS Developer:

  • Develop workflows and interfaces between our commercial Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and our internal software platforms. This will include developing automation scripts, data validation rules, systems monitoring and alerting, and complex calculations
  • Specify and deliver software engineering solutions to clinical LIMS issues of a highly technical nature
  • Take strong ownership of software engineering standards, documentation, tools, methods, and environments, proposing and delivering a standardised approach to software engineering across the company, so as to avoid a collection of point-solutions and instead create a unified and integrated software portfolio supporting the whole business-as-usual operation
  • Produce rapid and telling solutions for the Exec Management Team in response to requests for management information reports and dashboards
  • Deliver reporting solutions in the form of web pages, dashboards and formatted reports for external laboratory customers
  • Investigate and resolve data issues relating to occasional but sometimes urgent problems with laboratory test cases. Take full responsibility for the maintenance of the LIMS database
  • Provide technical support of the end-to-end LIMS technology solution, diagnosing and driving out resolutions for issues both on the local site and in the commercial LIMS application
  • Act as subject matter expert on LIMS matters during audits, contributing strongly to the maintenance of high-quality procedure documentation, user lists, privileges, and systems security
  • Interacting with LIMS application vendor, ensure delivery of effective enhancements and support, and assist the management team in managing the vendor relationship
  • Interact extensively with clinical LIMS administrators, senior lab operatives, and the lab management team, exploiting software opportunities to improve end-to-end laboratory workflow and enhance standard operating procedures

My Client:

  • Our client is a not-for-profit national & international charity whose work is focused on determining the causes of complex diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease
  • There are very few organisations of this scale worldwide and each and every employee is valued and makes a true difference to the betterment of healthcare and life expectancy through their work
  • In this role you will be directly supporting my clients Covid testing programme and ergo play an important role in this cause!

Apply today by sending your word CV to Oliver Gill of Langton Howarth Ltd via email to or call Oliver in confidence right now for more information on 0113 243 3499.

To be considered you must have full right to work in the UK

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