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Senior LIMS Specialist

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

As part of the Joint Clinical Genomics Initiative within Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital \(WCM\-NYP\), the candidate will play a pivotal role to establish, implement, test, update, and maintain a clinical Laboratory Information Management System \(LIMS\) for Next Generation Sequencing \(NGS\) assays in compliance with New York State Department of Health requirements and CAP/CLIA requirements\. The position is part of a larger team that includes different IT and computational biology groups and will provide services to the Clinical Genomics Laboratory\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Gathers User and Functional requirements from relevant stakeholders and groups\. Performs systems requirements analysis and documentation for new laboratory implementations and change requests to support needs of Production LIMS laboratories\.

+ Develops requirements for software programs that implement automated methods and systems to track workflow and performance efficiencies\.

+ Responsible for development, implementation, and testing of workflows for the Clinical Genomics Laboratory, in coordination with vendors, IT, and Computational Biology team\.

+ Develops and presents implementation plans; reports out on progress\. Manages user implementation reports, issues management and resolution process\. Escalates issues as needed\.

+ Defines plans for developing, implementing, testing and validating LIMS to confirm new features as part of site adoption process\. Leads user acceptance testing and defines acceptance criteria for the Lab\.

+ Evaluates and tests the system and sub\-systems prior to delivery to the laboratory in support of final validation activities\.

+ Develops end user materials \(SOPs\) related to LIMS System\. Develops new training and learning materials, as needed, to assist in site adoption and to assist new lab employees\.

+ Proposes user interfaces and coordinates technical solutions for new features or modifications to meet the labs requirements with IT and Computational Biology\.

+ Provides expert technical knowledge of LIMS\.

+ Performs other related duties as assigned


+ Bachelor's Degree


Bachelors in Computer Science/ Processing Engineering or equivalent\. Masters Degree is highly desired\.

A minimum of 5 years related experience with emphasis in systems requirements and development in a LIMS environment\.

Experience with developing comprehensive requirements specifications for complex systems/applications with a track record of successfully leading analysis efforts for large and complex projects to solve significant technology\-related problems\.

Familiar with lab systems, integration techniques, and web services with understanding and exposure specifically to LIMS concepts, phases and deliverables\.

Firm grasp of system/application architecture and concepts\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Excellent communication skills \(both verbal and written\)\.

+ Advanced problem solving and analytical skills\.

+ Ability to understand customer needs and manage expectations

+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team

+ Experience with common CAP/CLIA New York State laboratory terminology, processes and procedures or familiarity with other regulatory/QA guidelines\.

+ Strong technical acumen and familiarity with current NGS technologies and system architectures

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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