LIMS Administrator

Location Royal Leamington Spa
Discipline: Lab
Salary: £Up to £40000 per annum + + 10% retention bonus
Contact name: Nathan Mccarron

Job ref: RLS007_1633955256
Published: 11 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

LIMS Administrator

Fixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking a LIMS Administrator based in and around Warwickshire to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also developing first-rate technical skills and setting your Scientific career up for future success.

You will be joining a supportive environment and will be provided with training and accreditation for the role and processes you are required to undertake.

Your responsibilities:

The LIMS Administrator role is responsible for the uptime, performance and security access of users to the software system. The role forms a vital trouble shooting link between laboratory users who supply data in, and Data Scientists who analyse and process data out. Critical to the role is an understanding of the key stages in the molecular biology process of PCR and sample traceability requirements for ISO standards 15189. The role is responsible for the operational continuity of LIMS over a shift period to ensure sample throughput on the diagnostic lines is maintained.

The LIMS Administrator will be responsible for minor updates to workflow and report templates, managing new entity records according to master data templates and collating and reporting key performance indicators to business stakeholders.

The LIMS administrator will work to trouble shoot software issues in a continuous improvement program providing feedback to diagnostic line operators, external software developers and internal IT support. The LIMS administrator will be responsible for delivering the user training program as part of the staff laboratory training scheme and documenting technical support documents in conjunction with IT support

Please note that whilst LIMS user/management experience is required, training for the specific LIMS software package to be used will be provided.

Your experience:

In order to be successful, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:


  • BSc Honours degree in a biological science or IT qualification with proven laboratory experience.


  • Proven track record in software management or super-user experience.
  • Knowledge of medical diagnostic testing, particularly PCR.
  • Previous experience within a laboratory environment
  • Expert use of database and data analysis tools.
  • Experience in software training or practical demonstration
  • Good communication skills and personal organisation.

Please note that as a LIMS Administrator, you are not required to have extensive experience across all desirable competencies described above and will be provided with training and accreditation for the roles and processes you are required to undertake. Please note you will also be required to pass BPSS clearance.

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with a 20% uplift applied for night working and end of contract bonus), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment. You will also be eligible for a 10% retention bonus.

This role will work on a a 4 on 4 off night shift pattern. Please speak to our team to learn more.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will require full flexibility. Please be aware that you will be required to work one weekend day upon undertaking the daytime shift pattern.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focussed on delivering the best possible outcome.

Please be aware that BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) including a media check, is the required level of screening for all staff working at the Leamington Spa Laboratory.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply today.

This job advertisement refers to an assignment with NHS Test and Trace. The Impellam Group is working in partnership with NHS Test and Trace so you will be employed on a fixed term employment basis with an Employing Agency within the Impellam Group and not directly employed by NHS Test and Trace. Employing Agencies belonging to the Impellam Group include SRG, Medacs, Lorien and Blue Arrow. Contractual employment terms and conditions will be set out by the Employing Agency.