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Laboratory Systems Administrator

Job Location: MA - Boston

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00530105

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- Job description

Do you want to work where scientific innovation meets leading-edge technology? Join Accenture Scientific Informatics Services and help our clients apply digital technologies to revolutionize scientific and laboratory processes.
 
Accenture Scientific Informatics Services combines the scientific and laboratory informatics expertise of LabAnswer with Accenture’s strategic and business consulting capabilities, industry platforms, innovation approach and global scale to help transform how scientific and laboratory processes are conducted across a variety of industries—helping make them faster, more efficient and more effective than ever before.
 
Leveraging digital technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, analytics and cloud, in combination with a fundamental redesign of the scientific user experience, Accenture Scientific Informatics Services helps organizations better capture, manage, integrate and analyze complex scientific data. This can improve the discovery and manufacturing of new products, improve quality, ensure compliance, reduce time to market and improve operational efficiency.
 
As an Accenture Scientific Informatics Services Specialist, you will be exposed to the technologies and processes that many leading US companies and government agencies utilize. We offer a generous compensation package consisting of salary, bonuses and benefits.
 
Job Description:
 
At Accenture we are looking for a Laboratory Systems Administrator.   The Laboratory Systems Administrator is responsible for providing support for laboratory systems, focused on validated systems. This includes system lifecycle management from onboarding through decommissioning, inventory. The Laboratory Systems Administrator II leads end user support efforts for all laboratory systems, including instrumentation and cross-departmental applications and provides expertise and guidance on new equipment purchases.
 
Essential Duties and Job Functions:
 
  • Provides end-user application support for laboratory systems including ELN, LIMS, curve-fitting, analytics and instrumentation specific software.
  • Provide level III desk side support for GxP desktops and notebook computers.
  • Represents IT on project teams for new implementation or changes to systems, ensuring application support model is in place prior to project completion.
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of laboratory systems.
  • Ensures lifecycle management of laboratory systems, from acquisition to decommissioning and retirement.
  • Develops and documents support plans for laboratory systems. Interacts with Service Desk to coordinate support activities and application knowledge transfer.
  • Involved in on-boarding of new laboratory equipment, including PC setup, installation, backups, antivirus, etc.
  • Ensure data management and backup plans are executed.
  • Responsible for evaluating and testing applications for impact prior to rollout of corporate wide-applications and security patches.
  • Work with vendors to troubleshoot any system-related issues.
  • Documents system-related activities for managing applications including support, maintenance and changes in a manner consistent with departmental SOPs.
  • Interacts with laboratory staff and other departments as required to meet objectives.
  • Provide system troubleshooting and training as needed.
  • Manage changes to validated equipment and systems by following change management and lifecycle procedures in accordance with the ITIL framework.
  • Authors System Administration SOPs.
  • Identifies integration points with other systems and understands overall technical architecture
  • Proactively raises technology related risks, issues, and challenges.
  • Lead role in installation applications or liaising with vendor for installation related activities (new implementations and standard upgrades) .
  • Reviews release notes for software upgrades for technical impact.
  • Serves as the liaison with IT Infrastructure for laboratory systems.
  • Ensures appropriate IT controls in place for laboratory systems.
 
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • Minimum 3-4 years of progressive levels of system administration and experience in computer systems validation. (Consultant 2 or above)
  • Minimum of 2 years pharmaceutical, biotechnology or laboratory experience.
  • Must have 2-3 years client interface experience in an IT or laboratory position.
  • Knowledge of IT Tools and processes as it relates to ITIL.
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter and able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong technical aptitude, demonstrated by experience in implementing, configuring, administering, and testing computer systems.
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks and projects
 
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
  • Working experience in a GMP environment (deviations, CAPA, or other quality systems) is a plus*
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Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.
 
 

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