Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Manager

University of Cambridge - MRC Epidemiology Unit

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Manager to work within the MRC Epidemiology Unit, a department of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The Unit studies the genetic, developmental and environmental factors causing obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders and contributes to their prevention.

This role is focused on supporting the full scope of laboratory work which encompasses a variety of activities including the laboratory management of clinical samples, measuring research biomarkers, the integration of automated equipment and archiving of historical sample data.

Candidates should be qualified to at least degree level in computer science or a related discipline, or be able to demonstrate equivalent relevant experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in configuring, developing and maintaining a LIMS as well as managing laboratory data within human research studies. Ideally they will be familiar with software development life cycle in an object orientated language environment and have hands-on experience of configuring and maintaining relational databases. The ability to use scripting languages (e.g. Java, JavaScript) and knowledge of application servers (e.g. JBoss) would be an advantage.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work with internationally leading scientists in a dynamic and very stimulating research environment.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Debora Lucarelli (Head of Laboratory), email:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday 18th January 2017.

Please quote reference SJ10681 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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