Emory University Solutions Analyst/Engineer II in atlanta, Georgia


The incumbent for this position will join the Laboratory Solutions Team within the Emory Libraries and IT Services Division. The Laboratory Solutions team is in charge of implementing biospecimen sample management and banking configurations in the Emory Enterprise LIMS platform, for a variety of clinical and research laboratories within Emory University and Emory Healthcare organizations, as well as key collaborating entities.


The incumbent should have experience in the implementation of complex, enterprise-level relational database information systems. The Informatics Analyst I should be familiar with standard Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) requirements and processes. Responsibilities related to system implementation projects will include: responsibility for requirements collection and elaboration, system configuration and testing, user training and post-implementation system support. Must have a clear understanding of medical information privacy and security requirements. The incumbent should have experience working within a multi-disciplinary project team, following established implementation patterns, being a positive collaborator in the maintenance and development of implementation techniques and contributing to the ongoing support of the deployed application.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the Emory Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) across a variety of clinical and research laboratories within the Emory University and Emory Healthcare systems as well as key collaborating entities.

  • Interact with the clients/stakeholders to understand and elaborate system requirements.

  • Work with senior members of the Implementation Team to perform system implementation and support activities.

  • Participate in the development and extension of the overall Emory LIMS application within the Emory enterprise architecture.

  • Work as a positive team member of a project that may consist of Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Managers, Database Administrators and customer laboratory staff to successfully implement and support the LIMS application for a wide variety of laboratories.

  • Manage workload effectively and report status of tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ensure software development standards, enterprise patterns and components and Quality Assurance procedures are utilized in software development projects.

  • Communicate with stakeholders in requirements and design process

  • Interact with users to provide on-going operational support.

Skills/Experience and Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree and two 2 years of related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Good communication skills - verbal, written and presentation - to be able to interact with the clients/stakeholders

  • Experience with Business Process analysis and documentation

  • Familiarity with understanding software implementation processes

  • Familiarity with standard Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and methodologies

  • Understanding of relational database structures

  • Experience working with RDBMS like Oracle, Microsoft SQL server or MySQL database

  • Experience with development and execution of SQL scripting

  • Knowledge of Software Testing and Validation

  • Understanding of principles of enterprise-level software support

  • Knowledge of Healthcare Information security principles and regulations


JOB DESCRIPTION: Designs and implements information technology solutions to support and advance the research and data needs of researchers within a specific department. Actively collaborates with investigators to identify and document needs and translate them into sustainable and reliable technology solutions. Designs data management solutions that may include the creation of databases, the extension and modification of data structures, development and generation of extracts, queries and reports, and the implementation of quality controls to ensure the integrity and reliability of data. Builds systems and processes to facilitate data quality control and management. Designs and executes data reporting functionality to provide stakeholders with relevant data on key measures associated with regulatory and compliance standards. Designs and customizes research-based information technology solutions leveraging existing solutions whenever possible. Investigates and evaluates emerging technology and practices to optimize research and data management practices within the department and across the university. Manages informatics projects from conception to completion. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and five years of experience supporting technology in a clinical, research or health industry or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Demonstrated expertise in translating business requirements into technical solutions, extracting and manipulating data and implementing quality controls.


• Experience with clinical or research laboratory operations

• Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

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Job Number 15378

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division LITS: Library and IT Services

Department LITS: Lab Informatics (LIMS)

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled