Title: Laboratory Information System Analyst $17.37 - $22.50 / Posted thru: 12-9-18 Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Julie Kusey
Purpose: This position functions as an Information Systems Analyst in the Laboratory Systems Section of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories (MDHHS BOL). The individual in this position will be an essential member of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) team and will significantly contribute to the development, support, and implementation of STARLIMS at the BOL in Lansing and our Regional Laboratories located throughout the state. The LIMS is a system to support the laboratory’s business processes including specimen accessioning, sample tracking, inventory control, laboratory reporting, statistical analysis, and electronic public health reporting. Duties and Responsibilities: • Serve as an IT SME/liaison for the BOL during complex IT conversations • Advise and assist DTMB DBAs with the necessary management of BOL servers • Support current operations to ensure that laboratory testing and reporting operate effectively • Enhance existing systems and work processes within the STARLIMS application • Advise and assist with IT workflows (i.e. FTPs, BaseSpace cloud service) as new processes are considered for both BOL Divisions • Work independently on the development of work processes presented by BOL management and used by internal and external partners, e.g. ETOR, archive data • Create management reports and queries of the database as requested • Support, test, and document software upgrades • Interact as needed with vendor and State of Michigan IT staff • Report progress at weekly meetings • Maintain a positive, strong, credible, professional, and interpersonal relationship with all parties relevant of MDHHS/MPHI projects, and represent the best interest of MDHHS/MPHI at all times
Education: A bachelor’s degree in computer science preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience: Experience or familiarity with Crystal Reports, SQL, JAVA Script or other scripting language strongly preferred, .NET Framework, C# or other procedural programming language preferred. Experience in laboratory testing or laboratory information systems is preferred.
Important Skills and Characteristics: This is a position requiring good communication skills, thoughtful decision making, organization, troubleshooting and investigative skills, focused attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency, personal integrity, dedication, creativity, flexibility, initiative and providing the program with knowledgeable resources. Ability to work as a team member is a must. This experienced position must utilize considerable independent judgment to carry out assignments that have significant impact on lab services. Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Must have ability to work at a computer and operate normal office equipment. Job involves keyboarding and viewing a CRT or VDT screen up to 100% of the time.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: This person is a key member of the Laboratory Information Management System Implementation team. This person also ensures that the needs of the laboratory staff and external clients are met in a timely manner and maintains professional relationships. REQUIRED COMMUNICATION
Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose 1. Supervisor Weekly Reporting 2. MDHHS LIMS Team Daily Coordination and Direction 3. LIMS Vendor As needed Consultation 4. DTMB Staff As needed Consultation
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair labor Standards Act”