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We have an exciting opportunity for a Assistant Data Analyst to join our team in Bedford. The role will see you responsible for providing technical support for the laboratory’s computerised systems. These systems include the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Document Management System (DMS), Electronic Quality Management System (EQMS) and various instrument software interface applications.


About the role
Acting as a Data Analyst for a variety of computerised systems, the primary responsibility is to oversee the effective use of these and other systems in use to ensure quality, compliance with GxP Guidelines, ISO/IEC 17025 standard, data integrity and improved data management. 

  • Performing computerised laboratory systems administration duties .e.g. access management, role permissions, system audit trail review, setup of new tests and optimisation of existing configuration as required
  • Using exploratory data analysis to identify trends, patterns, and outliers in data
  • Mining data from software applications used for investigations, reporting, metrics and trending
  • Researching and evaluating emerging technologies (e.g RFID); leading and implementing software development projects to support operational improvements
  • Supporting issues with laboratory software systems whilst maintaining compliance with Group IT policy
  • Maintaining static data within the computerised systems as required
  • Ensuring that appropriate documentation is available for regulatory compliance via preparation and revision of relevant operational and validation documentation for laboratory computerised systems
  • Perform helpdesk functions for more complex problems in the laboratory, including problem tracking, analysis, resolution, escalation, coordination and training
  • Generating and executing validation project plans, protocols and reports for computerised system validation
  • Planning and managing the delivery of validation projects and procedures to meet current GxP guidelines, ISO/IEC 17025 standards, industry best practice and company policy
  • Formally reviewing validation protocols, reports and procedures
  • Processing and managing quality records including change controls, deviations, and CAPAs.
  • Ensure all Quality Documentation/Protocol is followed, adhered to and maintained in-line with procedures
  • Record and report results using good record-keeping in compliance with GLP and/or ISO/IEC 17025


Who were looking for

  • Degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working with/development Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) including experience with SQL queries 
  • Excel macro development experience would be advantageous 
  • Ability to work with different teams to develop all needed custom functionality, reports and enhancements for the laboratory and quality assurance/quality control operations
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of computing and security principles relating to data
  • Good time management and attention to detail


What’s in it for you?

Here you’ll find true support and encouragement. We’re an accredited training provider and we support learning and development for everyone.  A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We’re RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. And where you’ll be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career. 


What happens next?
If this opportunity suits your career journey, we’d love to hear from you. All applications will be considered.

We’re RPS, A Tetra Tech company
Representing an exciting new chapter in our business, on 24 January 2023 RPS became a Tetra Tech company. With 27,000 employees in more than 550 offices in more than 120 countries on seven continents, Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. As a Tetra Tech company, RPS is proud to offer our people market-leading development and project opportunities, helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. 


Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future.

Our approach to Diversity and inclusion
Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:
‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

Recruitment Agencies
We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.

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