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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 and act as the main interface between the laboratory and the RPS IT department. The ISO 17025 LIMS is centralised in the Bedford Laboratory but encompasses the Manchester Laboratory as it is a shared platform whilst the GLP LIMS is an independent system house within the Bedford Laboratory.

  • 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; 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 LIMS packages
  • Experience of SQL, macro development and O365 Power Platform (i.e. PowerApps, Automate, PowerBI, Data Factory)
  • Ability to work with different teams to develop all needed custom functionality, reports and enhancements for the laboratory and quality assurance/quality control operations
  • System implementation, documentation and maintenance
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple IT tasks
  • Knowledge of IT computing and security principles


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. #LI-SY1

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