1+ months

LIMS Administrator and Chemist

Kelly Services
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Kelly Services has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a **Direct hire** opportunity to work as a **LIMS Admin/Chemist** located in **Kannapolis, NC** .

Our client is looking for an Analytical Chemist with strong Lab Information Management System (LIMS) experience to join us on our important mission to deliver the most accurate and comprehensive nutrition data ever created by leveraging cutting edge test methods in a state-of-the-art food analysis laboratory. You will join a passionate team of scientists who are thought leaders in the field of analytical chemistry from crop to food to clinical testing.

Company is making a significant investment into a state-of-the-art LIMS solution and this is an exciting opportunity for an enterprising chemist to leverage their understanding of lab processes and systems to contribute to the success of the company.

In the short-term, your main focus will be to partner with our LIMS vendor to implement the system to be leveraged by our Operations, R&D, QA and Commercial teams to help fulfill their goals efficiently and correctly. Your key responsibility will be to understand the companys lab processes and documentation practices in detail and interpret them to our LIMS provider for efficient implementation. In the long-run, you will be the LIMS subject matter expert on our team while also contributing to the Lab Operations as a Chemist.

You will report to the company's Director of Lab Operations.


You will be responsible for collaborating with and getting input from various internal cross functional teams including operations, R&D, QA, sales, etc. on the LIMS system requirements. You will partner with the LIMS vendor to implement the system fulfilling these requirements.

While fulfilling the duties as the LIMS admin/subject matter expert, you will also be part of the lab operations team of Chemists responsible for independently performing duties such as sample preparation, analytical testing and recording / reviewing laboratory data according to the companys policies and procedures. You will be expected to generate accurate test results in a timeframe consistent with client expectations.

**Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:**

Partner with the LIMS vendor to implement, and maintain the companys LIMS platform.

Maintain instrument interfaces, electronic data exchange, and other LIMS functionalities, such as data access through web portal(s) for clients, production of ad hoc and quality assurance reports.

Collaborate with software, hardware/server and instrument vendors to perform upgrades and the associated validations of the LIMS.

Partner with the laboratory staff and external system/IT partners to research, communicate and troubleshoot issues and ensure that the system is utilized most efficiently.

Help the lab leadership drive scientific and operational excellence in analysis through relentless focus on accuracy of results, data accuracy and efficiency.

Understanding and practicing the Good Laboratory Practices and accurate and traceable record keeping.

Independently performing efficiently at each step along the flow of samples, e.g., sample reception, retention & disposal, sample preparation including extraction & homogenization, sample analysis, and data reporting.

Troubleshooting and maintaining equipment such as spectrophotometer, pH meters, microwave digestors, UHPLC, LC-MS, GC, ICP-MS, etc.

Understanding customer test requirements and reviewing results under the guidance of lab director or other scientific and quality control leadership in the lab.

Following testing methods exactly as defined by the SOPs in place. Becoming familiar with reagents, controls, and other general lab procedures.

Proactively making your supervisor / lab leadership aware of any problems with equipment or test supplies and methods.

Promptly working with your supervisor to address any nonconformance with the companys safety and compliance policies.

**Requirements / Qualifications**

Bachelors in Food Science/Chemistry or related field. Graduate degree preferred.

Lab process development and management experience preferred.

LIMS implementation and/or administration experience preferred.

Previous food analysis and method development experience preferred.

Experience preferred with instruments such as UHPLC, LC-MS, GC-FID, or GC-MS and analyses such as Protein/Amino Acids, Fat, Fiber, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Minerals, Bioactives/Phytochemicals, etc.

Ability to interpret data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations based on the data.

Some programming experience preferred, but not required.

Effective interpersonal & communication skills, both verbal and written, including report & SOP writing experience.



**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-08-26 Expires: 2022-10-27

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