IT / LIMS Developer

Avacta Life Sciences Limited
Job Location: 
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
£25,000 - £40,000
Job Description: 

Avacta Life Sciences Limited is dedicated to providing Life Scientists with proprietary, disruptive new tools, in the forms of technology and reagents, to enable them to work faster and smarter towards improvements to global healthcare.

Based in Wetherby, halfway between the cities of York and Leeds we are a dynamic and growing company which prides itself on service and the relationships that are built with customers and stakeholders through our core cultural values of innovation, boldness, fulfilment and care.

We are looking for a self-motivated and adaptable software developer to join our team on a permanent basis. The focus of the post is the implementation of Laboratory Information Management Systems in support of the production of Affimers, Avacta’s biomarker breakthrough technology.

Your main duties will include:
•Implementation and support of LIMS utilising LabWare Vr6.
•Develop interfaces from LIMS to scientific instruments and troubleshoots any issues.
•Support development and production of LIMS systems which may include configuration, administration, upgrades/patches, system documentation, user support, custom reports, bug fixes, enhancements, and training.
•Configure and support LIMS analyses, test lists and other LIMS static data as needed.
•System maintenance, upgrades and validation. Assess impact of new functionality and system upgrades. Plan deployment and maintain configuration and security.
•Develop manuals and SOPs.
•User training.

Essential attributes:
•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer programming, or related technical field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience supporting laboratory systems.
•LabWare development and configuration experience
•Detailed understanding of the LabWare data model
•The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, professionalism, care, accuracy and reliability
•Adaptability and self-motivation, good team player
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•A bold and innovative nature and a desire to be fully involved in driving the growth of the business.

Specific requirements:
•Knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech processes (Prefer minimum of two years of experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech environment)
•Ability to read, modify and write LabWare LIMS BASIC computer code is desired
•Instrument integration and automation processes (Tecan and Hamilton in particular)
•Extensive computer programming experience – prefer MS development stack (C#/SQL/Asp.Net/WinForms/WPF)
•Crystal Reports/SSRS

Salary: £25 - £40k per annum

For more information, please visit our website at

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to

Closing date – 28th February 2014

Contact Information: 

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to