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LIMS Configuration Analyst

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
The LIMS Configuration Analyst will support and configure the Laboratory Information Management Systems at the different sites of the North West Laboratory Hub, working with the application specialists and development manager.

The post holder will work closely with stakeholders supporting configuration and optimisation of the LIMS and business as usual (BAU) requests. You will work closely with colleagues to design, draw up technical specifications, configure, test and implement changes with the stakeholders' support.

This role will be focused on on-going roll-out of LIMS to all laboratory functions and BAU activities including referrals, sample tracking and diagnostic test order management and results reporting and has a direct impact on supporting the GLH staff and improving patient care.

If you enjoy working in a team, have good programming/scripting skills, a logical mind, attention to detail and are willing to learn, we look forward to reviewing your application.

Main duties of the job

Key emphasis will be on the analysis and interpretation of current workflows and practices and, with a creative approach, redesign, build & test utilising the advanced functionality of the LIMS systems of the North-West Genomic Laboratory Hub (NWGLH).

You will be responsible for engaging and supporting the future state design and analysis with Application Specialists and service leads acting as a system expert and designer making recommendations based on systems knowledge.

Work as part of the NWGLH Data Team you will actively seek out new ideas and challenge the boundaries of the LIMS functionality through broad scanning and networking.

You will help identify the key business requirements of stakeholders/customers, prepare functional specifications.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programs. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • Degree 2:2 or above or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a range of Microsoft Office products such as Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio and in particular Excel


  • Evidence of continuous learning

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of supporting organisational change & in the improvement of business processes
  • Innovative & forward thinking
  • Excellent Organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with staff at all levels
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and effective manner
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and to meet set deadlines
  • Committed to accomplishing challenging objectives
  • Practical experience of configuring applications/systems to meet business needs.
  • Coding/scripting experience
  • Database knowledge including SQL/query building


  • Previous NHS or a different Healthcare setting experience
  • Experience of LIMS
  • Understanding of diagnostic service provision

Skills & Abilities


  • Good Team worker
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, forward thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills


  • Effective presentation and workshop facilitation skills

Physical & Mental Requirements


  • Diagnosing/solving complex problems involving systems used by large number of staff with unpredictable interruptions
  • Requires using a VDU for long periods during the working day
  • Frequent requirement for concentration with occasional prolonged concentration
  • Work pattern is unpredictable
  • Some flexible working required in the delivery of clinical IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


St Mary's Hospital with travel to Liverpool Women's Hospital

Oxford road


M13 9WL

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