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Data Analyst Lead FTC or Temp

Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes United Kingdom, MK93 Contract

Posted: 13 hours ago


Data Analyst Lead FTC or Long-Term Temp

Our Client is one of the most well-known high throughput diagnostic labs in the UK. They have just created these new roles as expanded their labs abd teams. They are called Data Leads as the lead on analysing the data on each shift and the ideal candidate will need to have a min of 1 year coding experience.

In your new role, you will be responsible for the analysis of large data sets, identification of anomalies in test results, and ensuring that our patients are provided with the quality of results they deserve. You will be working with data received through the Laboratory Information System and specialist data software in liaison with Biomedical Scientists to validate large quantities of results. You will ensure the integrity and quality of data and sample throughput throughout the diagnostic shift.


  • Provide specialist support to the laboratory management in assay analysis and maintenance of end-to-end clinical diagnostics workflows for medical testing processes
  • Accurate processing of large non-clinical data sets and escalating any quality control issues relating to process performance
  • Conducting operations research in the utilisation of FMEA and other techniques leading to process optimisation
  • Managing the data flow from laboratory to ensure accuracy in reporting of patient results
  • Tracking and management of non-conformities, utilising quality management tools, issue management process, business issue prioritisation and advanced analytics and learning techniques
  • Proactive interpretation of data trends to reduce preventative instrument and process downtime.
  • Drive and manage interactions between laboratory instrument interface systems, assay reporting software and other bioinformatics tools to investigate, escalate and resolve support issues and product feature requests
  • Working in close liaison with the Quality Team to ensure excellent change control, release management and documentation to maintain a validated state of the assay reporting system and continuous improvement of laboratory processes
  • Working in close liaison with Quality Management to uphold ISO 15189 / ISO 17025 accreditation standards


ü BSc Honours degree or equivalent experience in a statistical, biological science or engineering discipline, e.g., Bioinformatics/Informatics Sciences, Operations Research, Data Operations, Health Data Science

ü Experience of working with complex and large datasets to draw relevant conclusions

ü Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of qPCR/ePCR desirable and problem-solving and troubleshooting utilising controls within the process

ü Knowledge of laboratory instrument connectivity interfaces, e.g., LIMS

ü Experience of one or more statistical tools including R, Python, Jupyter Notebook or others

ü Experience of working within a fast-paced laboratory environment

ü Knowledge and experience of working to quality standards

ü Excellent written and verbal communication skills

ü Demonstrable collaborative skills and a positive can-do attitude

ü Ability to work on a rotating 24/7 shift pattern 40.25 hours per week

Reporting to the data scientist, you will be 1 of 4 data leads who is responsible for looking at the data and spotting issues, trends etc before the data goes to the scientists to improve and speed up the process

This is a very busy lab which processes 100,000 samples per day and you will be need to be able to work quickly and also l track back on the screening performance and look at ways to build improvements and identify preventatives measure to ensure the data is accurate. You will need to present the data in an easy to read and understand format to the management team.

To be considered for Interview:

Must have at least 1 year of coding and be very numerate

Ability to work as part of a team which covers a 24 hour a day operation (shifts are a month of days followed by a month of nights)

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work in a fast-paced environment , excellent pension and benefits for FTC.

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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom