Senior Applications Administrator

Job Title:Senior Applications Administrator
Location UK ~ Alnwick
Type: Permanent, Full Time

Senior Applications Administrator

Company Overview

Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients.

As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.

Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community, driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.

The Role

Quotient Sciences are expanding rapidly, with a clear commitment to drug substance development and manufacture and have recently announced a $8m investment in a new kilo lab facility which will be fully operational in 2022. We are currently recruiting for a Senior Applications Administrator to work within the IT team at our Alnwick facility. You will Provide IT support for Key line business/scientific applications and systems within the IT operational departments, in support of the Quotients business and its customers. To ensure that applications meet the required GxP standards, data integrity and regulatory/quality standards.

The Candidate

The key tasks and responsibilities of the position are:

  • Provide application administrator support for key line of business and scientific systems, both local PC and server based, including responsibility for data integrity and security. 
  • System administration of LIMS and other key business systems. 
  • Assist in implementation and validation of new applications as added to Quotient business 
  • Working directly with internal teams and across operational areas on site, to maintain regulatory compliance, provide advice on and execute changes and updates to specialised scientific applications and software. 
  • Support users as required. 
  • Assist with the daily running of the application software as required. 
  • Monitor and report on backup of systems and data in line with daily requirements. 
  • Carry out training on scientific application software as and when required. 
  • Identify and support the continuous improvement initiatives with regards to scientific applications, systems, and processes. 
  • Liaise with key internal operational customers to ensure that IT support meets the needs of the department/function. 
  • Review audit logs and provide assurance of data integrity. 
  • Provide day to day user administration and maintenance. 
  • Work with vendors/internal customers to support and lead validation activities as required for upgrades and new systems. 
  • Work with vendors to aid resolution of escalated computerized systems issues. 
  • Host systems audits to meet key external client and regulatory requirements.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 5 years of working in a scientific/IT functional role 
  • Good understanding of computerised systems, applications, validation processes and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory/quality and data integrity aspects of computerised systems and applications. 
  • Degree level or above qualifications in IT or Scientific discipline (or relevant industry experience/training). 
  • Excellent organisational skills, good written and oral presentation skills 
  • Understanding of scientific instrument control software and instrument integration. 
  • Understanding of relational databases would be advantageous 
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team 
  • Ability to prioritise workloads on a daily basis 

Other skills and experience required:

  • Good written/oral communication skills
  • A high level of personal integrity and commitment
  • Flexible approach to new work challenges

Company benefits:

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business. 

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Quotient Sciences business are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion. We strive to create a diverse Quotient family by remaining committed to the development of our culture, equality, mindset, diversity & inclusions in the workplace.

As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. All applicants welcome.