LIMS Developer

The Jackson Laboratory   •  

Farmington, CT

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 42 days ago

Do you crave the excitement of a start-up company, coupled with the resources and support of an established and well-respected organization? The Jackson Laboratory ( is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution internationally recognized for its research excellence and world-class faculty, who perform leading-edge research in the fields of human genomics and mouse genetics. At JAX, our Information Technology is as exciting and progressive as our cutting-edge science. Join our Research IT team to help plan, design, and launch efficient systems in support of scientific research.


The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Programmer/Analyst with solid experience in designing, implementing, and supporting research systems used across several dozen laboratories at multiple sites in the organization. The ideal candidate will work as part of a value-stream aligned Agile team to define, create, and adapt research data structures, and define systems integrations to meet the rapidly growing and highly integrated needs of laboratory service groups.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead evolutionary design based on product roadmap requirements, standard patterns for consistent user experience and enterprise data modeling, and consistent configuration patterns to deliver effective business value.
  • Recommend and prototype solution options based on requirements to provide effective user experience while minimizing technical debt and administrative overhead.
  • Lead design, prototyping, customization, testing, and release of custom solutions using technologies such as Python, R, OData, REST APIs, RDF, C#/C++/C, and AngularJS/Javascript.
  • Champion continuous improvement and a learning culture in personal work, the team’s work, the platform landscape, and user experience.
  • Research and evaluate new products and services for applicability to in-house needs. Stay current with new trends and emerging information technologies and informatics tools; advocate for and lead the adoption of these technologies at JAX.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the development and support of applications with medium to major complexity and cross-functional scope.
  • Demonstrated technical excellence in relevant technologies such as Python, R, OData, REST APIs, RDF, C#/C++/C, and AngularJS/JavaScript.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead design sessions with decision makers, other Scrum Team members, system owners and end users.
  • Demonstrated ability to convert designs into user-accepted solutions through teamwork.
  • Proficiency in system engineering processes; business process, requirements, analysis and related modeling tools, standards, and assigned application domain areas.
  • Sustained experience demonstrating Agile values and using methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Ability to write and maintain streamlined, effective technical and program documentation.
  • Ability to work closely with stakeholder teams to analyze and recommend functional optimizations and solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (both technical and functional.)
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELN) or Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS) preferred.