02 Nov
Business Analyst
New York, Sleepyhollow , 10591 Sleepyhollow USA

Business Analyst Summary:Signature Consultants is seeking a BA for an opportunity with a client in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The ideal BA candidate should have at least 5 to 10 years of Life Sciences, Pharma, Biotech and/or Biopharma domain experience. Manufacturing experience would be an option, as well.

Skills & Experience:
  • Science background that converted to IT and/or Business Analysis. This candidate may have been a Clinical Business Analyst previously, for example.
  • Some (chemical or pharma) engineering experience would also be ideal - in lieu or addition to the science experience above
  • Has the IT theoretical and applied background.
  • Some experience with SDLC and ITIL (would be nice if some sort of ITIL certification - not a must-have)
  • Understands the pharma/biotech discovery pipeline process
  • Has direct experience with multiple Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) systems, especially those within the Laboratory Informatics space (like LIMS, ELN, CDS, SDMS, LES, etc.)
  • MS Project Server, SharePoint, MS Dynamics
  • Experience with manufacturing systems like Process Historian, Electronic Batch Records, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), SCADA, etc.

  • Lead scientific-related business needs assessment, as well as facilitate the design, build and implementation of IT systems.
  • Work with scientists and laboratory personnel to understand their business processes and suggest improvement opportunities to enhance end-user experience
  • Work closely with end-users and technical team members to translate high-level business and user requirements into functional and design specifications using structured business and technical analysis and data modeling techniques (e.g. activity diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams, etc.)
  • Act as an expert technical and scientific resource to software development staff in all phases of the development and implementation process.
  • Participate in user research, usability and acceptance testing
  • Manage and prioritize the portfolio of IT projects across Research
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of enterprise wide data management practices and principles with an added ability to develop a comprehensive data management plan for the enterprise
  • Act as Business Relationship Manager for the specific research area(s) supported
  • Partner with research scientists and technical teams to understand and define system goals and technical system requirements
  • Understand system inter-dependencies and collaborate with project teams accordingly
  • Assist in evaluating cost-benefit and ROI analyses
  • Manage Research IT related project budget(s)
  • Train, develop and manage junior scientific business analysts

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with members of all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly document requirements and processes
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to interact with technical and scientific personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to perform business analysis, elicit requirements and identify valid improvement opportunities
  • Ability to understand end-user needs and user experience in a science-based research environment
  • Willingness to work in and adapt to a fast paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Attention to detail and a passion for solving complex and interesting problems in a science driven environment
  • Analytical with the desire to measure the effectiveness of new features
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong interest in contributing to biological research

Preferred background:
  • Experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques and bioinformatics methods
  • Solid foundational understanding of genetics and genotypic analysis
  • Additional experience with quantitative PCR a plus
  • Understanding of relational database concepts
  • Understanding of current IT project and software development life cycle processes and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and document an extensive variety of scientific and technical processes
  • Experience in fast changing Research focused environments
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead software development projects

Educational requirements: Masters degree or Ph.D. in a life science with experience in computer science or information technology

About Signature Consultants, LLCHeadquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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