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Associate Director, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Product Owner

Местоположение Барселона, Каталония, Испания Идентификатор вакансии R-197443 Дата публикации 04/16/2024

Associate Director, Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Product Owner

Join our Translational Medicine and Cancer Biomarker Development (TM/CBD) teams within Early Oncology at AstraZeneca, where we strive to transform oncology patient care through the development of mechanistically-based and clinically deployable biomarkers. We are seeking a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Product Owner to support the strategy, implementation, and maintenance of a LIMS for sample and experimental workflow management across all our laboratories. This role is a strategic one, responsible for defining the product roadmap, collecting and prioritizing requirements, and supporting planning and change management across all TM/CBD labs.


As the LIMS Product Owner, you will play a strategic role in establishing the LIMS Product/Product line roadmap. You will collaborate with IT to collect and prioritize requirements from differing stakeholder groups and establish communication channels with users to understand needs and collect feedback. You will also manage the product lifecycle, including planning, license management, risk management, change management, contracting and documentation. Additionally, you will conduct operational readiness activities in support of releases and new product launches. Define and manage the strategy and execution for GCP validation of the LIMS platform as per AZ compliance requirements, in collaboration with relevant IT and quality management team members.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of professional work experience working on a software or process improvement delivery team.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience as a product owner supporting a lab-based LIMS.

  • Experience with GxP system validation or related regulatory processes.

  • Understanding of infrastructure and software development lifecycle.

  • Experience with project management methodologies.

  • Ability to understand technical workflows, integrations, APIs and translate business/user requirements to stories.

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to interact and understand technical subjects.

  • Experience working with external vendors to deliver a product.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to think outside current processes and make recommendations.

  • Broad working knowledge and experience with scientific laboratories, processes and sample management needs.

  • Experience with Agile methodology.

  • Masters / PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject.

  • The ideal candidate would have a technical as well as a strategic background and could support TM/CBD as a LIMS superuser.

At AstraZeneca, we are on a mission to eliminate cancer as a cause of death. We are a science-based, leading and decisive Oncology enterprise united in our vision. With one of the broadest and deepest Oncology pipelines in the industry, there are many opportunities to work with new and novel drugs and help discover what's next. We foster a mindset of courage, where everyone is empowered to step up, innovate and work at pace. Our commitment to patients and pioneering spirit are truly embedded and it's what makes our pipeline unique.

Ready to join us in our mission? Apply now to be part of our ambitious team in Oncology R&D!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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