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Associate Analyst- Scientific Informatics

Zifo RnD Solutions

Zifo RnD Solutions

United States
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023

Zifo is growing! We are looking to hire an Associate Analyst to join our Scientific Informatics team in Cary, NC. This person will work as part of a cross functional global team to design, develop, implement and support customization / configurations of informatics platforms / products for various pharmaceutical and biotech clients The informatics platform / products include but are not limited to Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Chromatography Data System (CDS), Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) used within research, clinical and manufacturing domain. The Associate will collaborate with the customer IT stakeholders, business SMEs (scientists & lab analysts), and software vendors to discuss / document business requirements and implementation approach. The Associate will partner with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute the implementation plan while ensuring proper documentation for GxP compliance is developed and delivered at the appropriate time.Responsible for requirement gathering, elaboration, elicitation and documentation.


Draft / review technical documents for implementation of the identified solution / customization.

Perform / review configuration / technical activities for solution implementation.  

Evaluate technical caveats / dependencies for implementation of solutions / customization.

Act as the liaison between customer and vendor organization to facilitate proof of concept, gap analysis and risk mitigation.

Manage, motivate and mentor cross-functional and enterprise project teams across the globe

Evaluate Industry trends to identify areas for optimization


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in either any core Science related fields

Strong written and oral communication skills

Technical Skills

0-1 year’s experience in configuring / customizing informatics products / platforms.
  • Knowledge on infrastructure / architecture of informatics platform / product
  • SQL basics on relational database concepts and schema design principles
  • Integrate laboratory instruments with scientific software packages.
  • Understand latest technology and industry standard to integrate informatics platforms.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and work with cross functional teams.
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management
  • Experience in as-is system assessment, gap analysis, business process mapping.
  • Passionate about Life Science Research and Development industry
  • Deep interest Drug Discovery & Development processes
Understanding of 3 or more Scientific workflows ( eg. Bioanalysis, Compound Management, Registration, Medicinal Chemistry, etc.) is a plus

Possess basic understanding of the leading technology solutions in the R&D Informatics space such as LIMS, ELN

Understanding of SDLC (Agile is preferred), ITIL concepts, Database Design and Data Modeling concepts

Experience with one of the following is a plus: Structural Chemistry, Ontology and Semantic Web, Machine Learning.

Soft Skills

Independent, Self-Motivated & Results driven

Possess the willingness & ability to acquire new technical skills & business principles

Able to think critically and demonstrate logical reasoning. 


About Zifo:

CURIOSITY DRIVEN, SCIENCE FOCUSED, EMPLOYEE BUILT. Our culture is unlike any other, one where we debate, challenge ourselves, and interact with all alike. We are a curious bunch, characterized by our passion to learn and spirit of teamwork. Zifo is a global R&D solutions provider focused on the industries of Pharma, Biotech, Manufacturing QC, Medical Devices, specialty chemicals and other research-based organizations. Our team’s knowledge of science and expertise in technology help Zifo better serve our customers around the globe, including 7 of the Top 10 Biopharma companies.

We look for Science – Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology etc. We possess scientific and technical knowledge and bear professional and personal goals. While we have a “no doors” policy to promote free access within, we do have a tough door to walk in. We search with a two-point agenda – technical competency and cultural adaptability.

We offer a competitive compensation package including accrued vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401k with company matching, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

If you share these sentiments and are prepared for the atypical, then Zifo is your calling!

Zifo is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.