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Scientific Application Analyst

Zifo RnD Solutions

Zifo RnD Solutions

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

This individual will join cross functional global team to design, develop, implement and support customization / configurations of informatics platforms / products for pharmaceutical and biotech customers. The informatics platform / products include but 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 consultant will collaborate with the customer IT stakeholders, business SMEs (scientists & lab analysts), and software vendors to discuss / document business requirements and implementation approach. The consultant will have to 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

Required Skills

  • Independent, Self-Motivated & Results driven
  • Possess the willingness & Ability to acquire quickly new Technical Skills & Business Principles
  • Able to think critically and demonstrate logical reasoning
  • Familiarity with Scientific workflows (E.g. Bioanalysis, Compound Management, Registration, Medicinal Chemistry, etc.)
  • Possess an understanding of the leading technology solutions in the R&D Informatics space such as LIMS, ELN
  • Demonstrate an understanding of SDLC (Agile is preferred), ITIL concepts, Database Design and Data Modeling concepts
  • Are able to prioritize requirements, guide development team and remove blockers
  • Experience with one of the following is a plus: Structural Chemistry, Ontology and Semantic Web, Machine Learning.


  • Bachelors / Master’s degree is either Life Science or Informatics / Technology
  • Prior experience as a Business Process or Implementation Consultant in a Research and Development Organization, preferably in Pharmaceutical /Life Sciences industry is a plus
  • Experience with any 2 of the following informatics platforms: E-Workbook, Dotmatics, Benchling, Core ELN, Sapio LIMS, LabWare LIMS, LabVantage LIMS, Watson LIMS, Sample Manager LIMS, Star LIMS, BIOVIA, Nugenesis, Empower, Chromeleon, Pipeline Pilot, Knime, Activity Base, Perkin Signals, ChemAxon, CDD, Data Manager, Tick@Lab.
  • Strong Written and Oral communication skills
  • Understanding of SDLC methodology
  • Technical skills
    • 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.
  • Business / System Analysis Skills
    • Requirements Life Cycle Management
    • Experience in as-is system assessment, gap analysis, business process mapping

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.