Laboratory Systems Engineer (Pharma)

  • Contract Duration: 12+ months
  • IT/Technical
  • Framingham, MA

Website Lenox Executive Search


12+ month CONTRACT onsite contract role with potential for Overtime and also extension. Must have some experience in a Pharmaceutical Lab. Rate is flexible and commensurate with experience.

Lenox Executive Search is seeking an experienced Pharma Lab Systems Engineer to fill an X12+ month contractual role with a global pharmaceutical company in Framingham, MA. Must have 1-5 years IT Systems experience.

REQUIREMENTS for the Lab Systems Engineer:

  • Must Have Experience in Pharmaceutical Lab
  • Ability and Comfortability to Gown up for Lab Access
  • Minimum of 1-5 Years experience in IT
  • Microsoft operating systems knowledge (XP, W7, W10 and server 2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Networking essentials, TCP/IP, VLAN concept, firewall, remote administration, Active Directory use
  • Scripting knowledge (DOS command line, vbscript, Powershell, Robocoy,…)
  • Knowledge of lab instrumentation, such as balances, pH meters, HPLCs, etc…, more specifically experience with network connectivity of these instruments.
  • Knowledge of serial-to-IP convertors (Moxa, Lantronix, …) and knowledge of and experience with peripheral equipment in general.
  • Documentation skills: being able to write detailed specifications.
  • Flexible, service-oriented, good communication skills in English.
  • Be able to work independently, and well organized.

NICE TO HAVE for the Lab Systems Engineer:

  • Prior experience with GMP, GAMP5 and CFR21Part11 are a plus.
  • Certifications in Networking
  • ServiceNow experience is plus

RESPONSIBILITIES of the Lab Systems Engineer:

Supporting the different lab equipment and systems in the quality and MSAT labs at Boston hub sites.
The work package will consist of:

  • Interface implementation, based on pre-defined standards, of laboratory equipment and enrolling them into quality processes
  • Researching and documenting Moxa convertor configuration settings (dependent on the lab instrument specifics) and executing the implementation.
  • Scripting file transfer from laboratory equipment to file server, including document parsing where needed.
  • Configuring lab workstations (Windows 7 to Windows10)
  • Determining and requesting firewall rules (port, protocol) that are required to allow communication of the lab equipment
  • Providing detailed documentation for different lab equipment connectivity, file transfer specifics, as well as the actual implementation of the interfacing for each laboratory instrument.
  • Collaborating and communicate with corporate colleagues, as well as frequent contacts and meetings with site SME’s.
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