Laboratory Informatician – ESR

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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Laboratory Informatician

Full Time, Permanent


About ESR

ESR is a Crown Research Institute, working with and for clients and stakeholders to deliver enhanced scientific research services for the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of New Zealand. ESR has approximately 400 staff with sites across New Zealand.

We are currently seeking someone with a great attitude and the skills to match to take up a permanent Laboratory Informatician role within our Intelligence for Action team in Kenepuru

Your New Role

Reporting to the Manager, Data and Informatics the Laboratory Informatician is part of and works closely with the Health and Environment Group, in particular the laboratories. It ensures information from laboratories is up to date and accurate. The role also works closely with epidemiologists, analysts, public health physicians in the Health Intelligence Team to lead the surveillance and integrated data management activity ESR undertakes on behalf of the Ministry of Health. The role will support the process of integrating public health information, working closely with the Business Services group and the sector to ensure our systems are appropriate for public health. Travel will be required to other ESR sites.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Deliver and support the configuration and management of the Laboratory Information Management System and Clinical Data Repository
  • Deliver integrated data management services to support the management of notifiable and non-notifiable disease data and systems
  • Complete laboratory and outbreak surveillance and reporting for prevention and control of disease
  • Provide support to the wider Health & Environment Group to ensure capability development is supported and operational and strategic goals or deliverables are met .
  • What you’ll need to succeed

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or significant experience, in medical or environmental science or a closely related field
  • Previous experience with a Laboratory Information Management System and Clinical Data Repository (Sysmex Eclair)
  • Surveillance systems knowledge
  • Health or Public Health information management experience
  • Expert knowledge of laboratory information standards and their application, including SNOMED CT, LOINC, HL7 and FHIR
  • A minimum two years’ experience in health sector information systems.
  • Data and information management skills and experience with public health.
  • An understanding of Health IT systems and health informatics.
  • Experience with SQL and Reporting Services
  • Experience analysing health information and in data management
  • Experience in health-related field , epidemiology, microbiology, nursing, public health, biostatistics or experience in carrying out health research.
  • What you’ll get in return  

    You will get to work with a passionate team, who take pride in the quality of their work and have the opportunity to contribute to public health responses across New Zealand. You will also get to be part of a very unique institution that supports the wellbeing of the community and wider New Zealand. 

    ESR promotes active work/life policies including family-friendly initiatives and flexible hours. You’ll receive ongoing personal development, free car parking as well as access to a Southern Cross group membership scheme.

    To Apply 

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    Please note the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug-screen and police records check as conditions of employment