Laboratory Workflow Administrator

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1453570
  • Job Title: Laboratory Workflow Administrator
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  • Summary:

The Laboratory Workflow Administrator (LWA) manages the delivery of the administrative, technical and functional needs of the systems and processes that underpin MPI’s laboratory processes. 


Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

  • Know your customers: Laboratory scientists, key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) team to achieve business goals
  • Identify opportunities to innovate, to change paradigms, to reduce workloads – and help to deliver these.
  • Active involvement as a key team member in this significant and high priority project (using an Agile approach), delivering change into MPI’s operational use of LIMS
  • Provide administrative and operational support for LIMS and associated systems 
  • Provide training, expert knowledge and testing capabilities for LIMS and other systems
  • Involvement in times of biosecurity response: work with the laboratories and response teams to provide additional assistance
  • Undertake business analysis of requirements and processes

These Laboratories – and the supporting LIMS systems – are mission-critical in supporting New Zealand’s biosecurity requirements. No two days are the same.


Mōu – About You

This is an opportunity to put your previous LIMS systems experience, laboratory experience and/or information technology into action. An appropriate degree and knowledge of biology, plant pests and diseases will be real advantages!

We require motivated people with strong customer focus, excellent communication skills both written and oral, and fantastic computer skills. If you’re a cheerful, outgoing and can-do person, this is a real opportunity!


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries is helping to seize export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, ensure the food we produce is safe, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.  (MPI)


Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Sunday 15th March 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please email  




The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.