Perfect Day

Berkeley, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-09

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Informatics Manager, Laboratory

About the company:

At Perfect Day, we believe in empowering people to enjoy the dairy foods they love - products full of delicious taste and luscious texture - while making the world a kinder, greener place.

We make milk protein that is nutritionally identical to protein from cow's milk, but made using flora fermentation instead of animals. We're working with food and dairy companies to deliver high-quality protein and products that are delicious, nourishing, sustainable, and humane.

It's #KinderGreenerDairy for people, planet, and animals - without the compromise.

It's a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we're doing just that.

Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. 

Perfect Day is searching for a Laboratory Informatics Manager to work with a cross functional team of scientists and IT staff to help solve problems at the intersection of laboratory hardware, software and IT infrastructure. The successful candidate will have a background in scientific laboratory IT systems ( LIMS, ELN, CDS etc.) and can work in a fast pace environment to quickly diagnose and fix complex problems, drive lab IT implementation projects including requirements gathering, project management, and testing. This role will report to Sr. Director, Data Science and Engineering.

It's a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us! 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION:

  • Oversee the development and maintenance laboratory informatics solutions, including LIMS and ELN, Instrument Integration applications, Lab reporting and Barcoding tools.
  • Develop procedures, methodologies, and performance measurements to standardize, simplify, and strengthen laboratory data management processes across multiple Perfect Day R&D sites.
  • Provide user assistance, such as building and modifying tests, specifications, sampling plans, templates, and other user-managed information, and perform new user training.
  • Plan future workflow improvements including but not limited to the implementation of new processes and integration of new systems and instrumentation.
  • KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • BS/MS in Life Sciences or Computer Sciences with 5+ years relevant experience with extensive knowledge of laboratory software systems. 
  • Well-rounded scientific background with a broad understanding of the laboratory environment in a biotech/biopharma setting is desired.
  • Project Management experience doing the following: manage projects to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria) by establishing clear goals and accountabilities; developing project plans and allocating resources; identifying potential issues/risks and developing contingency plans.
  • Experience working with lab scientists and laboratory automation engineers on software development and/or analysis projects is a plus.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills with strong sense of customer orientation.
  • Basic knowledge of databases and SQL queries required.
  • Experience managing commercial off the shelf ELN/LIMS such as LabVantage, LabWare, Benchling is a plus.
  • Option to work hybrid remote