IT Business Analyst, Laboratory Operations

Gaithersburg, MD
Apr 06, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Full Time
If you find science, speed, and success exhilarating, you have come to the right place.Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.We are seeking a IT Business Analyst, Laboratory Operations.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Regularly interacts with end users to understand their current operating state, identify possible systems or process changes to increase efficiency, and propose their implementation to IT and the stakeholders. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.Provides advice, guidance, and training to other IT/IS employees.Makes recommendations on vendor selection and oversees vendor activities.Collects, documents, and manages user, functional, and technical requirements for laboratory operations and/or Discovery applications.Creation and management of process maps for system and business workflows. Assists with application configuration changes following IT Change Management (ITCM) and GMP Change Control procedures.Develops qualification/data migration protocols for supported applications.Participates in system release and post-deployment support activities with Quality, System Owners, IT Operations, and IT Service Desk.Work internally to ensure high availability of supported application systems.Documents common resolutions/solutions and common application support processes in the IT Service Desk knowledge base.Establish and maintain vendor relationships for laboratory computerized systems.Leads cross-functional teams for small to mid-sized projects.Participates in global and large projects with varying levels of complexity.Travel to other sites may be required.Minimum requirements:Masters in Biological, Chemical, Computer Science or equivalent qualification level. 2+ years of business analyst experienceAt least 5 years of experience working with validated information systems. Experience with lab processes is highly desired. Practical knowledge and application of cGMPs (industry experience/awareness) especially relating to quality assurance processes and procedures.Must possess excellent customer service, problem solving, troubleshooting, negotiation, and verbal/written communication skills.Able to generate complex process maps using BPMN.Strong adaptability and capable of working in fast paced environments. Subject matter expert on SDLC principles, industry best practices, and assigned system(s) (SDLC/ADLC)Computer System Validation (CSV) and GAMP5 experience a plus.Experience with ITIL, COBIT, or other IT good practices desirable.Demonstrates effective written and verbal business communication across the organization and with senior leadership.Effectively develops and presents complex subject matter and concepts to employees and senior leadership.Builds strong relationships with employees and leaders across the organization.Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabledNovavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.