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Watson (LIMS), Study Designer

  • Job
    Entry & Junior Level
  • Science
  • Montréal
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AI generated summary

  • You must have a science degree, understand study protocols, sample process, Watson LIMS, data interfaces, concentrations, GLP/GCP guidelines, and site-specific details.
  • You will review study protocols, coordinate with internal/external stakeholders, set up Watson LIMS study designs, assist in validation, prepare kits, track samples, and help with documentation and record management.


  • DEC or bachelor’s degree in science. Pertinent experience may be considered in lieu.
  • Ability to understand Study Protocols/Study Plans from various phases of clinical trials (Phase I-IV) and Safety Assessment (Preclinical Tox studies)
  • Understanding of:
  • How samples are generated from a Study Protocols/Study Plans
  • Multisite samples are collected from various sites
  • How samples are logged into Watson LIMS
  • How samples are then tracked and maintained in Watson LIMS
  • How Watson LIMS interface work with other software used (Analyst or WinNolin for example)
  • How Concentrations are stored and reported
  • Knowledge on site specific details on:
  • How samples are gathered in a Phase II-IV study and different from a Phase I or preclinical study for example
  • Sample Accessioning and labelling
  • Sample analysis
  • GLP and GCP guidelines


  • Review Study Protocols/Study Plans and set up appropriate Watson LIMS study design.
  • Provide assistance for validation study design when assessments are not in standard format.
  • Coordinate/Communicate with internal (example Sample Management Technician, BPI) and external stakeholders (Clients) to ensure appropriate Watson LIMS Study Design and sample entry to facilitate data output and reporting.
  • Assist in preparation of kits, sample tracking and management in Watson LIMS.
  • Assist with documentation, record management, and other sample management operation activities


What qualifications are required for the Watson (LIMS), Study Designer position?

A DEC or bachelor’s degree in science is required for this position. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

What tasks does a Watson (LIMS), Study Designer typically perform?

A Watson (LIMS), Study Designer reviews study protocols and sets up appropriate Watson LIMS study design, assists with validation study design, coordinates with internal and external stakeholders for sample entry and data output, assists with sample tracking and management in Watson LIMS, and helps with documentation and record management.

What specific knowledge is required for this role?

The successful candidate must have an understanding of how samples are generated from study protocols, how samples are logged into Watson LIMS, how multisite samples are collected, how concentrations are stored and reported, and how Watson LIMS interfaces with other software. Additionally, knowledge of site-specific details like sample accessioning, sample analysis, and compliance with GLP and GCP guidelines is necessary.

What types of studies does a Watson (LIMS), Study Designer work on?

A Watson (LIMS), Study Designer works on a variety of studies, including clinical trials (Phase I-IV) and Safety Assessment studies (preclinical tox studies). The individual must be able to understand and implement study designs from different phases of research.

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Outsourcing made easy with a one-stop solution to early phase drug development. We are an integrated drug development solution company, offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach that removes the need for multiple service providers during the early stages of drug development. Whether for one study or an end-to-end program, we help you reach critical decision-making milestones sooner by improving speed and ease from lead candidate selection to clinical proof of concept, and beyond. When partnering with Altasciences, you can experience up to 40% in time savings thanks to our integrated, one-stop solution offering. We strive to create a true partnership with our clients, our partners, and our colleagues that enables a mutually supporting relationship built on a combination of excellent science and solid communication. Helping sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster, for over 25 years. Our full-service offering is always tailored to your specific research needs: - Preclinical research - Clinical pharmacology - Drug formulation - Manufacturing and analytical services - Bioanalysis - Program management - Medical writing - Biostatics - Data management - And so much more!

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