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Guidehouse Senior Consultant, Lab Informatics in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


The Lab Informaticist responsibilities are to serve as a liaison between the business and IT to identify and address business technology needs. They will be responsible for analyzing requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and enable integration from lab instruments to enterprise solutions. This position will translate business requirements, information, and data into functional specifications and visualized system solutions as well as support the implementation and testing of the solutions (LIMS, EHR, ETOR, HIE and Instrument Software). The Business Analyst will also assist the business to support global solutions and partner with the business units for ongoing process or technical enhancements.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Develop enhancements and new uses to the functionality of software systems, with the inclusion of new processes and/or procedures, in particular with respect to Electronic Test Ordering Resulting (ETOR)

  • Deploy of ETOR to multiple laboratories and sites

  • Primary Superuser knowledge for various laboratory information management software (for example: Cerner Millennium PathNet, GE Centricity Lab, McKesson Horizon Lab, Meditech C/S Lab, SCC SoftLab, Siemens Novius Lab, and Sunquest Lab).

  • Assists business with identification of training requirements

  • Collaborates with the business on design of training

  • Analyzes new business demand to assess whether an existing ETOR solution could meet the requirements or if desired business outcomes have potential to meet a global capabilities opportunity

  • Assist with implementation and monitoring of change control of laboratory software systems

  • Assist in the configuration of LIMS, ETOR, or CDS systems based on client requirements

  • Analyze and design new business processes

  • Identify and define detailed product requirements and use cases

  • Serve as a liaison to the business community and participate in user and task analysis to maintain the business community 's perspective

  • Write periodic status progress reports

  • Participate in peer reviews of semantic interoperability standards, best practices, functionality, error handling, etc

  • Develop simple or complex, dynamic reports

  • Participate in requirements analysis process with client stakeholders

  • Break complex processes into smaller achievable pieces

  • Write basic Interface Control Documents using standard templates, concepts and schema design principles Integrate laboratory instruments with scientific software packages

  • Collaborate with project team members to evaluate laboratory business requirements and participate in the development of SOPs, training manuals and ICDs

  • Design and present technical strategies for configuring Core LIMS solutions including the preparation of workflow and Entity-Relationship Diagrams to represent concepts

  • Author and share best practice documentation and group development guidelines



  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Medical Laboratory Technology, physical sciences or information technology with 6 years relevant laboratory and/or IT experience

  • 3+ years of lab research/bench experience to include an understanding of laboratory processes and methods including genomics and plate-based assays

  • 2 years relevant laboratory and/or IT experience, physical sciences or information technology

  • At least 2+ years of experience using and configuring LIMS platforms and laboratory databases, as well as capacity to research and evaluate new techniques and tools


  • MS degree in engineering or a related field of study

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Experience designing and documenting system architecture, workflows, and interfaces

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to work independently with limited supervision

  • Able to work flexible hours with advance notice

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of database theory background and experience

  • Experience in the validation and/or qualification and/or testing of laboratory instrumentation software

  • Experience working within ISO 9001, ISO 17025, or cGMP quality programs

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

Candidates must be in the Eastern or Central time zone. Strong consideration will be given to candidates in the Atlanta, GA Metro area.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive