Job Posting for Mass Department of Public Health: Director of Laboratory Informatics

Title: Director of Laboratory Informatics

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.

DPH is seeking a Laboratory Informatics Director for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences.  In this senior managerial role the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of application development, implementation, maintenance and support for the Laboratories Divisions. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced informatics oriented laboratorian.  


  • Develop overall strategic direction for Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) including adding and revising modules, setting priorities for releases, and most importantly, ensuring each Laboratory’s needs are met. Meet with Laboratories to understand workflow and ensure LIMS system is designed to meet Laboratory needs.
  • Serve as the Public Health Laboratory (PHL) interoperability data specialist responsible for all Laboratory HL7 messaging. Provide Rhapsody IDE support and maintain various messaging structures, including those that meet meaningful use requirements.
  • Responsible for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) integration and interoperability efforts, including messaging between the Laboratory, the Bureau’s Epidemiologic Suveillance System (MAVEN), CDC and hospitals and health care providers.
  • Responsible for Laboratory IT staff activities. Plan and assist in scheduling application development projects, vendor management, and end users to identify project objectives, time frames, costs and other resource requirements.
  • Oversee support of existing PC-driven laboratory instrumentation and determine interfaces to the LIMS if necessary. Work directly and independently with instrument vendors, laboratory users and others to ensure IT solutions support the Laboratory’s operational needs.
  • Ensure that the laboratory information management systems (LIMS) projects meet business requirements, CDC PHIN Standards, established schedules, cost commitments and regulatory requirements.


  • Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a managerial capacity.

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