× We offer our visitors 5 free video views. Download the free iOS app here for access to thousands of videos. Schools may contact us for full platform access.
Tourist 9deb1bd4f6baf1e2dbf16aaccd097520
Tags:

LIMS DESIGNER: Designing IT Systems For Pharmaceutical Laboratories

About this video 

Matthew, a LIMS Consultant, works with pharmaceutical labs by designing their IT systems. He works closely with chemists to ensure the data from scientific work is collected and reported properly following FDA standards. Matthew first went to college to study Molecular Biology but ended up working for an electronics company and getting his degree in Computer Science instead. After getting bored working for that company, Matthew went back to school to get his Biochemistry degree and has now merged both his passion in science and experience in computers into a rewarding career.

Degree: Computer Science - Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Job Title: LIMS Consultant

Job Summary: Biochemists and Biophysicists

Job Description

Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity.

On-the-Job Training

None

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
Confirm
$45,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
25 to 35 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Military, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Strength/stamina, Mathematical skills

PathSource provides free English transcriptions for each of our informational interviews on video which will appear here after you have signed in. Our advanced transcriptions are highly interactive. They scroll down automatically as the video plays and users can jump to a specific part of the video by clicking on any word in the transcript.

For a small fee, we offer transcriptions in different languages, making PathSource a great tool for English Language Learners. This feature is currently available for customers in the education field only.

Please contact us at support@pathsoruce.com if you have any questions or would like to get a price quote for advanced transcripts offered in a second language.

P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='170'>My</span> <span m='500'>current</span> <span m='790'>job</span> <span m='1430'>is--</span> <span m='1600'>I</span> <span m='2300'>design</span> <span m='3010'>IT</span> <span m='3300'>systems</span> <span m='3730'>for</span> <span m='3990'>pharmaceutical</span> <span m='4640'>laboratories.</span> <span m='5390'>Well,</span> <span m='6160'>what</span> <span m='6280'>I've</span> <span m='6350'>been</span> <span m='6450'>doing</span> <span m='6650'>for</span> <span m='6750'>the</span> <span m='6850'>last</span> <span m='7170'>week</span> <span m='7540'>is,</span> <span m='7980'>I</span> <span m='8109'>go</span> <span m='8360'>into</span> <span m='8710'>the</span> <span m='9560'>analytical</span> <span m='10120'>laboratories</span> <span m='10820'>and</span> <span m='10940'>talk</span> <span m='11210'>to</span> <span m='11420'>the</span> <span m='11640'>bench</span> <span m='12000'>chemists,</span> <span m='12790'>and</span> <span m='13220'>see</span> <span m='13390'>what</span> <span m='13570'>kind</span> <span m='13800'>of</span> <span m='13970'>pain</span> <span m='14240'>points</span> <span m='14560'>they</span> <span m='14720'>have</span> <span m='15010'>as</span> <span m='15130'>far</span> <span m='15320'>as</span> <span m='15400'>the</span> <span m='15530'>IT</span> <span m='16370'>systems</span> <span m='16800'>that</span> <span m='16920'>they</span> <span m='17070'>use.</span> <span m='17870'>They use</span> <span m='18160'>software</span> <span m='18830'>to</span> <span m='19070'>then--</span> <span m='20060'>once</span> <span m='20340'>they</span> <span m='20460'>get</span> <span m='20670'>the</span> <span m='20770'>data</span> <span m='21040'>out of,</span> <span m='21330'>say,</span> <span m='21600'>their</span> <span m='22030'>HPLCs,</span> <span m='22580'>or</span> <span m='23060'>their</span> <span m='23210'>gas</span> <span m='23730'>chromatography</span> <span m='24480'>systems,</span> <span m='25020'>then</span> <span m='25220'>I</span> <span m='25320'>help</span> <span m='25590'>them</span> <span m='25740'>move</span> <span m='25960'>that</span> <span m='26170'>data</span> <span m='26540'>into</span> <span m='26990'>a IT</span> <span m='27870'>system</span> <span m='28270'>that</span> <span m='29860'>they</span> <span m='30160'>could</span> <span m='30330'>then</span> <span m='30620'>report</span> <span m='31060'>that</span> <span m='31260'>data</span> <span m='31610'>to</span> <span m='31760'>the</span> <span m='31950'>FDA.</span> </p><p><span m='33000'>Well,</span> <span m='33400'>it's</span> <span m='33530'>very</span> <span m='33750'>important</span> <span m='34260'>for</span> <span m='34670'>drug</span> <span m='35020'>companies</span> <span m='35860'>to</span> <span m='36960'>report</span> <span m='37330'>their</span> <span m='37450'>data</span> <span m='37740'>properly</span> <span m='38750'>to</span> <span m='38930'>the</span> <span m='39250'>FDA, right.</span> <span m='40200'>We</span> <span m='40560'>need</span> <span m='40750'>to</span> <span m='41720'>make</span> <span m='41940'>sure</span> <span m='42210'>that</span> <span m='42930'>our</span> <span m='43050'>pharmaceutical</span> <span m='43650'>companies</span> <span m='44180'>are</span> <span m='44440'>making</span> <span m='44770'>their</span> <span m='44880'>drugs</span> <span m='45210'>properly,</span> <span m='45870'>that</span> <span m='46100'>they're</span> <span m='46320'>making</span> <span m='46680'>them safely.</span> <span m='47550'>And</span> <span m='47870'>there's</span> <span m='48030'>a</span> <span m='48080'>lot</span> <span m='48290'>of</span> <span m='48360'>data</span> <span m='48670'>that</span> <span m='48810'>needs</span> <span m='49020'>to</span> <span m='49130'>be</span> <span m='49290'>collected</span> <span m='49890'>and</span> <span m='50270'>sent</span> <span m='50570'>to</span> <span m='50670'>the</span> <span m='50820'>FDA.</span> <span m='51480'>So</span> <span m='52180'>back</span> <span m='52410'>in</span> <span m='52500'>the</span> <span m='52590'>day,</span> <span m='53190'>10,</span> <span m='53280'>15</span> <span m='53840'>years</span> <span m='54090'>ago,</span> <span m='54620'>these</span> <span m='54840'>companies</span> <span m='55280'>would</span> <span m='55450'>then</span> <span m='55660'>just</span> <span m='55860'>write</span> <span m='56100'>all</span> <span m='56280'>the</span> <span m='56370'>information</span> <span m='56930'>out on</span> <span m='57150'>paper</span> <span m='57430'>notebooks.</span> <span m='58260'>And</span> <span m='58390'>then in</span> <span m='58580'>the</span> <span m='58680'>last</span> <span m='58990'>10</span> <span m='59180'>years,</span> <span m='60120'>the</span> <span m='60280'>FDA</span> <span m='60670'>has</span> <span m='60800'>allowed</span> <span m='61130'>them</span> <span m='61270'>to</span> <span m='61370'>submit</span> <span m='61650'>their</span> <span m='61780'>data</span> <span m='62020'>electronically.</span> <span m='62790'>But</span> <span m='62940'>you</span> <span m='63090'>have</span> <span m='63230'>to</span> <span m='63300'>be</span> <span m='63420'>very</span> <span m='63700'>careful</span> <span m='64080'>when</span> <span m='64220'>you</span> <span m='64349'>submit</span> <span m='64680'>that</span> <span m='64879'>data.</span> <span m='65260'>You</span> <span m='65290'>don't</span> <span m='65450'>want</span> <span m='65630'>any</span> <span m='66920'>misrepresentation</span> <span m='68170'>of</span> <span m='68250'>that</span> <span m='68480'>data</span> <span m='68920'>or</span> <span m='70430'>errant</span> <span m='70720'>collection</span> <span m='71230'>of</span> <span m='71400'>it.</span> <span m='71570'>So</span> <span m='71720'>it's</span> <span m='71810'>a</span> <span m='72410'>very</span> <span m='72520'>important</span> <span m='72960'>that</span> <span m='73150'>the</span> <span m='73630'>databases</span> <span m='74250'>are</span> <span m='74310'>designed</span> <span m='74700'>properly,</span> <span m='75770'>and</span> <span m='75900'>all</span> <span m='76000'>the</span> <span m='76100'>data</span> <span m='76410'>is</span> <span m='76580'>transferred</span> <span m='77730'>correctly,</span> <span m='78450'>and</span> <span m='78610'>there's</span> <span m='78760'>an</span> <span m='78870'>audit</span> <span m='79220'>trail</span> <span m='79750'>so</span> <span m='80000'>that</span> <span m='80340'>people</span> <span m='80670'>know</span> <span m='80820'>who</span> <span m='81090'>entered</span> <span m='81400'>the</span> <span m='81550'>data,</span> <span m='82410'>and</span> <span m='82490'>that</span> <span m='82610'>it</span> <span m='82690'>hasn't</span> <span m='82990'>been</span> <span m='83130'>changed.</span> </p><p><span m='83950'>Well,</span> <span m='84240'>I</span> <span m='84320'>originally</span> <span m='84840'>went</span> <span m='85100'>to</span> <span m='85580'>Penn</span> <span m='85770'>State</span> <span m='86000'>University</span> <span m='86770'>to</span> <span m='86910'>study</span> <span m='87310'>molecular</span> <span m='87730'>biology.</span> <span m='88470'>But</span> <span m='88680'>then</span> <span m='89030'>kind</span> <span m='89270'>of</span> <span m='90120'>stopped</span> <span m='90460'>doing</span> <span m='90670'>that and</span> <span m='90970'>didn't</span> <span m='91210'>finish.</span> <span m='91600'>And</span> <span m='91720'>then</span> <span m='92320'>worked</span> <span m='92550'>for</span> <span m='92710'>a</span> <span m='92750'>big</span> <span m='92930'>electronics</span> <span m='93490'>company</span> <span m='93850'>doing</span> <span m='94110'>support</span> <span m='94530'>for</span> <span m='94740'>them.</span> <span m='95010'>And</span> <span m='95110'>while</span> <span m='95230'>I</span> <span m='95300'>was</span> <span m='95470'>doing</span> <span m='95660'>that,</span> <span m='95940'>I</span> <span m='96640'>finished</span> <span m='96990'>a</span> <span m='97050'>computer</span> <span m='97380'>science</span> <span m='97740'>degree,</span> <span m='98210'>got</span> <span m='98380'>kind</span> <span m='98580'>of</span> <span m='98650'>bored</span> <span m='99070'>working</span> <span m='99410'>for</span> <span m='99600'>the</span> <span m='99920'>electronics</span> <span m='100510'>company.</span> <span m='101340'>And</span> <span m='101550'>my</span> <span m='101660'>passion</span> <span m='102040'>has</span> <span m='102140'>always</span> <span m='102390'>been</span> <span m='102590'>biochemistry.</span> <span m='103330'>So</span> <span m='103470'>I</span> <span m='103530'>went</span> <span m='103730'>back</span> <span m='103980'>and</span> <span m='104090'>got</span> <span m='104280'>the</span> <span m='104480'>biochemistry</span> <span m='105160'>degree.</span> <span m='105900'>And</span> <span m='106100'>then</span> <span m='106340'>this</span> <span m='106530'>career</span> <span m='106840'>path</span> <span m='107170'>has</span> <span m='107310'>been</span> <span m='107570'>pretty</span> <span m='107860'>much</span> <span m='108050'>a</span> <span m='108180'>perfect</span> <span m='108700'>merger</span> <span m='109280'>of</span> <span m='109640'>my</span> <span m='109790'>computer</span> <span m='110200'>science</span> <span m='110550'>background</span> <span m='110820'>and</span> <span m='111090'>my</span> <span m='112090'>biochemistry</span> <span m='112700'>background.</span> </p><p><span m='113840'>I</span> <span m='113920'>didn't</span> <span m='114130'>think</span> <span m='114330'>it</span> <span m='114390'>was</span> <span m='114580'>going</span> <span m='114710'>to</span> <span m='114770'>be--</span> <span m='115880'>the</span> <span m='115990'>paper</span> <span m='116340'>trail</span> <span m='116650'>was</span> <span m='116740'>going</span> <span m='116850'>to</span> <span m='116920'>be</span> <span m='117150'>as</span> <span m='117250'>important,</span> <span m='117620'>or</span> <span m='117700'>the</span> <span m='117850'>audit</span> <span m='118170'>trail,</span> <span m='118470'>I</span> <span m='118570'>guess,</span> <span m='118870'>of</span> <span m='118990'>all</span> <span m='119100'>the</span> <span m='119180'>data</span> <span m='119470'>that</span> <span m='119650'>I</span> <span m='119740'>have</span> <span m='119960'>to</span> <span m='120360'>collect</span> <span m='120735'>and</span> <span m='121410'>manage.</span> <span m='122390'>Study</span> <span m='122820'>hard.</span> <span m='123380'>Finish</span> <span m='123630'>your</span> <span m='123730'>degree</span> <span m='124120'>the</span> <span m='124220'>first</span> <span m='124420'>time,</span> <span m='124780'>not</span> <span m='124970'>like</span> <span m='125210'>I</span> <span m='125350'>did.</span> <span m='125640'>It</span> <span m='125810'>took</span> <span m='126010'>me</span> <span m='126420'>20</span> <span m='126740'>years</span> <span m='127080'>to</span> <span m='127180'>go</span> <span m='127330'>back</span> <span m='127570'>and</span> <span m='127670'>finish</span> <span m='127910'>my</span> <span m='128060'>degree.</span> <span m='128840'>But</span> <span m='129970'>try</span> <span m='130210'>and</span> <span m='130630'>do</span> <span m='130750'>what</span> <span m='130880'>makes</span> <span m='131070'>you</span> <span m='131150'>happy,</span> <span m='131710'>because</span> <span m='132790'>I'm</span> <span m='132890'>finally</span> <span m='133550'>actually</span> <span m='133870'>doing</span> <span m='134140'>what</span> <span m='135320'>makes</span> <span m='135540'>me</span> <span m='135660'>happy.</span> <span m='136040'>And</span> <span m='136520'>I'm</span> <span m='136740'>doing</span> <span m='136930'>it</span> <span m='136980'>for</span> <span m='137350'>a</span> <span m='137610'>little</span> <span m='137850'>over</span> <span m='138020'>a</span> <span m='138040'>year</span> <span m='138330'>now.</span> <span m='139060'>But</span> <span m='139710'>the</span> <span m='139820'>first</span> <span m='140050'>career</span> <span m='140340'>path</span> <span m='140710'>that I</span> <span m='140790'>took,</span> <span m='141380'>I</span> <span m='141520'>kind</span> <span m='141780'>of</span> <span m='141850'>just</span> <span m='142070'>did</span> <span m='142240'>it</span> <span m='142470'>as</span> <span m='142670'>a</span> <span m='142750'>job.</span> <span m='143560'>I</span> <span m='143710'>was</span> <span m='143860'>making</span> <span m='144150'>decent</span> <span m='144450'>money,</span> <span m='144730'>but</span> <span m='144860'>it</span> <span m='144900'>really</span> <span m='145100'>wasn't</span> <span m='145430'>making</span> <span m='145660'>me</span> <span m='145760'>happy.</span> <span m='146150'>So</span> <span m='147410'>my</span> <span m='147590'>advice</span> <span m='147940'>would</span> <span m='148070'>be,</span> <span m='148580'>find</span> <span m='148810'>something</span> <span m='149140'>that's--</span> <span m='150030'>follow</span> <span m='150290'>your</span> <span m='150420'>passion,</span> <span m='151110'>because</span> <span m='152400'>money</span> <span m='152650'>doesn't</span> <span m='152930'>make</span> <span m='153120'>you</span> <span m='153190'>happy.</span> <span m='153520'>It's</span> <span m='153690'>going</span> <span m='153810'>to</span> <span m='153870'>be</span> <span m='154330'>something</span> <span m='154780'>that</span> <span m='154910'>you</span> <span m='155080'>enjoy</span> <span m='155410'>doing</span> <span m='155840'>that</span> <span m='155990'>you</span> <span m='156110'>enjoy,</span> <span m='156410'>going</span> <span m='156750'>into</span> <span m='156950'>your</span> <span m='157520'>job</span> <span m='157880'>everyday.</span> <span m='159280'>So</span> <span m='159625'>that</span> <span m='159970'>would</span> <span m='160090'>be</span> <span m='160220'>my</span> <span m='160380'>advice.</span> </p>","file":{"id":361814,"video_id":"3247900608001","name":"2127-Matthew-p-IT Designer","duration":161310,"thumbnail_url":null}});