Director Genetics / Genetics Lead – Belgium
12 month contract (permanent offer likely after this)
Home working considered, presence required in Belgium every week
Translational Science – Pharmacogenetics – GWAS – Human Genetics – NGS – Statistics
Paramount is currently seeking an Associate Director / Director level candidate for an exciting new strategic Genetics position in Belgium with a global biopharmaceutical company. This company work globally applying genetics across both drug discovery and clinical development projects in therapeutic areas such as neurology.
We are looking for a leader to implement a pharmacogenetics component for the company in Belgium. You will be bringing a strong human genetics background and direct experience of generating, analysing and using genetic data working with multidisciplinary teams of geneticists, bioinformaticians, data scientists and biomarker experts.
Ideally we’d are looking for someone coming from a pharmaceutical company, but we can consider academic experience if you have implemented and/or delivered genetics projects in clinical development!
*To lead and deliver projects for Therapeutic Areas and Early Clinical Development
*Forming the bridge between the Genetics group and the local Discovery and Clinical Development groups
*Working with the Therapeutic Areas and Biomarker Leaders and ensuring that genetics is being systematically across the drug development portfolio
*Leveraging genetics to support target identification and validation as well as clinical development projects (pharmacogenetics)
*Working with bioinformaticians to lead the integration of genetics data with other data sets, using machine learning approaches
*To work with the Genetics team to generate data to support projects, including running in silico analyses and coordinating wet lab work as required.
*Supporting the overall strategy for the global business and representing the company along with the UK genetics leader
*PhD in Human Genetics, Statistical Genetics or similar subject area
*Seven years plus experience of devising, implementing and delivering human genetics projects
*Ideally 3 years plus of pharmaceutical industry experience, or academic experience implementing genetics support for clinical development.
*Experience of the application of genetics and genetic approaches to drug discovery and development
*Direct experience of devising, implementing and leading genetics strategies to support clinical development programs i.e. pharmacogenetics
*Direct experience of generating, analysing and using genetic data generated through multiple platforms, including next-generation sequencing (NGS) and genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Direct experience of interpreting and contextualizing genetic data for non-geneticists.
*Excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills
*Experience developing relationships and supporting multidisciplinary teams including biomarker experts, data scientists, geneticist
We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in this position! Please apply and send through your CV and we will arrange a confidential discussion with you if you have the relevant experience. Candidates must be eligible to work in Belgium.
Keywords: Translational Science, Pharmacogenetics, Human Genetics, GWAS, Statistical Genetics, NGS, Strategy, Pharmaceutical, Biomarkers, Clinical Development, Belgium
Job Reference: JP0910DGEN_1570612437
Broadcast As: 184
Salary Currency: GBP
Salary per: Annum
Job Type: Full Time
Job Term: Permanent
Job Industry: Pharmaceutical
Job Specialism: Genomics
Recruitment Consultant: Jade Page