Director of Computational Biology, Cancer Immunology
Connecticut, United States
Pharmaceutical, Translational Bioinformatics
A global pharmaceutical company are currently growing their Computational Biology capabilities in Connecticut and require a new Director Computational Biology to join the organisation in this exciting stage and support the future growth of this department. Currently this team have 3 senior members and we are looking for a Director to lead this group and partner closely with the Head of Cancer Immunology.
As a member of the Global Computational Biology team you will provide strong organisational, technological and scientific leadership of the US Research Computational Biology Organization to support the development of New Therapeutic Concepts and discovery of biomarkers to enable early and robust development of molecules towards Proof of Clinical Principle.
*Responsibility for the US Research Computational Biology organization to provide scientific, technical and organizational leadership including creating a culture focused on quality, innovation and strong partnership with the Discovery Research TAs.
*Place highest priority on projects where CompBio will have strongest impact on progression or achievement of Proof of Clinical Principle (PoCP)
*Contributing to the global organization by influencing the strategic direction/plan for Computational Biology vetted by an external advisory board.
*Influencing/contributing to global topics regarding access and use of clinical data for research purposes and participating influentially in the global computational biology organization.
*Influences the development of Cancer Immunology Research TA strategies, especially target identification and validation, and identification of translational biomarkers to enable rapid clinical progression around testing of novel therapeutic
*Champions the integration of genomics data and bioinformatics tools as a foundation to drive innovation in the TA portfolio integrating internal and external collaborations and capabilities, including developing an external strategy to support the TA.
*Ensures strong alignment and excellent collaboration with Computational Biology Partners for Immune Modulation and Cancer Research to identify synergies, avoid redundancies and distribute strategic projects.
*Ensures that the analysis plans for TA project portfolio are high quality and in place. Interfaces with Comp Bio experts, IT, and other functions globally to ensure the TA bioinformatics needs are met.
*Manage the US department operating budget, in alignment with the SLC Sponsors including outsourcing and capital components, to ensure that financial and people resources are aligned and managed to achieve delivery goals.
*Develop a culture of accountability, results, innovation and collegiality within the Computational Biology organization by establishing performance expectations and hiring and developing top talent to achieve organizational delivery goals.
*PhD with minimum 8 years experience in biochemistry/immunology/molecular biology and/or genomics with technical expertise in informatics.
*At least 5 years leadership experience leading people at all levels through challenging scientific priorities
*Recognized expertise through publications and presentations in the area of computational biology with knowledge of target discovery, biomarker discovery and development
*Strong experience from the pharmaceutical industry
*Candidate needs to have demonstrated achievement in impacting pipeline and or development of scientific strategies in computational biology
*Outstanding communication and proven ability to lead senior members of a team
*Experience working in global matrix organizations
*Demonstrated experience and success in supporting programs at various stages in the value chain through computational biology programs
*Deep scientific knowledge in a discipline such as Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Informatics including application to computational biology
*Have a proven track record of applying computational biology from a very early project stage through PoCP.
*Strong insights to immunology and cancer
This company allow the opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally and progress within a healthy working environment. Meaningful work, diversity and work-life balance are all important factors for this organisation and employees are rewarded with a fantastic compensation and benefits plan.
Please contact Jade on +44 121 616 3472 for more information, or apply to this advert and send along your Resume. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Keywords: Director Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Cancer Immunology, Translational Bioinformatics, United States, Pharmaceutical Company, East Coast, Connecticut
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Job Reference: JPDCBIO2806_1538495051
Broadcast As: 184
Salary Currency: GBP
Salary per: Annum
Job Type: Full Time
Job Term: Permanent
Job Industry: Pharmaceutical
Recruitment Consultant: Jade Page