Sr. / Principal (Lead) Informatics Specialist, DevSci Informatics

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Development Sciences Informatics is seeking a talented and experienced Informatician to lead scientific data management efforts. Development Sciences (DevSci) is a translational science organization that plays a critical role in Genentech Research and Early Development as well as late stage development of our products at Roche. DevSci supports drug discovery and development projects across all therapeutic areas from discovery to launch and beyond. We are poised at a unique time when large volumes of complex and varied internal and external data needs to be readily accessible to ensure that swift interpretation and decision making can occur. These data impact decisions in ongoing preclinical and clinical programs, and provide key knowledge to inform new target discovery. DevSci Informatics is accountable for leading the strategy and execution around data lifecycle management, data standards, analytics infrastructure, ongoing data operations and informatics systems.

Major Responsibilities:
The Lead Informatics Specialist is responsible for driving a variety of complex informatics projects and servcies to enable the storage, organization, dissemination, and analytics of dynamic data generated from innovative research and exploratory and clinical studies. This position may or may not have direct reports.

  • With thorough understanding of R&D data pipelines, establish and maintain the technical and scientific partnership with scientific functions. Communicate effectively with key stake holders and senior management.
  • Lead strategic planning and implementation of data management solutions for multiple functions to ensure data accessibility, quality, and integrity.
  • Establish standardized processes and develop tool sets for collection, transformation and visualization of large dynamic data sets. Identify opportunities and implement solutions to streamline data management work flow and to enable data analysis for DevSci functions.
  • Lead scientific business analysis and implementation of software systems aligned with DevSci scientific objectives. Evaluate systems to accommodate ongoing data management needs.
  • Work extensively with scientists and operations managers within DevSci, and collaborate frequently with clinical scientists, statisticians, and database specialists across the company.
  • Lead project teams and drive complex data management projects. Manage contract services per business needs.

Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with  6+ years relevant experience;  or Master’s/PhD degree with 4+ years relevant experience; or equivalent experience. Degree in a scientific discipline preferred. Advanced degree a plus.
  • Thorough understanding of R&D processes and scientific data life cycle. Evidence of business and technology acumen. Expertise in the scientific data management strategy development and execution.
  • Proven track record of leading and delivering data management and analysis. Ability to make project decisions independently. Prior experience analyzing genomic data desired.
  • Up to date knowledge of data technology trends and utilities in general, and in particular for pharmaceutical research and development. Familiarity with informatics systems, relational and non-relational databases, scripting languages, and data visualization tools. Working knowledge of scientific research applications development cycles, data management techniques and infrastructure requirements.
  • Experience working with CROs and managing contract services is preferred.
  • Excellent people and communication skills.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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