Director, Genomic Technologies

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Posted 4 months ago
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Site Name: UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage, Cambridge 300 Technology Square, Heidelberg - Office, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Feb 28 2024
Director, Genomic Technologies
This position may be based at a GSK R&D site in UK (Stevenage), in USA (Cambridge Tech Square, MA; or Upper Providence, PA), or in Germany (Heidelberg).
We are seeking a highly experienced and strategic individual to join our team as a Director in Genomic Technologies, with an emphasis on platform capabilities in genetics and genomics.
The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in developing data and analytics platforms, integrating human genetic and genomic evidence. They will provide strategic leadership to identify, develop, and deliver platform capabilities to drive decisions in drug discovery and development, leveraging rich genetic, genomic, and experimental/functional genomic data, and utilising best-in-class analytical and predictive methods.
The Director will work with key stakeholders and partners, including leaders across Human Genetics and Genomics (HGG), experimental Target Discovery, AI/ML, and dedicated software engineering team leads, to iterate platform capabilities to meet evolving business needs in an agile fashion.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead identification, development, and delivery of genetic and genomic platform capabilities to drive decisions in drug discovery and development.
  • Work with key stakeholders, including leaders across Human Genetics and Genomics (HGG) and experimental Target Discovery, to leverage all relevant genetic, genomic, and experimental/functional genomic data, and to ensure platform capabilities are continuously aligned to business needs.
  • Work with partners including Genomic Technologies, AI/ML, and dedicated software engineering team leads, to ensure platform analytical and predictive methods are best-in-class and are implemented/improved in an agile fashion.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning within the team.
  • Stay informed about emerging technologies and methodologies in the field and evaluate their potential for application within GSK.
Why you?
Qualifications & Skills:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Deep experience developing and critically evaluating state-of-the-art statistical and computational methods for human genetic and genomic data.
  • Proven track record of strategic leadership, and of driving progress, developing platform capabilities for genetics and genomics.
  • Substantial experience leading software development in complex production environments, including test framework oversight and leading agile teams.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in genetic, genomic, and experimental/functional genomic data, and of applications driving decisions in drug discovery and development.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Industry experience in a relevant sector: e.g. Pharmaceutical, biotech, health or medical technology.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with and for partners across business lines and functions.
Why Us?
GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.
Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to neurodiversity, race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).
We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.
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Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

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  • United Kingdom

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

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  • Apr 13, 2024
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