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Associate Director, R&D Informatics

Company: Generation Bio
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Generation Bio is an innovative genetic medicines company focused on creating a new class of non-viral gene therapy to provide durable, redosable treatments for people living with rare and prevalent diseases. The company's non-viral platform incorporates a proprietary, high-capacity DNA construct called closed-ended DNA, or ceDNA; a cell-targeted lipid nanoparticle delivery system, or ctLNP; and an established, scalable capsid-free manufacturing process. The platform is designed to enable multi-year durability from a single dose of ceDNA and to allow titration and redosing if needed, and our scalable manufacturing process supports our mission to extend the reach of gene therapy to more people, living with more diseases, in more places around the world.Our vision is to make the ravages of genetic disease as imaginary to the next generation as polio feels to children today.We are a thriving, collaborative, creative community of 120 people with diverse talents, beliefs, and experiences headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Delve further. Please follow--@generationbio.SUMMARYGeneration Bio seeks an energetic and highly motivated candidate to define a vision for R&D Informatics and oversee its implementation. The Associate Director of IT R&D Informatics reports to the Director of Enterprise Applications and is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, security, and enhancement of Generation Bio's R&D Informatics systems. This position develops and executes R&D Informatics strategy and roadmaps with the goal of empowering Generation Bio's R&D community through information technology. The Associate Director of R&D Informatics will provide strategic, technical, and operational leadership to support the development and implementation of a robust R&D Informatics portfolio. The position directly or, through a cross-functional team, leads the development and execution of implementation of R&D systems and enhancements to existing systems. The role provides technical direction and skills for the development, design, and deployment of multiple R&D Informatics systems.Primary Responsibilities Include:* Demonstrates a deep understanding of Generation Bio's R&D Informatics technology portfolio, including but not limited to ELN, SDMS, laboratory instruments, and the interrelation of these systems.* Managing resources (including staff, consultants, and external partners) to further technical requirements of IT projects and initiatives.* Recognizing system deficiencies and implementing effective solutions including extending existing technologies and researching and procuring new technologies.* Building trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders.* Aligning on technical platform strategy and delivery with Data Scientist roles sitting in the R&D function.* Supervising, managing, and leading R&D Informatics systems support staff and consultants. This position is pivotal in helping that staff achieve their highest potential at technical support and system alignment to business process.* Serving as the final escalation point for Informatics R&D systems and end user requests, providing Level- III system support.* Occasionally performing system maintenance and providing technical support after core business hours to maintain system availability and to achieve schedule demands.* Interacting with business leaders to understand their needs and concerns related to systems and translating those discussions into system improvements.* Providing insight into new technologies that focus on supporting business requirements and coordinating the procurement and configuration of those technologies.* Establishing trusted partnerships with vendors that play a vital role in supporting the Business Unit and fostering new relationships when relevant opportunities arise.* Enforcing compliance with all established IT standards, policies, and procedures.QUALIFICATIONS:* BA/BS or equivalent degree in scientific discipline.* Minimum 10 years of laboratory science and operations experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology.* Minimum 5 years of IT R&D Informatics experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology.* Strong knowledge of enterprise-class R&D applications including, but not limited to: ELN, compound registration, data aggregation, visualization, and analysis.* Experience in interactions with outside vendors, e.g., CROs and other vendors.* Advanced understanding of research workflows and ability to work effectively in a team/matrix environment.* Embodies Generation Bio values; exhibits high degree of integrity and professionalism when interacting with outside vendors as well as internal stakeholders.* Entrepreneurial and enjoys working in a fast-paced, creative, and resourceful small company environment.* Excellent interpersonal skills with executive staff under high pressure situations.* Experience in streamlining R&D application workflows for scientific data collection and analysis.* Strong analytic capabilities and skills in structured problem solving.* Strong IT program and service delivery skills.* Deep sense of urgency and ability to identify and achieve quick wins.* Ability to quickly learn new subject matter areas, assess operational maturity, establish KPIs and metrics and drive towards operational maturity.* Strong communications and collaboration skills.POSITION:--Full-Time, ExemptEEOC Statement:--Generation Bio believes in a diverse environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Generation Bio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Keywords: Generation Bio, Cambridge , Associate Director, R&D Informatics, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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