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Research System Associate Director - Cell and Genetic Therapies

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Research System Associate Director - Cell and Genetic Therapies 5006 - Semma Therapeutics - Providence Watertown, MA Cambridge, MA Job Description Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. Genetic, Cell and other new therapeutic modalities are central to our strategy but present fundamental technological challenges. We are assembling a group of the best brightest at the junction of life science and technology to attack these critical problems and deliver better drugs to patients, faster. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to be part of the Vertex Technology Engineering, and Data team to define and lead delivery of software and data solutions enabling and accelerating our rapidly expanding cell and genetic therapy efforts. This role sits within the global Scientific Computing team as a member of the Research Engagement team focused on Biology and based in Boston. We are looking for an Associate Director of Research System- Cell and Genetic Therapies. The ideal candidate will have deep domain Biology/Genetics knowledge and extensive experience in working with scientists to identify key process and technology gaps. The successful candidate will be highly communicative, thrives in a collaborative environment, and is eager to identify bold and innovative ways of helping scientists and scientific partners solve key data and technology challenges. Key responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including scientific leadership and lab scientists, across the new Cell and Genetic Therapies research site, and ensure tight alignment of solutions with business strategy
  • Develop in-depth understanding of strategic and operational requirements driven by research objectives
  • Understand broader needs of cell and genetic therapy scientific teams and interface with internal technology, Architecture, Software and Data Engineering, and PMO teams to deliver high-value business outcomes
  • Responsible for understanding and documenting business processes and requirements for applications/systems and data/analytics
  • Support Research Engagement Leader in setting strategy and shaping portfolio demand
  • Work directly with business partners to refine priorities within a discipline and/or functional area
  • Educate business partners on technology/data solutions and potential new ways of working
  • Collaborate with business partners to simplify and automate business processes
  • Define and refine business value realization measures
  • Coach and mentor junior talent within a functional domain
  • Making presentations to Senior Scientific and Technology leadership Qualifications/Experience:
    • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Life Sciences or Computer Sciences
    • 10+ years of experience working in a Biopharma industry
    • 7+ years of Business Relationship Management with in a Scientific Research setting
    • Experience in eliciting requirements and developing use cases for development of technology solutions
    • Ability to lead cross-functional projects
    • Experience in development, testing, and delivery of production-quality software
    • Hands-on experience with Agile software development techniques
    • Fluency with Cloud based technologies
    • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Experience leading/managing technical teams
    • Experience with Commercial Scientific laboratory software in support of Research #LI-JF1 Company Information Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation. Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com. Full time REQ-10932 About Us Help Us Achieve Our Mission Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has three approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) - a rare, life-threatening genetic disease - and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust pipeline of investigational medicines in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, such as sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, pain, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and APOL1-mediated kidney disease. Founded in 1989 in--Cambridge, Mass., Vertex's global headquarters is now located in Boston's--Innovation District--and its international headquarters is in--London, UK. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in--North America,--Europe,--Australia--and--Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work, including nine consecutive years on--Science magazine's--Top Employers list and top five on the 2019 Best Employers for Diversity list by--Forbes. For company updates and to learn more about Vertex's history of innovation visit-- www.vrtx.com --or follow us on-- Facebook ,-- Twitter ,-- LinkedIn ,-- YouTube --and-- Instagram . The diversity and authenticity of our people is part of what makes Vertex unique, and we recognize that each employee brings diverse perspectives and strengths. By embracing those strengths and celebrating differences, we are fostering an inclusive culture where each of us can bring our authentic selves to work, inspire innovation together, and change people's lives. Our vision is clear: to be the place where an authentic, diverse mix of talent want to come, to stay, and do their best work. Suggested Jobs Manager, Stem Cell Research (Islet cell maturation, device, and in vivo potency) Assoc Director Computerized Systems Audit and Inspection Management Director GMP Quality - Cell & Gene Therapy Director, Regulatory CMC - Cell and Gene Associate Director, Audit Management, Cell & Gene Therapy

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