Director of Informatics and IT

Faze Medicines

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 01/07/2021
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  • Company Address: 215 First Street, Suite 440 , Cambridge, MA , 02142

About Faze Medicines

Faze Medicines is a biotechnology company pioneering therapeutics based on the groundbreaking new science of biomolecular condensates. Our entire team is excited by the opportunity to harness this transformative moment in cell biology and translate discoveries in the lab to make a difference for patients.

Job Description

The Role
Faze Medicines is seeking an Informatics professional to lead the design, implementation, and growth of our information architecture.  This individual will manage infrastructure and resources to meet organizational needs and will be responsible for working cross-functionally to identify long-term, scalable, and practical solutions for research and operations.   This is a unique opportunity to lead and grow with an innovative start up biotech from inception. 
We view you as an important team member whose contributions will be critical to our success. 
Your contributions may include:
·        Define the vision and values for Informatics and IT at Faze
·        Serve as champion for the management, governance, and quality of data as well as for vendor relationships across the Company
·        Grow the breadth and depth of department expertise to meet short and long-term corporate objectives
·        Work with TRV platform team and Faze.
·         scientists to select and implement the data architecture and company-wide strategy for data storage, processing, analysis, and mining
Research Informatics
·        Work closely with R&D team to develop and implement the computational biology strategy
·        Implement and maintain key research systems, including Bioregistry, chemical Registry ELN, and Results Management. (Structural Biology and Chemistry Informatics, Data Transfer and Alignment)
·        Grow and effectively maintain cloud-based computing environment
·        Work with the clinical development team to drive clinical informatics and clinical data management
Information Technology
·        Set strategy for IT infrastructure and software capabilities by collaborating with others to facilitate business needs definition, workflow design, and integration of scientific processes and technology into effective IT solutions
·        Communicate strategy to scientific personnel, operations, and senior management to ensure alignment
·        Lead the planning and estimation of IT & Informatics projects
·        Manage vendors, consultants, and overall budget for data management and IT
·        Regularly and effectively communicate with key project stakeholders about project progress to make IT activities transparent to stakeholders
·        Take ownership of security across the board, especially scientific data as well as lead IT related compliance for Faze.
·        Oversee contingency planning and IT security and compliance by establishing controls and processes in support of data security, PHI, SOX, and other relevant regulatory requirements
·        Measure availability, performance, capacity, and utilization of IT and Informatics services
·        Detect, monitor, report, manage, escalate, and ultimately prevent service failures and/or degradations
·        Maintain ongoing knowledge of industry trends and ability to utilize that knowledge to determine the most efficient ways to meet business needs

Key Qualifications:

    • A degree in Life Sciences
    • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in biotech/ pharma
    • 5-7 years of experience managing and implementing informatics and IT solutions in a start-up, biotech environment
    • Experience with evaluating, implementing and managing scientific data management platforms, cloud computing (AWS), Document control/electronic lab notebook software, on-site storage solutions and IT vendor services
    • Prior experience and record of accomplishment leading cross functional teams and delivering on schedule in a start-up biotech environment
    • Prior experience in successfully implementing, utilizing and leveraging outsourcing strategies

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to identify impediments to complex business and research issues and provide timely and cost-effective solutions.
    • Solid scientific/ technical knowledge to be able to successfully ensure project scope and fit technology for applications, networking, and information systems strategic roadmap and execution of all Informatics solutions and IT services.
    • Practical understanding of relational database design and development.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the software development lifecycle.
    • Ability to adapt to increasing scope and complexity of work brought on by growth/change and helps others manage through change.
    • Strong written, oral and public speaking communication skills.
We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package.
All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S.
Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. The company will not be responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.