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Data Scourcing Lead

Hertfordshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Data Sourcing Lead - Pharma

This is a senior level role working within the Data and Translational Sciences team of a global pharma. The organisation are pushing ahead a digital transformation agenda across the entire company and this is a great opportunity to participate in and drive the innovations that will continue transform the ways in which we gain insights from an ever-growing digital landscape in the use and development of medicines.
You will have the opportunity to significantly influence the R&D data strategy and participate in the design and operations of the future R&D data environment aiming at delivering analytics-ready data in support of our analytical ambitions, amplifying the impact that the Data and Translational Science team will deliver.
You will be based in the Research and Early Development organisation, but you are expected to connect and collaborate effectively with a network of peers and colleagues in other functions (particularly with the organisation being set up by the chief data officer) and ensure that value from your data sourcing activities is maximised across the organisation. You will be accountable to maintain an efficient data catalogue resource ensuring full visibility and accessibility of data.

Responsibilities Include:
*Build a data landscape - discovery of external and internal data assets and provide harmonized interface for stakeholders across the company.
*Identify, share and lead the sourcing of externally available data corpuses required in support of R&D projects or for the execution of specific R&D objectives.
*Initiate and maintain harmonized process to access data from large publicly available repositories (such as dbGaP). As the principal investigator for these data sources, you will guarantee scientific integrity and company-wide uniformity.
*Understand, communicate and ensure proper consideration of ethical and privacy constraints linked to the use of the sourced biomedical datasets.
*Coordinate from a data perspective the company's participation in large public-private partnerships such as IMI projects, effectively influence data workstreams to extract maximum value.
*Liaise with the IT and Chief Data Office organisations, as well as with other data roles across the organisation to maximise transparency and value for the company.
Requirements Include:
*A minimum of MSc (or equivalent) in Data Science, Computer Science, IT or an equivalent scientific discipline, a prolonged, intimate relationship with data, a strategic mindset and fearless attitude towards administrative barriers and legal terms.
*Previous experience with diverse biomedical data curation and management in a relevant life-science sector (pharmaceutical, academic or healthcare).
*Experience with defining a data strategy plan for an R&D department and for coordinating its implementation
*Proven track record of successful completion of multi-stakeholder projects necessitating coordination between several departments including IT, legal/IP and contracting.
*Excellent communication skills. Comfortable with presenting to C-level management.
*Knowledge of pharmaceutical research and development. Conceptual understanding of health informatics (EMR, claims), bioinformatics (omics), genetics and molecular biology is required.
*Previous experience with engaging in large public-private partnerships (e.g. IMI) is favourable.
*Knowledge of publicly available biobanks (UK Biobank, 1 M genomes) and bioinformatics repositories (e.g. dbGaP, GEO, EGA) and the procedures regarding data access is desirable.

There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, and the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in the industry.
Please contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Data, Sourcing, Lead, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Clinical, Translational, Pharma, Healthcare, Science, Drug, Discovery, Insights, Partnerships, Genetics, Biology, UK.

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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Reference: DSLUCB
  • Posted: 1st February 2021
  • Expires: 1st March 2021

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