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Head of Research IT (Technical Solution Delivery)

Roche AG

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Head of Research IT (Technical Solution Delivery)

Head of Research IT (Technical Solution Delivery)

Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel
Germany, Bavaria, Penzberg
United States, New York, New York

pRED Informatics (pREDi)  is a scientific informatics function supporting Roche Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED). The remit of pREDi is to support scientific decision making by providing platforms and system acquiring, cleaning, aggregating and integrating scientific data. In addition, pREDi also analyses the scientific data to help scientists to draw conclusion and take decisions.

In this position, you will contribute to the performance and advancement of pRED Informatics. You will lead the scientific IT infrastructure, architecture and software development teams providing essential technical expertise and deliverables to pREDi and pRED. As member of the pRED Informatics Leadership team, your key responsibilities will be:

  • Help to build and maintain a coherent strategy for pRED Informatics that delivers a sustainable Informatics capability for pRED
  • Lead a group of about 35 of highly skilled natural scientists and computer scientists representing a unique mix of expertise and capabilities which provide a competitive edge in leveraging data and information for pRED
  • Contribute to the wider Talent Management activities in pREDi by e.g. supporting career development discussions
  • Contribute to set up the pRED Informatics project portfolio for successful delivery of value adding solutions and develop and grow a set of key Informatics services for pRED
  • Drive efficiency gains in our support and maintenance efforts to maximize new value delivery
  • Provide and promote effective communication between area of accountability and the pREDi Leadership Team, and across other global areas
  • Lead projects and programmes as required on behalf of the LT and ensure delivery of area based projects to plan


This position could be located in Basel (Switzerland), Munich area (Germany), or New York City (USA). Please indicate your location preference(s) in the cover letter.

  • Who you are
    You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

    The ideal candidate for this role has successfully led a (research) informatics group, preferably in Pharma/Biotech Research or IT. In order to be successful in this role you bring significant experience in industry (10+ years) as well as validated experience in setting strategies, developing high performing teams, and engaging large organizations. Additionally, you bring the following:

    • Deep knowledge of information technologies relevant for science (software development, database modelling, high performance compute, laboratory IT systems)
    • An advanced degree in computer science and/or natural science or similar (Master, PhD)
    • Successful delivery of large IT projects in global organizations and consistent track record in leading and developing global teams
    • You enjoy working in diverse teams, and have a real passion for research informatics/technology and for leading and developing people
    • International experience is a benefit
  • Who we are
    Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Job facts
    • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel | Germany, Bavaria, Penzberg | United States, New York, New York
    • Function Research
    • Subfunction Scientific Information Management / Bio
    • Schedule Full-time
    • Job level Manager with Direct Reports
    • Job type Regular Employee
    • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Date 2016/11/23
    • Job-ID 3243927613
  • Get in touch
    K. Arnold+41 61 687 4476