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Head, Chemistry Information Systems

Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG

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Head, Chemistry Information Systems

Job ID182622BRPosition TitleHead, Chemistry Information SystemsDivisionNIBRBusiness UnitCFOCountrySwitzerlandWork LocationBaselCompany/Legal EntityNovartis Pharma AGFunctional AreaResearch & DevelopmentJob TypeFull TimeEmployment TypeRegularJob DescriptionDevelop and lead Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research's global Chemistry Information systems organization, providing a scientifically-driven vision for the group, and leading the definition, deployment, and operation of innovative informatics systems.

Your multidisciplinary team of approximately 12 contributes to the design, development, implementation and support of the software and data systems used by small-molecule drug-discovery science teams across NIBR.

• Work with a global team of business analysts, technical leads, software developers, informaticians and scientific supporters to ensure software and data systems developed within the Chemical Information Systems group meet the needs of the scientific community and fit NIBR’s information architecture

• Help set the strategy and direction for the NIBR Informatics Engineering team architecture

Reporting to: Executive Director of Informatics Systems
Member of NIBR's global Informatics Systems Leadership team (approx. 10)

Location: Basel (Switzerland) or Cambridge, MA (USA) -  please state your location preferences in your application letter.

Major accountabilities:

• Develop productive partnerships with NIBR scientists, external collaborators, and academic experts to craft a NIBR scientific-process support and information-integration strategy that builds bridges within: cheminformatics, quantitative SAR modeling, molecular modeling, computational chemistry, computer-aided drug design, advanced structure searching, and the optimization of storage and retrieval of chemical information
• Collaborate with key stakeholder groups to plan, implement, and support strategic initiatives in the NIBR global chemistry community
• Develop standards, procedures, techniques, and tools for scientific data discovery, access, import, classification, transformation, and retirement (Working with IT software engineering, data architecture, operations, and platforms groups)
• Facilitate rapid, economical reuse and re-purposing of scientific technology tools, computing resources, and data assets across NIBR
• Build and lead a global organization that delivers measurable business results through the delivery and support of Information services and capabilities to NIBR
• Develop and maintain an active research program, including mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, within the field of chemical information
• Support the overall development and implementation of NIBR global IT strategy, as well as continued IT organizational improvement
Minimum requirements• PhD (or other advanced degree) in Chemistry, Cheminformatics, Computational Chemistry or similar
• Extensive professional experience in a global/international drug discovery or biotech environment
• Demonstrated leadership experience in the successful delivery of complex scientific information systems or software tightly associated with the scientific process or discovery
• Acknowledged expert in your scientific discipline with proven deep subject matter expertise in chemistry/cheminformatics
• Significant experience in statistical treatment of multivariate data (ideally including machine learning), data analysis, database design, information management and computer programming
• Experienced in successfully designing and deploying practical and innovative solutions built on contemporary computing frameworks (e.g. NoSQL, SOA, Web 2.0 paradigms)
• Innovative and pro-active with an ability to foster a positive working environment
• Excellent planning, prioritization, problem solving and organizational skills; strong customer-orientation
• Self-managing with proven ability to interact with a wide range of people and build strong positive relationships
• Strong mentoring and people management skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to collaborate and lead
• Refined communication and influencing skills across all levels of the organization
• Demonstrated flexibility in dealing with ambiguity, change, and complexity
• Advanced/fluent English (oral/written)

Advantageous experience
• Direct experience working on drug-discovery project teams
• Exposure to senior management interaction
• Professional software development or software project management experience