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    Opportunity: Chief Information Officer Career Opportunity at Perlegen Sciences--Mountain View, CA (US)
    Submitted by Susan Becker; posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    BACKGROUND: Perlegen Sciences, Inc. is working to provide safer and more effective drugs to consumers. The company’s expertise is in understanding human genetic variation within and across diverse patient populations and in conducting studies aimed at identifying variations that are predictive of drug response. Perlegen has established a leadership role in analyzing millions of common, single nucleotide variations (SNPs) across the whole genome and is now completing the development of a similar leading capability in examining other types of DNA variation across the genome. Perlegen also applies its expertise to discovering genetic variations associated with disease that can enable the discovery of novel targets leading to new therapeutics, as well as clinically useful diagnostics and biomarkers. We currently seek a Chief Information Officer.


    As a key member of our senior management team, you will provide vision and
    leadership for developing, implementing and maintaining Perlegen's impressive bioinformatics, data analysis and information technology infrastructure. We'll rely on you to analyze the informatics and IT needs for the Company, recommend technical solutions, establish budgetary and performance controls and take responsibility for documentation and security of all data and IT systems. You will also direct all software engineering, LIMS, data pipeline and data QC groups, partner with the leader of our lab/production group and the head of project management within our matrix organization, lead and build a talented team of technologists, developers, analysts and vendors with a strong service and delivery orientation, and oversee all informatics/IT functions and systems.


    The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biology, Genetics or life sciences, 10+ years of experience in a senior technology management role and knowledge of and experience with assessing IT technologies, including experience with the requirements of a life science company, client access technologies, LAN/WAN, corporate directories, enterprise storage and network and systems management. Solid leadership skills are essential, as well as the desire and intellectual curiosity to learn abut many different diseases and advances in genetics, the skills to pick up new topics quickly and a desire to be involved in the day-to-day operating details of running projects and alliances. Excellent project management, analytical, problem solving and communication skills are also necessary, as is experience leading cross-functional development teams.


    Full time employee.

    Mountain View, CA


    Our company is highly entrepreneurial and dedicated not only to the commercial success of Perlegen, but also to what the powerful technology offering is providing to the world. For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at You may also mail your resume, indicating Job Code DC35, to Perlegen Sciences, 2021 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043; or fax to 650-625-4580. EOE.

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