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    Opportunity: Informatics and Data Manager @ A clinical-stage BioPharma -- Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene McDaid; posted on Saturday, September 28, 2019



    I'm working with a clinical-stage BioPharma based in Cambridge who are developing a novel class of medicines for diseases that are underserved by existing therapeutics. They are a rapidly growing organisation with a solid pipeline of clinical projects, with UK and US offices.

    This particular role is ideal for a highly skilled informatician and data manager with experience in Electronic Laboratory Notebook Systems (ideally Dotmatics) who wants to work in an environment supporting both UK and US teams, interacting with an established and expanding drug discovery team working across a variety of disease areas.

    The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and rewarding role overseeing and optimizing data capture, processing and management of both biological and chemical data via ELN's and other systems. The successful candidate will also be expected to help develop and optimise the organisation's other informatics systems as well as integrating automation and optimising work and data flow.

    This is an ideal role for a highly motivated, self-starting and ambitious candidate with a good working knowledge of informatics and data management. The role involves a high degree of hands on database customisation and the candidate must be able to perform consistently at the highest level. Recent practical experience in and detailed technical knowledge of ELNs, or Dotmatics in particular, is essential as well as a demonstrable working knowledge of drug discovery and related disciplines e.g. chemistry and biology.


    Key Responsibilities:
    • Lead the optimisation of Dotmatics ELN to ensure efficient data entry, analysis and archiving.
    • Liaise with phage, assay and chemistry team to understand needs and bottleneck
    • and implement solutions
    • Liaise with Dotmatics to ensure smooth and efficient system capability upgrades
    • Work with Laboratory teams to ensure effective data capture and entry
    • Work with phage team to optimise BioMatters interface
    • Lead integration of additional databases and systems to ensure effective storage and recovery of company data
    • Work with laboratory teams to effectively integrate automation
    • Provide user training, support, advice and feedback
    • Test and modify systems to ensure that that they operate reliably
    • Managing secure network access for all users
    • Keep up-to-date with new technology and propose & implement technology upgrades
    • Recommends informatic strategies, policies, and procedures; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements
    • Present data to internal and external project teams
    • Accurate record keeping via electronic lab note-book system
    • Plan and lead work of line reports


    Essential Requirements:
    • Significant applied skills and experience in informatics and data management as well as coding – Dotmatics and SQL
    • Experience working in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting
    • Significant demonstrable knowledge of drug discovery and development
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; effective communication with multidisciplinary teams both
    • locally and remotely
    • Strong influencing skills, including the ability to influence without direct authority
    • Proactive approach to problem solving and strong self-motivation to learn and self-improve
    • Excellent organisational skills and close attention to detail
    • Diligence in documenting work and understanding of the importance of data integrity


    Desirable Requirements:
    • A PhD or equivalent in a biological subject
    • Experience with discovery and development phases of drug discovery projects and a robust understanding of the wider drug discovery process
    • Experience in databases and data transfer portals


    There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.


    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at] or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Informatics, Data, Manager, Electronic, Lab, Notebook, Systems, Dotmatics, SQL, Scripting, Analysis, Chemistry, Biology, Life, Sciences, Drug, Discovery, Cambridge

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