Sr. Director, Data Systems and Technology

Location
San Francisco, CA
Posted
Dec 04, 2018
Ref
3352-525-NB
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

This is a key position within Nektar's Data Sciences and Systems organization responsible for data systems and related technologies at Nektar.

The role will develop the strategy, roadmap, and future architecture for data systems and technologies. Directs the design, planning, evaluation, implementation, training and management of the clinical systems that enable data capture, data archiving and processing, and data analysis and presentation. Build a comprehensive data common and computing platform that allows efficient joint analyses across different types of databases including clinical database, biomarker database, safety database, etc., to produce reliable information for good decision making. Identifies new technologies and tools that may better support activities related to all types of data. This position will direct all aspects related to these clinical data systems and technologies. This job contributes to and supports the company's research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

• Defines strategy, roadmap and future architecture for data systems and technologies and introduces new clinical systems and technologies in anticipation of the growth of Nektar pipeline across all phases • Work with IT to build an internal data common to host clinical data, key biomarker and safety data and to provide easy access to other types of data • Represents Development organization for all data-related systems by serving as the business partner to the IT organization. • Work with cross-functional teams and IT to build internal data common to host clinical data, key biomarker and safety data with easy access to other types of data. • Manages and governs the clinical systems and technologies related to data capture, data mapping, data warehouse, data processing, data analysis and presentation. Examples include EDC, IRT, SAS, data visualization, etc. • Ensures clinical data systems support business activities and requirements • Works closely with the IT organization and other functions to make sure business needs and requirements, IT processes and regulatory compliance requirements are met. • Directs the design, planning, evaluation, implementation, training and management of clinical data systems and technologies in alignment with business needs and requirements. • Collaborates closely with IT on portfolio prioritization, forecasting, estimation, and budgeting • Manages service provider relationship and fosters partnerships.

• Identifies opportunity and supports process optimization initiatives • Lead SAS system upgrade and maintenance • Develop or implement automation and visualization tools to improve efficiency • Directs the clinical systems and technologies related to data capture, data mapping, data warehouse, data processing, data analysis and presentation. (e.g. EDC, IRT, SAS, data visualization..) • Supports the evaluation and implementation of systems, tools and work flow championed by other departments to keep cohesion • Stays current with technological developments as systems and technologies evolve • May have management responsibilities including hiring, training, coaching and performance reviews

• A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline is required. A Master's degree is preferred. A minimum of 15 years of experience in a multidiscipline environment is required. A minimum of 12 years technical management experience is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted. • A minimum of 8 years of experience and responsibilities in related roles in pharmaceutical, bio-technology or CRO industry • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of common clinical data systems used in clinical research such as EDC, IRT, SAS. Demonstrated understanding of clinical data flows. Demonstrated knowledge and considerations for implementation of clinical data systems. • Demonstrated experience working with IT and cross-functional counterparts in evaluating and implementing clinical data systems. • Demonstrated abilities to work independently and effectively on several projects at once. Demonstrated abilities to collaborate with representatives from multi-disciplinary areas, and lead a team to deliver. • Demonstrated knowledge of systems analysis and have the ability to understand and evaluate organization wide impacts of application changes is required. • Knowledge and experience with systems development lifecycle and data modeling is required. • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present ideas in a clear succinct manner, both verbally and in writing are required. • Must be able to adhere to the Company's naming, analysis, design, and implementation policies and procedures.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.