Informatics Analyst III, Development Sciences Informatics

South San Francisco, California
Aug 02, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives
People come to Genentech from across disciplines and across the world to solve our most challenging medical conditions. You’ll find inspiration in our passion for biotechnology, our purpose to positively impact the lives of millions of patients and our dedication to our people. Joining Genentech means being part of a tradition of inquiry that will change the world. It means embracing our failures as much as our successes. It requires a willingness to look beyond the edge of what's possible. And a focus on doing the day-to-day work that makes great science happen. 

The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters:

Informatics Systems Analyst III, Development Sciences Informatics


Development Sciences Informatics is seeking a talented and experienced Informatician to lead scientific data management efforts. Development Sciences (DevSci) is a translational science organization that plays a critical role in Genentech Research and Early Development as well as late stage development of our products at Roche. DevSci supports drug discovery and development projects across all therapeutic areas from discovery to launch and beyond. We are poised at a unique time when large volumes of complex and varied internal and external data needs to be readily accessible to ensure that swift interpretation and decision making can occur. These data impact decisions in ongoing preclinical and clinical programs, and provide key knowledge to inform new target discovery. DevSci Informatics is accountable for leading the strategy and execution around data lifecycle management, data standards, analytics infrastructure, ongoing data operations and informatics systems.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with scientists to envision, implement, and support informatics tools and business processes that enhance our ability to acquire, store, transform, visualize and analyze data.
  • Drive a variety of complex informatics projects and services to enable the storage, organization, dissemination, and analytics of dynamic drug development data.
  • Lead scientific business analysis efforts to understand current and emerging needs.
  • Lead project teams in strategic planning and implementation of scientific and operational informatics solutions for multiple functions to ensure data accessibility, quality, and integrity.
  • Oversee the ongoing support, maintenance and evolution of informatics systems.
  • Manage junior informatics analysts and contract services.

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.

Competencies and Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of R&D processes and scientific data life cycle. Familiarity with biomarkers, PK/PD, toxicology/pathology data and both clinical and nonclinical studies.
  • Proven track record of leading complex scientific informatics projects. Ability to make project decisions independently.
  • Up to date knowledge of informatics technology trends and utilities in general, and in particular for pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Familiarity with informatics systems, relational and non-relational databases, scripting languages, and data visualization tools.
  • Working knowledge of scientific research applications development cycles, data management techniques and infrastructure requirements.
  • Experience working with CROs and CRO data is preferred.
  • Excellent people and communication skills.
  • Scientific degree with 8-12 years of relevant experience. Advanced degree a plus.

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits
A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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