Associate Director/Director, Translational Bioinformatics

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Biological Sciences, Bioprocessing
  3. United States
Princeton, USA
Posting date: 17 Sep 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for an Associate Director/Director of Translational Bioinformatics for a global biotechnology company located in Princeton, NJ. As the Associate Director/Director, you will work with a multidisciplinary international team of world-class scientists and research associates with state-of-the-art knowledge of the antibody and oncology field with the goal to transform oncology by discovering and developing antibody therapeutics that serve cancer patients with unmet medical needs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Utilize computational tools and approaches to partner with the Translational Medicine laboratory to analyze flow cytometry, gene expression, and a multitude of immune profiling assays to increase conviction in the mechanism(s) of action and predict safety and liability features of drug candidates.
  • Use external low, medium and high-density data to complement and provide added context to internally produced data.
  • Play a leadership role in the design, expansion, and maintenance of internal pipelines for relevant computational analyses.
  • Work seamlessly with colleagues from Discovery Research and Clinical Development to bridge and integrate relevant data that informs conviction in assets (Mechanisms of action, liabilities, biomarker plans, patient stratification, etc…)
  • Socialize and establish intuitive data analysis and visualization tools with biologists/immunologists and translational scientists,
  • Manage bioinformatics projects, both in house as well as outsourced to service providers.
  • Continue to stay up to date on the latest relevant scientific literature and translate your learnings into evolving best practices.
  • Report scientific results in patents, publications, regulatory documents and product-development reports.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD (highly preferred) or MSc degree in immunology, biology, with a bioinformatics, computational biology background or vice versa.
  • Excellent knowledge and good understanding of bioinformatics, especially as applied to translational research preferably in the oncology setting.
  • Good programming skills (Java, Python, R, etc…) and are experienced in using relational databases like Oracle, MySQL or PostgreSQL as well as cloud services for storage and computing (AWS-S3, etc…)
  • Deep knowledge and practical experiences with high density data types and relevant external resources (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, TCR sequencing, immune assays, etc…)
  • Ability to implement/adopt new algorithms for data analysis.
  • Previous experience with regulated environments such as ISO/GCP/GMP when working with tools and databases.
  • Published in high quality journals, references, and external presentations.
  • Significant experience managing a team of computational biologists or bioinformatics to deliver results.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse and global group of scientists, research associates.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Max Robinson at (+1) 617-903-7746 or

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