Associate Director, Scientific Data Management

Genomic Health
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Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

Genomic Health, Inc. (GHI) is seeking an exceptional individual with strong leadership, managerial, organizational and technical skills to head its scientific data management function.

The Associate Director, Scientific Data Management, leads reporting Data Analysts, establishes standards and standard methodologies within a developing industry.

You will consult with laboratory system developers and customers on development of systems and processes for laboratory sample analysis, data collection, and data visualization.

You will report to the Director, Data Management Operations, and are a member of the Biostatistics and Data Management senior management team.

  • You'll perform, manage and mentor staff in the following areas:
    • Ensure the accurate, complete and timely preparation, delivery, and tracking of research, commercial and manufacturing laboratory data for the purpose of troubleshooting, laboratory monitoring, process development, or product commercialization
    • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to execute projects in areas such as process development, commercial laboratory troubleshooting and monitoring, and product commercialization
    • Design and/or develops programs to automate the collection, extraction, analysis, presentation and/or tracking of research, commercial and manufacturing laboratory data to meet the needs of customers including biostatisticians, scientists, and process engineers
    • Ensure the preparation and maintenance of documentation, as required by departmental standard operating procedures, practices, or regulations
  • Drive the definition and implementation of effective infrastructure, best practices and data management standards to ensure the effective and efficient operation of Scientific Data Management
  • Collaborate with functional areas across the company in the strategic evaluation and assessment of Scientific Data Management needs, solutions and business development opportunities
  • Has direct management responsibility for Scientific Data Management staff, including but not limited to goal setting, professional development, mentoring, training, performance assessments and compliance
  • Accountable for assessing and recommending functional headcount requirements, associated recruiting and hiring decisions, and onboarding of newly hired staff
  • Responsible for identifying strategic needs in technical knowledge and skillset, and driving the strategic direction for the Scientific Data Management function
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, life sciences, scientific or other relevant discipline
  • Education (preferred):
    • Post-graduate degree
  • Minimum of 10+ years of directly related experience, including experience as data management or data science functional leader and manager
  • Track record of success in managing and leading a scientific data management team into new frontiers and domains
  • Shown skill with, and ability to develop and successfully deploy data management and data science best practice processes and procedures in a CLIA or FDA-regulated environment
  • Shown strength with LIMS development and utilization
  • Demonstrated proficiency with relational databases, data management and analysis systems, SQL, SAS or R, and other programming languages
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data visualization tools such as Tableau, SSRS, JMP, etc.
  • Demonstrated competency in the utilization of Microsoft tools, including but not limited to Word; Excel; PowerPoint; and Visio
  • Demonstrated ability to drive the delivery of quality results in a timely manner, either independently or by directing other
  • Demonstrated excellent business insight , organization, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and work toward results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team

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