DNV GL has formulated a strategic expansion plan to take a leading assurance position in the life sciences sector with a focus on Food & Beverage and Healthcare. As part of this plan DNV GL, Group Technology and Research (GTR), is building a Life Science team and are expanding the group to include bioinformatic competences. Specifically, the Life Science research program aspires to work with world leading research and clinical teams to explore how sharing of genomic data can be facilitated and by identifying where there are opportunities for harmonisation and standardisation of the NGS variant pipeline. Focus will also be on exploring issues around quality assurance of pipelines as well as verification and validation of bioinformatic tools.
The position requires a good understanding of bioinformatic tools used for analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. Experience applying NGS pipelines into the clinical setting would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be a part of a unique multidisciplinary and international research team with the opportunity of influencing DNV GL’s Life Science activities including:
1. Develop and conduct research and innovation projects related to the secure sharing of genomic and phenotypic data and develop the foundation for potential third party assurance services in this field. In particular you will contribute to:
a) the development of IT solutions where genomic information can be shared securly and responsibly, based on patient consent;
b) applied research on the development next generation sequencing variant pipelines and how these might be verified, validated and assessed.
c) the identification and development of novel business models that could support a 3rd party role for DNV GL in this area.
d) identify key technology trends related to bioinformatics and NGS
2. Build international networks to develop initiatives and projects related to point I including the development of funding proposals.
3. Engage key patient, research, clinical and policy stakeholders related to the use of NGS technology within precision medicine.
4. Produce technical reports, scientific papers, non-technical reports and professional presentations.
5. Guide and supervise other team members, as well as collaborate with the Information Technology program, GTR and the wider life science environment globally across DNV GL.