Head of Pharma Analytics

Genomics plc
Job Location
United Kingdom
  • The opportunity to work in an ambitious start up - alongside highly talented colleagues - that combines cutting-edge research with commercial delivery
  • Unprecedented access to data – the chance to work with one of the largest and fastest-growing genome-phenotype databases in the world
  • Varied challenges targeted at real problems facing the pharma industry, using novel tools and approaches that will radically change the efficiency of drug development
  • The chance to contribute to work that will have a direct impact on people and disease treatment
  • A competitive salary, with pension, private healthcare and other benefits
  • Share options in Genomics plc.


Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to drive the development of our pharmaceutical analytics team. You will be developing and applying innovative statistical methods and tools to world-leading genome-phenotype datasets to uncover relationships in human biology and disease. You will help to grow relationships across the pharmaceutical industry as you work with clients to understand and solve their business challenges.  You will lead the analytics team, helping find exceptional candidates who share your passion and expertise and investing time and effort in developing the individuals within your team. 

  • Exceptional statistical analysis skills; in addition to strong general statistical skills we would expect detailed understanding and hands on experience of methods for GWAS, including mixed model and Bayesian approaches
  • An understanding of the scientific questions which arise in connection with drug development, and the ability to choose and where appropriate to develop the right statistical methods for tackling these
  • Strong reputation, mostly likely gained within the academic community, for novel and insightful analyses which make a difference to the science
  • The ability to lead work at the interface between statistical genetics and the scientific problems to which it can be addressed
  • PhD in Statistical Genetics or a related discipline
  • Strong communication skills.
How to Apply

Please apply with a CV and cover letter to recruitment@genomicsplc.com

About Our Organization

Genomics plc is an ambitious genome analytics business formed in 2014 by four leading scientists at the University of Oxford: Peter Donnelly (Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics), Gil McVean (Director of the Big Data Institute), Gerton Lunter, and Chris Spencer. There will be an explosion in human genomic data linked to health and other phenotypic outcomes and the company’s vision is to bring together this data and develop sophisticated analytical methods for its interpretation in various scientific contexts.  We have already developed the largest genotype-phenotype database of its kind in the world (comprising 500 studies, almost 3 million participants and 400 unique phenotypes), together with functional genomic data. We are developing an integrated platform of genomic analysis tools which we will use across the healthcare industry, from pharmaceutical drug development to clinical decision-making. In the pharma space there is now clear evidence that human genetic evidence can be transformative for the success of drug development pipelines.  We are currently working in collaboration with four major pharmaceutical companies and are looking to extend the range and number of these collaborations. Backed by some of the leading investors in life sciences, Genomics plc now has a cross-disciplinary team comprising over 40 scientists and software engineers, based in central Oxford.

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