Director of Informatics – Genomics Further Information

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San Jose (relocation support offered)


North America




$170,000 - $200,000 USD + Equity, Fortune 500 full-time benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, matching 401k plan, as well as paid holidays and PTO.




Director of Informatics – Genomics


Cartwright James is currently representing a cutting-edge genomics technologies company dedicated to vastly improving genome analysis. This diverse, talented, multi- disciplinary team innovating in the field of genomics, is looking for a strong Director of Informatics, to direct and lead all aspects of informatics development for the company’s products and services.

Reporting to the SVP of R&D, this position will interface with all levels of the organization, including the executive team and the Scientific Advisory Board members.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Management team to establish and drive a winning, long-term informatics vision for the company.
  • Direct and oversee the bioinformatics function in developing, releasing and supporting informatics tools needed to support the business growth.
  • Build out the informatics team with high calibre candidates.
  • Coach and develop informatics team members.
  • Build a professional, world-class software engineering capability, including establishing innovative best in class software development processes that consistently produce high-quality software products and services.
  • Incorporate state of the art new tools and algorithms in production and workflows.
  • Develop a competitive cloud offering based deploying the companies’ tools.
  • Service and software design based on competitive analysis alongside implementation of the services.
  • Ensure the software team provides critical software support and leadership to R&D teams for new product development.


Position Requirements & Experience

  • Advanced degree in informatics, computational biology, or similar. PhD + Postdoctoral experience required.
  • A minimum of 3 years hands-on informatics development, and 5+ years managing informatics teams. Industry experience required.
  • Experienced manager, having directly developed, driven and maintained high performance teams.
  • Practical experience and/or in-depth knowledge of sequencing and genomics methods a plus
  • Demonstrated track-record of highly successful product launches, and ability to deliver on time
  • Demonstrated track-record of innovation in informatics product development
  • Strong strategic planning and analysis skills. Insightful analyst & strategist with ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels.

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Cartwright James is a global executive search and selection company based in the UK, providing expert knowledge and bespoke services in the international Chemicals, Medical and Scientific markets. We receive a vast volume of applications for each position, therefore it takes time to assess each candidate. We will be in touch if the candidates experience matches the job requirements.

Job Reference: CJ-SCI-INF-RL081118

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