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Director, Data Management and Innovation
Charles River Laboratories
Publication date: Dec 23rd
Job type: Full Time
Category: Software Dev
Location: USA
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For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Director, Data Management and Innovation for our Corporate Development group. This is a remote opportunity.

The following are responsibilities related to the Director, Data Management and Innovation position:
  • Partner with business teams across CRL to identify and prioritize business needs
  • Effectively translate business needs into requirements for data management and/or analytics solutions based on a combination of proven and emerging technology capabilities
  • Collaborate with technology partners to identify fit-for-purpose tools and solutions for data management and exploitation
  • Drive and support the use of data standards, taxonomies and semantic capabilities within the overall organization
  • Work with teams to manage, process, explore, exploit and visualize large, diverse and complex datasets
  • Build, lead and nurture a team of talented data management staff and data scientists to solve difficult, non-routine analytics problems
  • Identify and communicate challenges in data quality and completeness, impacts to analytics outcomes, and support best practices to address these gaps
  • Mentor data and business teams dedicated to the Data Science practice, within our data strategy and mission, working alongside the teams that build our data tools and infrastructure.
  • Working across our embedded community of data Owners, Scientists and Engineers — and partnering closely with business Strategy and operations teams — to develop processes to optimize the discovery, generation and curation of data to a state suitable for insights and analytics.
  • By engaging across disciplines to develop data management practices that’s easy to adopt and consume. Identify, design and facilitate an evolving set of data management principles, tools, knowledge and behaviors to produce and manage data assets for insights across the company.
  • Ensure the data readiness for insights at CRL, by working across the entire data preparation workflow, including generating data through its lifecycle, normalizing data into easy to query and provision to analyze.
  • Work with data owners and scientists to cultivate a shared practice for defining data collection requirements across all of our domains. Partner with technology and infrastructure teams to ensure effective implementation of controls for managing these prioritized assets across our business lines.
  • Work with dedicated data operation teams to identify opportunity to produce datasets in a harmonized and cost effective way.
  • Lead the data architecture design, modeling data across the company and helping teams to identify and design data interoperable with their business context to iterate on and build world-class analytics models using a combination of statistical, mathematical, signal processing, and machine learning approaches
  • Work cross-functionally with data consumers and teams to effectively summarize and communicate business value and outcomes of data initiatives to the business stakeholders
  • Collaborate with data management colleagues and business leaders to develop and execute CRL’s data strategy and roadmap.


Job Requirements

The following are job requirements for the Director, Data Management and Innovation position:
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., modeling, statistics, computational sciences, biological engineering, computer science, applied mathematics and/or similar domains) or equivalent practical experience
  • 10-12 years of data management, analytics and modeling leadership, with at least 5-7 years of hands-on experience working with business partners, technical teams and operational staff.
  • Working experience in life sciences industry ( as an employee or consultant) with experience in CRO business processes
  • Demonstrated experience in Information and data management processes and solutions
  • Demonstrated experience with exploratory data analysis, statistical modeling, signal processing and/or AI/machine learning.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • Demonstrated domain experience with preclinical/scientific/environmental data, informatics and/or related areas
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills


About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet

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