Senior Advisor - Information Products and Data Sciences (IPDS)

Created by: Novartis
Added: 24.06.2020

Advert description

Our research is focused on discovering innovative new drugs that will change the practice of medicine. Novartis Institutes for BioMedical (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. We have an open and entrepreneurial culture, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies. At NIBR, our mission is to discover innovative medicines that treat disease and human health. To do that, our scientists need cutting-edge, state-of-the-art computing systems. With NIBR Informatics (NX), NIBR is making a strategic investment into informatics capabilities and is positioning itself to deliver the systems and services that are critical to the future of drug discovery.

The Information Products and Data Sciences (IPDS) group in NX is driven to maximize the impact and value to NIBR of software and data. We deliver powerful, functional, beautiful, and integrated software solutions that create a frictionless user experience. Our organization is here to build and apply excellence in product and data management to further Novartis drug discovery.

Job Description

As the IPDS Senior Advisor, you will assist the head of IPDS to develop and run a world-class product organization, create and evolve the IPDS strategy, and guide the organization through its transition to an Agile product team operating model. You will build partnerships with senior business stakeholders, division leadership, and corporate digital leadership to identify opportunities to advance drug discovery. You will interact regularly with colleagues in peer data science and informatics organizations within and outside of the company and will represent the interests of IPDS in NIBR and Novartis initiatives. You may also initiate and coordinate internal IPDS initiatives.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:

  • PhD in chemistry, biology, or other area of science related to drug discovery
  • Minimum10 years of experience conducting scientific or drug discovery research
  • 5+ years engaged in informatics research or scientific software development
  • Knowledge of the drug discovery process and pharmaceutical industry

Additional required core skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; adept at working with colleagues from diverse disciplines and at all levels of the company.
  • Demonstrated strength as a team player
  • Strategic thinker
  • Curiosity about people, organizations, processes, and data
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong enterprise mindset and drive to develop collaborative relationships across the organization that multiply your impact
  • Ability to travel 25%

Specific details

Type of Contract Full time
Preferred Education PhD, Other
Level of Experience 10+ years


United States of America, North America
Cambridge, MA