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Data Lifecycle and Data Architecture Team Lead

United States
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Pharmaceutical, Data Management/Statistics
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Job Description

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. With approximately 6,000 scientists and physicians around the world, our research is focused on discovering innovative new drugs that will change the practice of medicine. We have an open and entrepreneurial culture, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies
We believe that data is one of the key differentiation factors for the success of a research organization and effective data management is a crucial component to thrive in the digital age.
Come join our Research Informatics team in one of the most distinguished Pharma Research Organizations in the world to lead our Data Lifecycle and Data Architecture Team and take our data-centric principles to the next level.

Major Accountabilities (may include but not limited to):
As a Data Lifecycle and Data Architecture Team and Thought Leader at NIBR, you will
•play a vital role in ensuring the integration, integrity, accuracy, and accessibility of our vast and diverse data assets
•be responsible for and contribute to developing and implementing data lifecycle and data architecture strategies, and data governance practices
•be driving continuous improvement in data quality and data lifecycle to enhance data FAIRification and landscaping and explore novel techniques and technologies
•combine your passion for good data practices with your technical expertise, your interest in exploring areas outside of traditional data management approaches, a comprehension of data-centric principles, to contribute to our overall drug discovery objectives and enable data-driven decision-making across the organization
•serve the team as an inspirational leader, nurturing a collaborative team environment while being supported to further your own growth and development.

This opportunity is located at the Novartis Cambridge (MA) site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. Relocation assistance may be available.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $158,400 and $237,600 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What will you bring to the role
•Masters degree or 7+ years of experience in Information Systems, Data Management, Computer Science, Life Sciences, or a related field.
•Proven experience in a leading data management role in life science, preferably in a fast-paced and data-intensive environment.
•Proficiency in data integration techniques, data lifecycle management, data architecture, and ideally semantic technologies.
•Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with senior team members and stakeholders.
•Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
•Continuous learning mindset, staying updated with emerging trends and advancements in data management.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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