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Director, Center of Data Excellence



Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

We are seeking an experienced Director, Center of Data Excellence (CoDE) for our Digital, Data & Informatics team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with CoDE Head on development, and implementation of a global, cross-functional Center of Data Excellence for the Global Development Organisation

  • Implement and maintain the BioNTech R&D Data vision and strategy by ensuring strategic business priorities are supported by R&D’s data effort through close interface with business stakeholders; US Director to lead relationship with US stakeholders and departments

  • Develop and establish processes and tools for good data practices, including definition of R&D specific data domains

  • Work with business stakeholders (across the business, and US specifically) to specify a comprehensive and FAIR principles-oriented suite of data governance principles & structures, including data domains/families/models, data ingestion, data standards, data cataloging, data quality, data accessibility, data lineage, and data compliance as well as data ownership regulations within R&D, and drive adherence across GDO

  • Support and co-ordinate business leads / domain owners in translation of R&D data governance principles & structures to specific projects and domains, and their implementation (with focus on US stakeholders)

Requirements inlcude:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a related discipline (e.g. computer science, engineering, natural sciences, pharmacy, and/or business administration) and at least 10 years of professional experience in biotechnology, pharma or a service provider, with at least 5 years in data-related fields (experience from mid-size biotechnology or pharmaceutical organization preferable)

  • Extensive experience in data strategy and data management incl. data governance & data analytics

  • Extensive experience in data and system lifecycle management, as well as data infrastructure solution design and management

  • Extensive experience in managing Pharma R&D business and/or digital/technology projects (incl. methods, standards and documentation), and managing teams

  • Excellent understanding and expertise in Clinical Development, Regulatory, Medical, and Safety and related data and systems and knowledge of the pharmaceutical market