Genomics plc is the leading genome analysis company pioneering the use of polygenetic information in healthcare and beyond. We were founded in 2014 by four leading scientists at the University of Oxford, including Professor Sir Peter Donnelly (then Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics) and Professor Gil McVean (Director of Oxford’s Big Data Institute). Our vision is to use genomic insights to transform drug discovery and precision health.
By amassing and curating data from publicly available sources, we have developed the most powerful engine of its kind in the world linking genetic variants across the whole genome to changes in thousands of measurements and disease outcomes, together with our own breakthrough machine learning algorithms that use this data at scale to learn directly about human biology.
Now, we are embarking on our way to improve people’s lives by discovering precision medicines and by developing new tools to understand the propensity for diseases long before they develop allowing sufficient time for preventive measures. In partnership with leading health organisations in Europe, the US and Asia we are daily expanding the use of our knowledge.
Some of the leading investors in life sciences are backing us. In 2018, we closed an oversubscribed £33 million financing round (Series B) which was led by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
In our offices in Oxford and Cambridge, UK, we jointly work to make genomic information work for the benefit of everyone. We are an expert cross-disciplinary team of over 60 outstanding individuals, including scientists, statisticians, software engineers and in the future, hopefully, you.
We are seeking a Programme Director for our newly formed Precision Health Division. Feeling comfortable in a fast-moving environment you enjoy juggling many responsibilities on tight deadlines. You know how to communicate with a variety of colleagues and in a conversation are able to quickly understand and address the core issues. You will report directly to the General Manager Precision Health. The position is located in either our Oxford or Cambridge office.
Support the Precision Health leadership team: Keep in touch and bring together internal stakeholders, identify critical issues and propose solutions.
Support the General Manager Precision Health: draft internal and external communications, prepare customer meetings, develop ELT and board presentations
Lead Precision Health internal, cross-functional projects: find creative solutions, work across the organisation, own project plans and timelines and deliver outstanding results
Prepare Precision Health leadership team meetings; maintain actions list, document results, follow up with functions directly
Maintain product ideas pipeline: coordinate analyses with Sciences, Product Management, Marketing and Regulatory, research and analyse data, prepare decisions.
Experience in a Project Manager or Chief of Staff role, preferable in a healthcare environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to listen and summarise; ability to synthesise complex thoughts and ideas on slides and text documents; ability to broker interests of several internal functions.
Be comfortable in a smaller, yet fast-growing organisation and the variety of responsibilities and tasks it entails; enthusiastic about shaping this role; able to work independently while contributing to a number of different teams
Strongly service oriented
3+ years of experience in a commercial setting
BS or a higher degree in a scientific, medical or economics discipline
Knowledge of genetics, molecular technologies (genotyping, sequencing), its applications.
What you can expect:
Ambitious, highly talented colleagues with a penchant to make things happen.
An environment of cutting edge research, working together with leading individuals and organisations in this field of healthcare.
A chance to contribute directly to developing and bringing to market novel genomic tools that will transform disease prevention and treatment.
A competitive salary with pension, private healthcare, share options and other benefits.
A flexible, and family-friendly workplace with enhanced parental policies.
Given the sensitive nature of data used in Genomics plc you will be expected, as all other employees, to ensure high standards of information security in your work.
Genomics plc welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.