Director, Pre-clinical Informatics
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications from exceptional informatics scientists to serve as the lead for Informatics for the Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation (DPI). DPI studies translation of basic discoveries into tangible improvements to human health at a systems level as a scientific and operational problem. The scientists within DPI come from a broad range of scientific disciplines – including, among others, therapeutic discovery, preclinical development, toxicology, biomarkers and clinical application – to reduce, remove, or bypass significant bottlenecks across the entire continuum of translation and to train the future translational science workforce.
The incumbent sets the informatics research agenda, leading a diverse team of data science, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and software development professionals with discovery, preclinical development and clinical repurposing expertise to advance NCATS translational science initiatives. The position requires a strong interdisciplinary foundation in therapeutic development, genomics, mathematics, and algorithm and informatics platform development. The leader should have a strong record of high-impact publications and experience providing tools and resources to the broader research community. The scientist in this position will serve as leader in this role and will interface with project team leads to ensure proper direction, planning, execution and completion of projects. The incumbent will be a point person responsible for guiding and advancing collaborative projects through milestone driven practices and procedures.