Executive Director/VP Bioinformatics, Translationa

at Incyte Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Incyte is committed to making a difference in the lives of patients through scientific discovery. Rigorous science is at the core of everything we do to discover, develop and deliver novel medicines that will meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and other diseases.

Translational Sciences at Incyte has been established to bridge the research findings at the Discovery and Development levels within each of our clinical programs. In collaboration with academic, clinical and industry scientists, this group develops knowledge around each of our existing programs to enable clinical evaluation of target modulation, biological changes that correlate with target modulation, as well as biomarkers or patient characteristics that could be utilized to predict response to therapy. The results are used to enrich and refine the Development program strategy as well as inform and guide future Discovery efforts.

The Translational Sciences department at Incyte is seeking an individual to lead the Bioinformatics group in support of drug discovery and clinical development, using computational approaches to address complex biological questions.

Incyte is focused on developing therapies for cancer and inflammatory diseases, and the individual will lead translational approaches that enable human clinical studies. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to work in a collaborative environment focused on pushing the boundaries of science in the context of making new medicines. The position is located in Wilmington DE, with easy access to major east coast cities.


Lead the Bioinformatics function and independently develop and drive decision-enabling computational strategies that advance program goals

Function as a scientific thought leader within Translational Sciences and the wider organization

Leverage omic data sets, clinical data and computational approaches to support and guide clinical development programs as well as harness these analysis to enable ongoing target discovery efforts

Utilize computational biology methods to integrate, analyze and visualize results with data sets obtained from a variety of translational platforms

Accountability for high quality data review, analysis, and interpretation from a variety of sources.

Able to prioritize the use of resources to deliver department objectives

Present clear and succinct proposals and/or updates to Sr Leadership

Play an active role in the evaluation of new technologies


Strong scientific background with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience and at least 15 years of experience in bioinformatics including drug discovery and development with a demonstrated track record of performing excellent science.

Extensive experience analyzing and visualizing omic data sets to advance drug development programs

Experience supervising scientists at both B.S. and Ph.D. level

Ability to manage external research activities through CROs and collaborators.

A high level of emotional intelligence and willing to work closely and collaboratively with other functional groups internal and external to the company.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Strong business acumen, vision and perspective.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.

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Job Posting: 826562

Posted On: Jul 25, 2021

Updated On: Aug 07, 2021