Director of Data Science (Analytics) (ADX-234-19)

| Greater Boulder Area
Director of Data Science (Analytics) (ADX-234-19)
 
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THE COMPANY: ArcherDX, Inc. - www.ArcherDX.com

 

ArcherDX is advancing molecular diagnostics with a robust technology platform for genetic mutation detection by next-generation sequencing. By combining patented Anchored Multiplex PCR (AMP™) chemistry in an easy-to-use, lyophilized format and powerful bioinformatics software, the Archer® platform enhance genetic mutation identification. ArcherDX provides oncology-focused research products and is pursuing regulatory approval for multiple companion diagnostic assays. ArcherDX is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at www.archerdx.com and follow @ArcherDXInc on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

 
POSTION SUMMARY:
 
ArcherDX has an exciting leadership opportunity for a Director of Data Science, residing in our Boulder, CO office. They will be responsible for the development and optimization of data management and data science strategies critical to the advancement of our In Vitro Diagnostics program.
 
Reporting to the VP of IVD, the Director will lead a diverse Data and Analytics team of data scientists, clinical data managers, and data engineers to envision, design and execute data science strategies to address ArcherDX’s IVD and CDx objectives. This person and their team will interface and collaborate with clinical operations, statistics, assay development and other ArcherDX teams, as well as external partners to ensure robust, accurate, documented, and regulatory-compliant data from studies pivotal to ArcherDX and execute expert analysis that delivers critical insights and propels Archer’s development efforts.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Building and leading a team in the development and implementation of innovative data sciences approaches for the analysis of large datasets generated by NGS technologies
  • Contribute to the management of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis pipelines
  • Collaborate and consult with internal and external researchers on the analyses of NGS data and implement/adopt new algorithms for data analysis
  • Capitalize on opportunities to use data science approaches to generate new value from Archer’s data
  • Will put to use your programming skills (Python, R) and experience using relational databases as well as cloud services for storage and computing
  • Strategically identify opportunities for improvement of analytical pipelines and data management tools that can enhance data analysis strategies in the clinical setting
  • Will work with the clinical operations and data management teams to establish, implement and execute acceptable QC/QA practices for all data generated
  • Manage projects, both in house as well as those outsourced to service providers
  • Work with regulated environments such as ISO/GCP/GMP when developing data infrastructure
  • Will collaborate with a diverse and global group of scientists, research associates
  • Evaluate new technologies, tool, and collaborations for high throughput data generation and analysis to address the broader research goals of ArcherDX
  • Attract and develop a world-class team of data scientists and other essential team members and build a culture of innovation that fosters teamwork
  • Adapt management and mentoring practices that account for diverse backgrounds and experience levels
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • MS or Ph.D. in Computational Biology or related discipline
  • 10 years of data science experience in life sciences, with 2+ years in biopharmaceutical research
  • 5 years of management experience
  • Academic or professional background in genomics and NGS analysis
  • Understanding of theory and hands-on experience with a broad range of current data sciences and analytical tools, methods, and applications
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced matrix environment with cross-functional teams and competing priorities
  • Experience designing strategy in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex concepts to non-experts 
  • Motivated, conveys a sense of urgency
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of ArcherDX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the ArcherDX office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.

Sarah

Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Archer. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.

Judy

Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.

Aaron

VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The marketing team brings in and drives the voice of our customers across the organization. Each strategic decision we make at ArcherDX is informed by a deep, customer-centric approach, where we use our insights to better understand how we can deliver an exceptional experience and aim to positively impact the lives of the patients we serve!

Ali

Director, Global Marketing

What are ArcherDX Perks + Benefits

ArcherDX Benefits Overview

ArcherDX offers a competitive and generous benefit package including:

• Medical PPO or HMO and Dental-82% of monthly premium covered by the company
• Optional vision, life, FSA, dependent care plans
• Basic AD&D, Short and Long Term disability-covered 100% by the company
• 160 hours PTO per calendar after three months of service
• 6-weeks parental leave covered 100% by the company
• 401K with company match with potential of up to $2000/year
• 2019 bonus - 5% based on company objectives (for non-commissioned employees)
• Company stock options for all employees
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Ecopass

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Archer sponsors family oriented events annually. This year, we had our summer picnic at the Boulder Reservoir.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Cross functional training encouraged
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