Data Manager - Biotech Clincal Trials

Data Manager - Biotech Clincal Trials

Job Title: Data Manager - Biotech Clincal Trials
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-11-25
Reference: V-45975
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 25, 2019 10:14

Job Description

A Cell Therapy company who are developing a unique personalised approach to curing cancer using a proprietary bioinformatics and sequencing platform are recruiting for a Data Manager to be based in their Stevenage Laboratories.  As a senior member of the team you play a crucial role in ensuring data integrity from laboratory activities through to processing and reliable storage of data outputs. 

The Data Manager sits within the Translational team who are responsible for the development and delivery of analyses that make exploratory hypotheses into actionable processes from their clinical trial data. 

As the Data Manager you will assume responsibility for coordinating the data output from assays from the Translational team across the data lifecycle to ensure reliable and coherent entry onto their database.  As this is at the early stages you will be leading this approach developing the processes to be implemented and optimising current methods.  With the chance to use your creative thinking to be at the forefront of research into personalised therapies.  

Once established you will have the responsibility for the configuration and administration of a new LIMS systems to support sample, laboratory and recording of outputs from the Translational Group. 

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this opportunity, you will be at least educated to BSc or MSc in a relevant informatics subject area with commercial or academic experience of organizing and transferring large volumes of data.  You will need to have strong programming experience using Python with an understanding of SQL and relational databases.  You will also have experience of handling large biological data sets.  If you have clinical trial data management experience this is advantageous but not essential to your application. 

The Company:
The company are developing an approach to curing cancer that is different and enables them to meet unmet needs.  They are develoing nobvel immunotherapies that are targeting the protein markers that are unique to each person and expressed on the surface of each cancer cell.  These are called Neoantigens and their approach is to sequencing data from each patient sample in conjunction with their bioinformatics platform to identify and then develop a cell therapy to target the neoantigens.  This way a personalised treatment can be developed that targets only cancer cells not healthy tissue and destroy the tumours.