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Head of Clinical Trial Data Automation & AI / ML applications - Alta Petens

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as Head of Clinical Trial Data Automation & AI / ML Applications -Alta Petens in our Cambridge office!At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.OBJECTIVES/PURPOSETakeda is advancing an exciting pipeline and wants to ensure that we have the infrastructure and talent in place to support it. Our overall goal is to ensure that we get our therapeutics to patients quickly by having the right operational model and integrated clinical data pipeline to support delivery.The Head of Clinical Trial Data Automation & AI / ML applications is responsible for leading the technical design, implementation, testing and deployment of automated processes to accelerate clinical trial data management lifecycle from protocol design to submission and improve data quality of the entire data flow. The clinical trial data automation team will rely on a combination of vendor-managed systems and in-house built systems leveraging cutting-edge technologies including cloud-based services, machine learning / deep-learning and natural language processing algorithms to enable a wide-range of use cases applications for clinical trial and operations data, including high-dimensional and complex data sources such as genomic, imaging, digital devices, and real-world data. The clinical trial data automation program is inclusive of all Takeda therapeutic areas and relevant business units. The Head of Clinical Trial Data Automation & AI / ML applications leads a group of business and technical experts and ensures partnership and linkage with all relevant business and IT functions as well as external partners and vendors.ACCOUNTABILITIESThe Head of Clinical Trial Data Automation & AI / ML applications is expected to:

  • Lead the clinical trial data automation efforts to support Takeda R&D's vision to create a development engine and ecosystem that provides optimal clinical data control and quality in a predictable, automated & cost-effective way.
  • In collaboration with the system and architecture team, drive decisions on end-to-end systems selection & implementation, process improvement and data standards opportunities to ensure and optimize the use of automation and AI/ML.
  • Show influential strategic, execution and delivery leadership both within Takeda and outside of Takeda with vendors and partners.
  • Oversee in-house built, deployment and maintenance of automated tools, scripts, and programs to increase management speed and quality of clinical trial data.
  • Provide strategic vision for long-term delivery innovation.CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE:Strategic Planning and Execution
    • Partners with relevant stakeholders within the global data program to define priority use cases and set up execution plan.
    • Develop test & deploy timeline for top priority use cases.
    • Define & develop Proof of Concept approach for top priority use cases; select vendors (when available), develop & test prototypes.
    • Create operationalization & roll-out roadmap for prototyped use cases, including key activities, milestones, requirements for handing off integration to adjacent functions.
    • Supports executive leadership to achieve the vision and direction for the global data program
    • Reports on progress of projects, issues/plans, and critical path schedules to executive leadership
    • Visibly engages across the organization to ensure transformational impact.Fiscal Responsibility
      • Responsible for automation group operating budgets within the global data program; monitor and control expenditures; manages variance between budgeted and actual expenditures of time, dollars, and personnel while meeting overall Takeda financial objectives.Resource and Issue Management
        • Manages internal and external resources (people, information, technologies, time, and capital); allocates project resources appropriately to align with business imperatives.
        • Proactively identifies project issues before they arise and develops contingency plans; communicates project-related issues to senior executive management and manages issues to resolution.Change Management
          • As a leader in a large, transformational program, supports strategies for effecting change, controlling change and helping people to adapt to change.Matrix Team Management
            • Provides matrix management, strategic and tactical leadership across data program.EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
              • MD, PharmD and/or PhD with 8-12+ years experience or MS with 12-15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry or healthcare sector, with joint experience / degree in Computer Science, Medical Informatics or Bioinformatics.
              • Previous experience leading a medium to large organization and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders is a plus
              • Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables
              • Track record of successful leadership, management, and development of large, multi-disciplinary globally dispersed teams. Strong judge of talent with the ability to make tough talent decisions.
              • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
              • Experience building/maintaining ETL pipelines, data architecture solutions and data engineering pipelines
              • Experience with modern data technologies/stack such as cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP), Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes), Databases (Redshift, Snowflake), Programing languages (R, Python, SAS), VCS and CICD (GitHub, GitLab, CodeCommit, Jenkins, CodePipeline)
              • Experience in machine learning workload and AI powered products
              • Passionate to keep up with the industry trends and approaches to solve technical problemsThis position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policyIn accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.
                • WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
                  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
                  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
                  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
                  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
                  • Community Outreach ProgramsDiscover more at takedajobs.comNo Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                    • Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.#LI-CS1EEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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