Director, Informatics and Information Technology

San Diego, Boston, Full Time

Rapport Therapeutics, a start-up with locations in San Diego and Boston is seeking an IT and Informatics professional to lead the design, implementation, and growth of our information architecture. This will be a highly visible and valued role as the company builds its capabilities to advance our products through R&D and clinical trials. This individual will manage infrastructure and resources to meet organizational needs and will be responsible for working cross-functionally to identify long-term, scalable, and practical solutions for research, development and clinical as well as business operations. This is a unique opportunity to lead and grow with an innovative start up biotech from inception.

Major Responsibilities


  • Provide strong leadership and business acumen to inspire the organization around common goals, vision, and values for IT and informatics
  • Define and implement the data architecture and company-wide strategy for data storage, processing, analysis, and mining
  • Serve as champion for the management, governance, and quality of data as well as for vendor relationships across the Company
  • Communicate strategy to scientific personnel, operations, and senior management to ensure alignment
  • Grow the breadth and depth of department expertise to meet short and long-term corporate objectives
  • Maintain ongoing knowledge of industry trends and ability to utilize that knowledge to determine the most efficient ways to meet business needs


  • Work with R&D team to implement and maintain key research systems and develop and implement computational biology strategy
  • Work with the clinical development team to drive clinical informatics and clinical data management
  • Develop and implement data integration and analytics strategy across the Company
  • Grow and effectively maintain cloud-based computing environment (AWS)


  • Set strategy for IT infrastructure and software capabilities by collaborating with others to facilitate business needs definition, workflow design, and integration of scientific processes and technology into effective IT solutions
  • Lead the planning and estimation of IT & Informatics projects
  • Manage vendors, consultants, and overall budget for data management and IT
  • Oversee contingency planning and IT security and compliance by establishing controls and processes in support of data security, PHI, SOX, and other relevant regulatory requirements

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, Information Technology or related discipline
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience in biotech/ pharma.
  • 5-7 years of experience managing and implementing informatics and IT solutions in a start-up, biotech environment.
  • Experience at the bench or working closely with bench scientists is desired
  • Experience with evaluating, implementing and managing scientific data management platforms, cloud computing (AWS) and IT vendor services.
  • Prior experience and record of accomplishment leading cross functional teams and delivering on schedule in a start-up biotech environment.
  • Prior experience in successfully implementing, utilizing and leveraging outsourcing strategies.
  • Ability to identify impediments to complex business and research issues and provide timely and cost-effective solutions.
  • Solid scientific/ technical knowledge to be able to successfully ensure project scope and fit technology for applications, networking, and information systems strategic roadmap and execution of all Informatics solutions and IT services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to adapt to increasing scope and complexity of work brought on by growth/change and helps others manage through change.


Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: West Coast East Coast
Job City: San Diego Boston

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