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Associate Director, BioInformatics at Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Associate Director, BioInformatics

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Basking Ridge, NJ Full Time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, Bioinformatics will be responsible for bioinformatics analysis utilizing large scale datasets in support of translational medicine goals for drug programs across multiple indications. The successful candidate will contribute to the translational and precision medicine strategies to set goals and enumerate key methodologies and technologies that will generate data analysis results that drive clinical development decision-making. The primary datasets will be derived mostly from analysis of clinical trial patient samples. This role will align closely with the heads of Translational Science, Biomarker and Translational Research, the Precision Medicine Committee, Informatics Technology teams globally, as well as working with bioinformatics leaders in Japan. Other responsibilities will include but not be limited to identifying and interacting with key external experts and monitoring progress toward goals of external research programs in bioinformatics. Lastly, this role will be responsible for helping to construct analytical plan documents as part of an overall translational plan.


Deliver bioinformatics analysis to translational leads, bioinformatics lead and global project teams in support of the translational medicine goals for drug programs across the pipeline.

In collaboration with translational leads, identify challenges and design translational study to address them from the analytical and technical standpoint.

Collaborate with clinical biomarker team to enhance and guide the data acquisition process from technical and analytical perspectives. It includes, but not limited to, selecting bioanalysis platform and vendors, visualizing data and data quality control.

Ensure the strategy and activity align with the external functions from the standpoint of drug development strategy, data analysis and information technology platform. The key stakeholders will include, but not limited to, regulatory affairs, biostatistics and data management, information technology across the entire Daiichi Sankyo Group.

Evaluate and develop novel methods and technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence algorithms) and/or initiate external collaborations to enhance translational research capabilities in the entire Daiichi Sankyo Group

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


At least a Master’s Degree is required. PhD preferred

4 or More Years’ experience in bioinformatics or equivalent required

Experience in oncology drug development at a biopharmaceutical company is preferred

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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