Director, Informatics

Job Location

The position will be based in Los Angeles, CA

Job Reports To

VP of Chemistry, Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

The Director of Informatics will be responsible for automating business, data management, data visualization software, oracle servers and cheminformatics processes at CHDI.  He/she may also be called upon to interface with external vendors that provide CHDI with various software support services. The position involves collaborating with and supporting scientists at CHDI and external collaborators to discover and develop therapies for Huntington’s disease. He/She should be familiar with Dotmatics products including Bio-register, Browser, and Pipeline Pilot framework and QuickBase application.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to manage external vendors and timelines
  • Responsible for chemical registration and assay data upload and management
  • Responsible for troubleshooting errors during data uploads
  • Responsible for compound dispatch systems (registration, inventory, dispatch) and expected to work closely with vendors and compound dispatch manager
  • Maintenance and support for Oracle databases and various application servers
  • Providing support and training of internal users and external vendors related to compound and data management applications
  • Collecting of user requirements and translating them into specifications for development team
  • He or she must be able to motivate and inspire the team to reach the specified goal(s).

Qualifications of a Director of Informatics:

  • MS or Ph.D. in physical sciences or life sciences
  • Experience in chemical registration and assay data management
  • Experience in IT project management
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and Oracle database
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written


  • Honest, Ethical, Hard Working, Innovative, and a team player
  • Flexible, open minded, ability to listen to others
  • Motivate, guide and inspire integrated teams

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