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Associate Medical Director, Life Sciences



London, UK · Cambridge, UK · Oxford, UK
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Location: Oxford or Cambridge ~ hybrid working with a blend of 20-40% in office

About Us

Genomics plc is a pioneering global health-tech company established in 2014. We have developed a world leading team of scientists to drive our understanding of the genetic determinants of many common, chronic diseases. We partner closely with Pharmaceutical companies and Research partners to improve drug discovery and target validation.

The Role

This role sits within the life sciences team, a dynamic and cross functional group taking on multiple challenges across the range of the therapeutic development cycle - from enabling therapeutic target discovery to using genetic risk prediction for the optimization of clinical trial design.

The Associate Medical Director is a senior team member, who leads and contributes to these efforts by:

  • Developing innovative and rigorous scientific strategies needed to address key challenges

  • Independently executing and adapting research plans to deliver high-quality scientific outputs

  • Effectively communicate findings to both internal and external stakeholders across a range of seniority levels and functions (e.g. Science, Medical, Commercial, Technology)

  • In this role, you’ll bring experience across a broad field of computational biology to contribute to multiple domains within our Company (e.g., genomic risk prediction approaches such as PRS; application of core approaches such as GWAS/colocalization for pharmaceutical objectives).

The Associate Medical Director role blends innovative scientific thinking with clinical/medical knowledge. The post-holder will also contribute to the broader medical team, and will be a key strategic role at the interface of medical and science in our broader life-sciences strategy.

What you will need:-

  • Expertise in statistical genetics, computational biology, genetic epidemiology with experience in applications relevant to the life sciences (e.g., genetic risk prediction to inform clinical trial enrollment, genetics for target discovery & validation)

  • Effective communication skills to enable understanding and foster engagement with both internal and external stakeholders across a range of seniority levels (written and/or presentations)

  • Ability to lead for Genomics in interactions with 3rd parties, inc. ability to navigate dialogue to reach desired end goals

  • MD/Phd or PHD educated, with a track record of peer reviewed publications

  • Experience in performing foundational genetic association analyses (e.g., GWAS; PRS)

Non-essential experience that would be useful

  • Experience utilizing a broad array of additional statistical genetic approaches (e.g., colocalization; fine-mapping; Mendelian Randomization) to drive insights

  • Experience within the life sciences industry (e.g., pharmaceutical, biotech industry)


So what's in it for you?

  1. Salaries: Our salaries are externally benchmarked annually to ensure you receive compensation that aligns with the market.

  2. Stock options- every team member gets stock options ensuring that everyone reaps the rewards of our collective growth.

  3. Generous Holiday Allowance: 25 days of annual leave, an additional 3-day company shutdown at the end of the year, plus bank holidays. More time for you to unwind and enjoy.

  4. Progression - We've got a straightforward and open progression framework that lets you easily see your strengths and areas where you can improve. With this knowledge, you can set personal goals to help you move up the career ladder.

  5. Invest in Your Future: Take advantage of our training and development opportunities. From regular training courses, to access to a wide range of L&D materials. We're committed to helping you grow and succeed!

  6. Hybrid Working, Tailored to You: Choose between working in the office and from home. You can be based anywhere in the UK as long as you can get to any one of our offices regularly. As a guide, we expect people to come to the office 1-2 times a week.

  7. Wellbeing: Join a company that values you not just at work but also outside work. We offer a range of benefits, including comprehensive health insurance for you and your family, critical illness coverage, and life insurance. We also offer enhanced paid family leave.

  8. Diversity and Inclusion - At Genomics, we wholeheartedly embrace and champion Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. We foster an inclusive environment through various means, such as our 'All in Club,' a platform where we come together to celebrate and engage in meaningful discussions about cultural diversity. Additionally, we offer our 'Bank Your Bank Holiday' program, allowing you to exchange public holidays for dates that hold personal or cultural significance to you. It's our way of ensuring that every member of our community feels valued and included.

  9. Giving Made Easy: Make a difference with our payroll giving scheme. Donate to your favourite charities tax-free and help make the world a better place!

  10. Green Commute: Join our cycle-to-work scheme and enjoy a healthier, eco-friendly commute. We are also conveniently located by major transport hubs so public transport is a snip. It's good for you and the planet!

  11. Keeping it social: There are a variety of company socials to enjoy throughout the year, from regular company town halls, team picnics, outdoor summer activities, sports events, and other events organised by our social committee.

Would you like to learn more? Great, we’d love to chat. Please reach out for more information and to see if this opportunity is right for you!

Genomics plc is dedicated to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Genomics plc politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.