Senior Tissue and Data Acquisition Specialist
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023
<div> <span style="font-size:16pt;">Who We Are</span> </div><div> <span style="font-size:11pt;">Technology has transformed almost every single aspect of our lives. Yet, it still takes 12 years to develop a drug. Today thousands of diseases affecting hundreds of millions of people have no effective treatment. Accelerating the pace of bringing effective, new medicines to patients is one of the greatest opportunities for humanity.</span> </div><div> <br> <div> <span style="font-size:11pt;">Our mission is to develop better drugs, faster using technology. We have built an end-to-end technology-driven drug discovery platform centered around one of the field’s largest human genomics databases in neuroscience. We use aspects of machine learning to map the complex causes of disease and turn those insights into promising drug candidates on our internal biology and chemistry platforms. We are developing drugs to treat some of the biggest medical challenges today: ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Our first drug entered the clinic in October 2022 as a new treatment for ALS and was discovered entirely from our platform.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <span style="font-size:11pt;">We have raised $134M from top tier investors (e.g. BlackRock, Eli Lilly, Merck, Section 32, Threshold Ventures, Y Combinator, etc) and in 2021 we announced a $706M deal with Eli Lilly. We are a team of data scientists, neuroscientists, and drug developers united around an audacious vision: to build the next Genentech of the digital age.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <span style="font-size:16pt;">Who You Are</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:12pt;">Verge Genomics is a cutting-edge biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the field of drug discovery. Our mission is to develop new treatments for currently incurable diseases using data from human tissues and advanced machine learning techniques. We are looking for a talented and passionate Tissue and Data Acquisition Specialist to join our Translational Genomics team.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <span style="font-size:12pt;">You will lead a number of cross functional projects and play a key role in our target discovery efforts. You will act as a thought leader – reading literature, designing experiments, and communicating relevant information to internal and external stakeholders. You will also collect high-quality tissue and data from banks and repositories, coordinate public data landscaping efforts, manage -omics data generation, and ensure that all tissue and data is accurately collected, stored, and shared.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <span style="font-size:12pt;">To excel in this role, you must have a strong background in disease biology, strong written and verbal communication skills, and strong project management and organizational skills. If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for using cutting-edge technologies to solve complex biological problems, we want to hear from you. Join us at Verge Genomics and help us change the world of drug discovery.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <span style="font-size:14pt;">Your outcomes:</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:12pt;">Form new relationships with tissue and data repositories and gather information on their inventories, sample-associated clinical metadata, and acquisition process.Coordinate public -omics data landscaping activities for select diseases.Act as internal thought leader and project manager for select diseases.Evaluate omics data providers and technologies.Author tissue applications, contracts, progress reports, and publications.Based on information that you gather, design and execute tissue acquisition and omics data generation strategies for select diseases.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <span style="font-size:14pt;">You will support the business through:</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <b style="font-size:12pt;">Understanding Disease Biology</b> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:12pt;">You will keep your team informed regarding known genetic drivers of disease, pathways involved, patented drugs, and known therapeutic targets.You will perform diligence on targets, linking them to disease, developing therapeutic hypotheses, determining their expression patterns in tissue, and identifying any safety risks associated with their modulation.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <b style="font-size:12pt;">Tissue and Data Acquisition</b> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:12pt;">You will seek out new tissue repositories and form relationships with them, learning about their inventory, how samples are processed and stored, what associated patient metadata they have, and what their contract terms are like.You will represent Verge before, during, and after the acquisition process, completing applications, answering committee questions, and providing progress reports.You will coordinate public data landscaping and QC efforts, organizing data for internal target discovery efforts.</span> </div> <div> <br> <div> <b style="font-size:12pt;">Generating omics data</b> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:12pt;">You will develop and maintain external relationships with -omics data generating partners (CRO’s and academic collaborators) and evaluate their capabilities.You will work with our -omics data providers to ensure that tissue is acquired in the correct mass, quantities, and form to enable high-quality omics data generation.You will coordinate the logistics, contracts, and documentation associated with tissue shipment and omics data generation, and you will coordinate with our computational biology team to organize, review, and QC incoming omics data.</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>
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