This position serves as a unique opportunity to guide the informatics and data strategy for a rapidly-growing, publicly-traded biotech company. As the first strategic IT hire, this individual will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise information systems to support R&D and general business operations. Manages all IT spend, internal or third party IT staff, and all outsourced IT services. Maintains Legal and Regulatory compliance in all IT operations. Provides direction and support to protect the security and integrity of and increase the value of all information used by the company.

The ideal candidate is a hands on professional and will have broad exposure to both Applications and Infrastructure needed to support a Discovery and Development stage biotech and the ability to oversee service providers in the delivery of IT Infrastructure Services.


Strategy & Planning

  • Coordinate the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the organization.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational structure / plan that supports the needs of the business.
  • Establish IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and processes, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development.
  • Review and negotiate hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts; and pursue master agreements to capitalize on economies of scale
  • Develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Assist other business units in the protection and management of information assets, and the selection and implementation of information acquisition and management processes and non-IT systems.

Applications Management

  • Approve, prioritize, and control projects and the project portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major information systems.
  • Support Discovery and Development business partners in their use of information technologies
  • Implement research and development system projects, directing development, release and maintenance activities.
  • Develop strategic plans for progressing of key R&D initiatives including Clinical Data Management, Laboratory Information Management, Quality Systems and Electronic Lab Notebooks.

Operational Management

  • Ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of service providers, oversight of service level agreements with end users, and monitoring of IT systems performance.
  • Ensure IT system operation adheres to applicable FDA, SEC, and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assess and work to mitigate risk across the company related to information technology and usage.
  • Keep current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and prices. Advise, counsel, and educate executives and management on their competitive or financial impact.
  • Supervise recruitment, development, management, retention, and organization of all IT staff in accordance with corporate budgetary objectives and personnel policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or relevant scientific background
  • 5 years of IT management experience
  • Strong project management skills; experience in organizing, planning and executing projects from vision through implementation, involving internal personnel, contractors and vendors; ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives
  • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals business practices and direction including research and development
  • Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Experience with managing IT Infrastructure Service Providers
  • Strong practical experience in the planning, implementation and ongoing support of both Applications and Infrastructure to support Discovery and
  • Development environments at a clinical-stage Biotech

We are at our best when we combine Human Logic and Science Logic to build great teams and deliver outstanding results. Our 6 values of Compassion, Fun, Trust & Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Results are central to our organization.

Our compassion for patients is the engine that drives our innovation and motivates our sense of urgency; always remembering that patients are waiting. Our compassion for each other creates a safe environment for continuous risk taking and personal development. We connect with our colleagues by having fun together. We take our work seriously and value integrity in producing the highest quality work. We trust each other, respecting all ideas and driving accountability to generate the best results for our patients and team. We encourage openness, direct feedback and transparency in decision-making to enable trust and maintain the nimbleness of the group


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Synlogic, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.