Associate Director, Information Technology & Data Management

Notch Therapeutics

Reports To: Kamran Alam, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
Salary: Commensurate with level of experience
Bonus: TBD
Benefits: Paid time-off, Options, RRSP, Group Insurance (Dental, Life and Medical)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week {up to x% domestic and international travel; some weekend and after-hours work is likely required to meet deadlines}
Status: Full Time, Permanent

Role Summary

The Associate Director, Information Technology & Database Management is responsible for working with key stakeholders to define, recommend, and implement the long-term information systems and data management plan for the Company. Important factors in the systems and data management plan will include compliance with SEC, FDA and other regulatory requirements as well as scalability, cybersecurity, and process transformation within a primarily cloud/SaaS model in a multi-site environment. Systems integration for key business and scientific data will become increasingly important.

About Notch (

Notch Therapeutics is a cell therapy company that has unlocked the ability to produce T cells and other cells from any source of stem cells. At the core of the Notch technology is the Engineered Thymic Niche (ETN) platform, which enables precision control of cell fate during the differentiation and expansion of stem cells. The ETN is the first technology that can reliably generate T-cells from iPSC-derived progenitor cells using fully defined, non-xenogenic reagents at industrial scale. By leveraging the ETN platform, Notch is positioned to design and deliver the next generation of T cell therapeutics that are specifically engineered to address the underlying biology of complex disease systems. The technology was invented in the laboratories of Juan-Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Ph.D. at Sunnybrook Research Institute and Peter Zandstra, Ph.D., FRSC at the University of Toronto. Notch was founded by these two institutions, in conjunction with MaRS Innovation (now Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners) and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) in Toronto.

Key responsibilities:

This is an opportunity to grow with the Company, blending long term strategic thinking with hands-on, front-line work, leveraging business and technology knowledge and experience. Specifically, the Director, Information Technology & Data Management will:

  • propose and manage long term (5+ year) strategic systems and data management plan with prioritized and milestone driven selections and implementations, collaborating with functional groups to assess current and future data and system needs, cybersecurity requirements and process optimization opportunities in a multi-site environment.
  • collaborate with functional groups to prepare requirements documents, run vendor selection processes, negotiate contracts and manage implementations; develop, conduct and document systems risk and validation plans in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • develop, revise and maintain the Company’s Information Technology and Systems policies in accordance with appropriate regulations
  • plan and propose network and telecommunications infrastructure to support business plans and growth
  • manage outsourced providers for network, telecommunications and Helpdesk support
  • provide oversight of data management activities including database design, developing Data Management Plan, implement data governance tools and conduct database closure. This role is responsible for tracking important metrics on database activities and presenting these metrics to a cross-functional team in routine and ad hoc meetings.
  • collaborate with functional groups to define and maintain the company’s data and document management principles and practices, including the development of SOP’s
  • identify and propose new data governance standards, cybersecurity requirements, technologies, systems and ensure proper implementation
  • develop, maintain and oversee Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans
  • act as the main point of contact for IT related sections of internal and external audits
  • utilize established project management methodologies to, depending on the project, act as Project Manager and/or Technical Designer
  • develop and oversee IT related budgets for the company, including capital and operating budgets; oversee inventory lists
  • lead and support change management aspects of systems implementations; develop and deliver and/or source relevant training for all staff
  • Other responsibilities as required

Role Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in leading and supporting information systems and data management activities.
  • Knowledge and experience with various databases and key technologies.
  • Proven experience with system design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical and regulatory requirements, procedures, and policies would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of both Canadian and US regulatory requirements would be an asset.
  • Ability to analyze information, review reports, communicate outcomes, and prioritize actions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment both as a contributor and leader
  • Self-sufficient and able to work with minimal oversight.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional and productive cross-functional working relationships
  • Positive attitude and high personal and ethical standards in achieving corporate goals

To apply for this position please use the following link: Notch Therapeutics – Notch Therapeutics (