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Global R&D Academy Technology & Innovation Leader (m/f)

Datalynx AG


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For our client, based in Basel region, we are looking for an ambitious

Global R&D Academy Technology & Innovation Leader (m/f)


The R&D Academy Technology Leader will have an enterprise wide impact and sphere of influence. This is a highly important leadership role in the R&D Academy (RDA). We have a big vision for scientists with technology playing a key role in offering them a futuristic “one place” for their personalized learning and collaboration. This role will work closely with the R&D Academy Head and the core team in developing the MVPs and re-iterations for the technology solutions the RDA aims to offer for scientists . The role will also partner with scientists to translate insights into actionable growth opportunities for the Pharma organization. Key focus areas include creating a proactive, agile, global organization to build impactful learning experiences for scientists, creating and fostering a learning culture, and driving continuous improvement of R&D Academy services.

General Information
  • Start date: 01.07.2021
  • Latest start date: 01.08.2021
  • End date: 31.12.2021
  • Extension: planned
  • Workload: 100%
  • Work location: Kaiseraugst (home office until further notice)
  • Remote: 2 days per week maximum, prior approval needed
  • Travel: no
  • Team: 50+
Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Lead the strategy and vision of technology for learning platform and other technology for all scientists 
  • You lead the identification and validation of technologies through proof-of-concepts that you design
  • You identify and manage required partnerships to ensure cutting-edge capabilities in the intersection of artificial intelligence, technology, and learning
  • You champion an agile, iterative development process driven by design thinking, frequent end-user input, and constant insight generation from data
  • You bring innovation to how and what scientists want to learn to bring medicines to patients faster
Must Haves
  • Strategic thought leader with proven experience designing innovative learning technologies
  • Proven working experience in a leading position in the intersection of technology, learning and innovation preferably in a pharmaceutical environment 
  • Experience within a Tech company specializing in creating and providing learning content through multiple channels 
  • 5y+ of relevant experience working as Business Analyst / Learning Technology Specialist in a comparable environment (defining a new approach in relation to Learning)
  • Extensive experience leading the implementation and adoption of learning technologies
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language

Who You are

  • You are motivated by your impact on scientists and ultimately on patients
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, complex work environment with lots of humor
  • You are motivated by the opportunity to rethink our approach to learning
  • Your focus is always on making things possible rather than why things cannot happen
  • No specific degree needed, but you need to be a leader in the intersection of technology, learning, and innovation
  • Comfort and skills operating in a heavily matrixed organization with a keen sense of required communication with various stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly grasp concepts and outstanding ability to handle complexity by simplifying it and providing clear directions to the team
  • Creative, innovative with an open mindset of possibilities

Jan Schmitz-Elsen
Talent Acquisition Consultant
+41 79 425 10 45

We look forward to receiving your online application with your CV!

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