NashBio is an exciting biotech startup that is fundamentally changing drug discovery & development processes in biopharma. A spinout from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, NashBio is the only company of its kind that leverages years of rich longitudinal clinical data and genomic information of hundreds of thousands of individuals to address pressing R&D questions for our clients in the biopharmaceutical and diagnostics industries. We leverage this massive databank, along with unique computational methods developed at VUMC, to offer a range of precision medicine services to biopharma.
NashBio's business harnesses a unique genetic database linked to de-identified electronic medical records (EMRs) with years of longitudinal clinical data. The dataset is the largest and highest quality of its kind, providing an unprecedented opportunity to glean valuable clinical & genomic insights to accelerate the discovery & development of new drugs & diagnostics. The business has a wide range of offerings relevant to biopharma and diagnostics companies, resulting in accelerated and more productive R&D. The company is revenue-generating with a business model focused in two areas:
Leveraging the genomic-linked EMR database to provide R&D insights to biopharma, diagnostics and other life science customers through a consulting model
Formation of biotech spinouts based on proprietary biological insights derived from the database
NashBio is currently seeking an experienced executive for a full time role as Chief Scientific Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for management of scientific staff, delivery of R&D consulting services and development of attractive concepts for potential spinout based on internal analysis of the database. He/she will have significant biopharma and/or diagnostics experience, excel in an early-stage environment and be comfortable interfacing with academic partners. Additionally, this person will have a strong grasp of human genetics and bioinformatics, the ability to communicate complex biomedical concepts to clients and colleagues and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Articulate and advance the scientific strategy of the company
Manage scientific team of genomics, clinical and data scientists to deliver client-ready R&D insights from a large database of de-identified clinical records and genotypes
Recruit and develop the scientific staff that does the analyses for consulting projects
Iterate on potential new outputs from the database for consulting purposes and interface with Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers to drive areas of new development, including improvements to the database itself
Develop standards, processes, tools and algorithms for creating outputs with significant biological insight
Drive database mining efforts: utilize appropriate algorithms and statistical models to uncover commercially compelling gene-disease relationships and other potentially valuable insights from the database
Support the packaging of such insights into biotech spinouts (e.g., by identifying attractive compounds, determining scientific steps to validate and translate insights, etc.) through collaborations with biopharma or diagnostics companies, venture capital firms and other partners to create development companies
Contribute scientific expertise and credibility to business development efforts
Support business development team by building and maintaining high-level contacts with current and prospective customers and other business partners
Participate ad hoc on the NashBio Board of Directors
Engage and leverage NashBio Scientific Advisory Board to support above
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
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