Chief IT Architect
||The Francis Crick Institute
||Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading research Institutes at a crucial time in its evolution, and play a definitive role in shaping it for the future.
The Information Technology and Services (IT&S) team within the Francis Crick Institute is responsible for the design, implementation and operation of all IT applications which manage the running of the institute, along with the publication and library services provided to scientists. Within this team, this role will be responsible for technical strategy, software development standards and architectural policy, providing hands-on technical leadership and mentoring across the IT&S organisation. It is anticipated that the role will recruit a small team of engineers, and work with a matrix of technology platform leads to deliver business outcomes.
The successful candidate will report to the Director, IT&S, as part of the Crick Operations organisation, and will be a key member of the IT&S leadership team.
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.