Head of AI

Location City of London
Discipline: Technology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££100,000 - £130,000 DOE
Job ref: AS - Head of AI
Published: 29 days ago
Expiry date: 29 Feb 2024 23:59

A leading innovator in the pharmaceutical industry, dedicated to advancing healthcare through cutting-edge research, development, and manufacturing of life-saving medications. We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Head of AI to lead my clients Artificial Intelligence initiatives, driving innovation, efficiency, and transformative changes in drug discovery, development, and manufacturing processes.

Position Overview: As the Head of AI, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our AI strategy. You will lead a talented team of AI professionals, collaborating cross-functionally with research and development, data science, IT, and other departments to leverage AI technologies for enhanced drug discovery, process optimization, and decision-making.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive AI strategy aligned with the company's goals and objectives.

  • Provide visionary leadership to guide the organization in adopting and integrating AI technologies.

  • Lead and mentor a high-performing team of AI professionals, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning.

  • Build a diverse and skilled team capable of driving AI initiatives across various business functions.

  • Implement AI solutions to expedite drug discovery and development processes.

  • Collaborate with research and development teams to identify opportunities for AI applications in molecular modelling, target identification, and preclinical research.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of AI algorithms for analysing complex biological, chemical, and clinical data.

  • Ensure seamless integration of AI models with existing data infrastructure.

  • Identify opportunities to streamline and optimize manufacturing processes using AI, enhancing efficiency and reducing costs.

  • Implement AI-driven predictive maintenance and quality control measures in manufacturing facilities.

  • Stay abreast of AI-related regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Work with regulatory affairs teams to ensure compliance with relevant standards and guidelines.

  • Collaborate with external partners, research institutions, and technology providers to stay at the forefront of AI advancements.

  • Evaluate and establish partnerships that support the company's AI objectives.

Required experience and qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology.

  • Proven leadership experience in implementing AI solutions within the pharmaceutical or life sciences industry.

  • Strong understanding of drug discovery and development processes.

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical or life science industry experience.

  • Expertise in machine learning, natural language processing, and other AI technologies.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Familiarity with regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements related to AI in pharmaceuticals.

  • You are a visionary leader with a passion for leveraging AI to revolutionise pharmaceutical processes and possess significant experience in the pharmaceutical or life sciences industry.