Strategy Director - Data Science (Digital health & AI)

Strategy Director - Data ScienceLondon or BerlinReference: 3215 (adapt)
  • Chance to lead the strategy of how Data is utilised in Investment, Mental Health treatment and Digital Health Therapeutics
  • Significant oversight in acquisition strategy, data collection and analysis plans, both for existing pipelines and new therapies
  • Chance to outline the plan for building a multi-company library of health information
  • Significant package including equity forecast to be worth well into 6 figures over a short time period

Revolutionising the way Mental Health is treated, and how those results are recorded – that’s the mission of this company, and they’re set to do it with a business model like no other.

They’re a powerhouse in the investment, incubation and development of early stage companies pioneering highly efficacious therapies addressing a host of Mental illnesses.

In addition to acting as a parent entity - providing the support, technical expertise and funding required to move these pipelines through Clinical stages - they’re also setting themselves up as a world leader in both Digital Health treatment, and new modalities of decentralised Clinical trials and Evidence Generation. They believe this to be crucial to the future of assessing mental health therapy.

The pipeline of companies they own are lean, agile, and largely at early stage, relying on Consultancy support to date. Now, they’re looking to create a brand new team, bring the Data Science functions in-house and set up a huge, centralised, umbrella data bank not only to act as a library for existing pipelines, but also as a resource to explore R&D opportunities in patient monitoring and Digital Therapeutics.

The bottom line: they’re working to open a door to a new category of Mental Health drug therapy, whilst also developing the Digital Clinical Evaluation tools of tomorrow.

Who are they looking for?

This position is for a Data driven Commercial leader. A background working in Digital Health is a must have, as is strategic experience looking at what data sets are required - and how they might be acquired - to assist in the development of new Digital products.

The Data Science teams will report to a different function, so whilst an understanding of Data Science in Healthcare would be a plus, the focus for this role is less on a technical background in Data Science, and more on people with strategic experience in looking how data can be utilised commercially in the HealthTech space.

  • 6+ years’ experience working in leading Data driven initiatives, including experience at a Senior Manager / Director level in Commercial teams
  • Exposure to building Health Technology / Digital Health / Digital Monitoring systems
  • Experience working in Health Technology Start-Ups, Private Equity or Consultancy
  • Understanding of requirements working across Biotechnology data sets over PHI, clinical questionnaires and clinical biomarkers
  • Experience in building Data Science teams
  • Background in working across international teams
  • Highly entrepreneurial approach

What’s the job?

Strategy and Operational Lead

  • In defining the plans for Data usage in the business for new product development


  • Of those Data strategy teams being built in the next 12 months

Oversight in product and systems development

  • You’ll be the lead in working with Product Development teams to outline the Data strategy in the creation of new personalised Digital Therapeutics and Decentralised Clinical Trials / patient monitoring platforms

Input to Acquisition strategy

  • Where data sets are not currently available but needed, you will advise senior leadership on potential acquisition strategies to obtain the necessary information both for pipeline development and the conception and development of new Digital Products


  • You’ll be leading strategic governance of Data, putting in place key data controls required to support the function

What do they offer?

  • Opportunity to be the first through the door in leading the Business Data strategy
  • Chance to build a team reaching across a variety of pipelines and Product Development initiatives
  • Scope to change the landscape of how Clinical Trials in Mental Health take place and are recorded
  • Significant package, including competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, exceptional private healthcare and significant equity options forecast to be worth high 6 figures in a short space of time
  • Flexible working options – please note: they do need this person in the office 2-3 days a week, based out of Central London or Berlin

For more information, please get in touch with Jason Cox at Zest Medical.

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Contact: Jason Cox
Telephone: 0114 229 1672