Head of IT (Director Level)

Reporting to the CFO, this position will develop and position our IT infrastructure to meet the demands of a rapidly growing biotechnology company.


  • Lead IT strategy and operations for a R&D organization, preparing the company for future growth
  • Lead development of strategy and implementation of enterprise IT projects to support scientific and G&A functions
  • Create and maintain IT policies, procedures and systems to ensure regulatory, compliance and quality needs are met
  • Develop and implement systems for managing data and software lifecycles
  • Be responsible for contingency planning and maintenance of a robust information security program
  • Manage vendors, consultants and overall budget for IT infrastructure
  • Champion the adoption across the company of best practices in data governance, management, and security
  • Be the face of IT responsible for providing technical IT assistance, including timely and customer-focused support to Pliant team members


  • 7-10 years of relevant experience leading IT for a scientific R&D organization, including support of lab operations
  • Efficient management of external relationships with MSPs, other IT vendors, contractors and consultants
  • Experience leading information security operations, including implementing, monitoring and incident response
  • Experience establishing an environment for validated systems and developing and implementing processes and guidelines in preparation for SOX compliance
  • Strong leadership, project management and communication skills
  • Hands-on, proactive and willing to get involved with the detailed work needed to maintain optimal IT systems throughout the organization
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in computer science or engineering. Advanced degree is preferred
  • Ability to operate in alignment with Pliant’s values