Herschel J. R. Weintraub
Responsibilities included domain expert in Data Federaton
and Integration (Information Integrator ®), Enterprise
Annotation (InsightLink ®), Pharmaceutical and Biotech
R&D Workflow Analysis. Worked closely with
development teams and sales force to provide in-depth
domain expertise to translate customer challenges into
product and services offerings. Thought Leadership in
Chemical Informatics and high performance computing.
Completed IBM "Basic Blue" Management Training.
Responsibilities included software development and
support for Research, Development, and document
management support for Regulatory Affairs. Also
responsible for the Scientific Library.
Managed a staff of 40+ including 3 managers, and
administered a budget in excess of $6MM. Additional staff
responsibilities included an average of 10-15 contract
Streamlined software development by initiating close
interaction of Research and Development software
development teams. Worked closely with Help Desk and
Desktop Support to assure excellent response and
anticipation of client needs.
Vice President, Computational Chemistry & Informatics
Established R&D IT and Computational Chemistry
Departments. Responsibilities included development and
implementation of Chemical Informatics system including
chemical structure database, compound tracking, library
design, diversity assessment.
Responsible for development of "user-friendly" integrated
drug discovery informatics system.
Presented executive briefings to potential partners and
investors on computational approaches to drug discovery,
including library design with others in executive
Expanded multi-site computational chemistry team from
2 members to 8. Led team that discovered first "small
molecule" inhibitor of a protein-protein interaction
Successfully integrated computational chemistry
approaches into therapeutic discovery teams making
significant contributions toward advancing several
compounds into development.
Negotiated approximately 50% discount on an 8
processor "low cost" Cray Supercomputer.
Copyright 2010 Herschel J.R. Weintraub
Director, Scientific Computing
R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical
Research Institute (J&J)
Assistant Director, Discovery Research
IBM Life Sciences Consulting