Nicole Kay Hobbs, PhD

Director of Operations
Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research 


BS, Microbiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

PhD, Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Personal Statement

I am the newly hired Director of Operations at the Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research at Intermountain Healthcare. I plan to leverage my experience in Pharmaceutical Research and Operations Management to support the creation of new synergies and partnerships focused around the medical informatics expertise that the Homer Warner Center possesses. I am a PhD scientist by training and have worked for 14 years within Biomedical Research and Management. I value a culture of enthusiasm, personal accountability, cross-functional collaboration and continuous improvement. My current business goals include driving new initiatives, cultivating innovative solutions, and providing direction to the teams that make differences in the lives of patients.

Employment / Experience

Research Associate, Department of Biology, Montana State University
PhD Student, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Montana State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Research, Novartis
Manager, Research Operations and Planning, Center for Proteomic Chemistry, Novartis
Co-founder and President, The Daedalus Institute for Biological Research
Director of Operations, Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research, Intermountain Healthcare


Grad. Student Talk Award, NW Regional Dev. Biol. Conf., Friday Harbor, WA
Novartis Postdoc Retreat Organization Committee, Basel, Switzerland
Co-founder - Novartis Postdoc Career Forum Series, Cambridge, MA
Vice-President, Novartis Postdoctoral Association, Cambridge, MA
Keynote Speaker/Guest of Honor, MSU Graduate Recruitment Weekend
Guest Career Speaker, Harvard University, Dunster House Science Lecture Series
Developer/Host of “The 2009 Open House for Technology”- a company-wide event showcasing new and existing computational and research technologies, Novartis, Cambridge, MA
2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
SPOT Award Recipient for Performance Excellence, Novartis, Cambridge, MA
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