Data Scientist - Bioinformatics

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Informatics
  3. Belgium
Wavre, Walloon Brabant
Posting date: 06 Jun 2019

An international pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a Data Scientist - Bioinformatics to their office in Belgium. The organisation researches, develops, and manufactures innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an establishment that brings differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible by utilising scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

The Data Scientist - Bioinformatics contributes to production of advanced data analytics and bioinformatics deliverables for Vaccines Technical R&D projects and ensure they are at the top of research and industry standards with respect to scientific excellence, quality and timelines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Bioinformatics Data Scientist will integrate and analyze complex, high dimensional data sets to extract biological knowledge relevant for Vaccines R&D.
  • They will use and develop state-of-the-art bioinformatics and data analysis tools to perform:
    • Bioinformatics/data analytics activities for Vaccines Technical R&D
    • Data and knowledge integration for hypothesis generation
    • Data modelling for innovative assays, high-dimensional readouts, and microbial genomics
    • Development of tailored systems and analytical models for explorative analytics of omics data
    • Development of analysis pipelines using combinations of heterogeneous, high dimensional datasets and tools
    • Advise on data formats, data analysis strategies
  • Fostering innovation within TRD and keeping abreast of the new and most recent developments and innovations in the fields relevant for the role.
  • Communicating results to internal stakeholders and scientific community, translating complex solutions into simple, understandable and effective messages.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Basic background knowledge in molecular biology.
  • Demonstrated proficiency / publication record in one or more of the following areas:
    • Computational biology
    • Bioinformatics and genomics
    • Systems vaccinology and immuno-informatics
    • Data mining and machine learning
    • Computational/dynamic modelling
    • High performance scientific computing infrastructures
  • Good programming, data analytics and modelling skills.
  • Good business understanding of the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Good knowledge of vendors and state-of-the-art solutions for Exploratory Data Analytics.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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