NGS Scientist - PHARMA

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Genetics & Genomics
  3. Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland
Posting date: 10 Jan 2020

An excellent multinational healthcare company is seeking a skilled NGS Scientist - PHARMA, you will be based in the desirable area of Basel, Switzerland. This is a chance to join a top healthcare organisation who provide an innovative range of diagnostic solutions and medicines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Directing contribution to pre-clinical research with your expertise in Genetics & Genomics to enable cpd safety evaluation and translational biomarkers
  • Scientific and technical contribution to experimental design, analysis, and interpretation of data
  • Responsibility to perform assigned tasks independently, on time and within own forecasted budget specifically in the NGS area (eg RNAseq on animal tissue samples)
  • Presenting of own results to supervisor, team members, within the department, to collaborators.
  • Flexibility in working with other groups throughout the department to meet the needs of the department's portfolio.
  • Sharing insights, knowledge and experience within the Genetics & Genomics team.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in oncology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or related field, ideally as well as the first experience within the pharma industry.
  • Experienced in using NGS platforms (Illumina, Oxford Nanopore) and data analyses tools.
  • Solid overall knowledge of the research and drug development process.
  • Display self-initiative and a strong sense of accountability with an ability and willingness to challenge, be challenged and learn.
  • Committed team player, mindful of interpersonal dynamics and respectful to the viewpoints and ideas of other colleagues.
  • Build and foster multidisciplinary relationships, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to influence others.
  • Display a positive mindset, are flexible, proactive, dynamic and can easily adapt to change.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Previous experience in managing outsourcing of Genetics & Genomics activities to external service providers.
  • 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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