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Director of Computional Biology - World Leading Pharma

Germany   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Director of Computional Biology - World Leading Pharma

One of the world's leading pharmaceutical organisation are currently seeking highly qualified candidate with exceptional knowledge and demonstrable experience in computational biology, target discovery and genomics to spearhead their world class computational biology team. This post demands an incredibly strategic mind with strong and proven leadership skills, as there will be direct and matrix management of a department of around 25 people. The Director of Computational Biology and Genomics plays a pivotal role in the strategic generation of new therapeutic concepts and discovery of novel biomarkers within core therapeutic fields. Expertise in fields of Respiratory, Immunology, CNS or Cardio-Metabolic are highly desirable. This is a unique and challenging opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

Tasks & responsibilities

*As a Director you are overall responsible for leading and managing the research group Computational Biology & Genomics (~20 reports) within the department Target Discovery Research.
*You will hold the entire responsibility for generation of necessary RNA/DNA- sequencing data using NGS or single cell analysis (internal lab and CRO), statistical and biological analysis and interpretation of internally produced and externally available biomedical data.
*In your role you will contribute to the generation of New Therapeutic Concepts and discovery of novel biomarkers in collaboration with Therapeutic Areas Immunology & Respiratory, Cardio-Metabolic, CNS-diseases, Cancer Immunology and Research Beyond Borders.
*You are responsible for setting up and managing a network of external collaborations with the focus on New Therapeutic Concept generation and biomarker discovery.
*As a Director you are accountable for budget and headcount of the Group Computational Biology & Genomics.
*You contribute to the coordination of global Computational Biology data and expertise platforms in collaboration with other sites on a global scale


*Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biology or a closely related field and a strong background in target discovery based on omics data.
*At least 5 years of experience within the field of Computational Biology in a pharmaceutical industry or biotech background.
*Experience in one of the above mentioned Therapeutic Areas is highly advantageous.
*Additionally, applicants show a proven track record of several years of successfully scientific working.
*Very strong leadership skills and networking capabilities and enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams.
*Excellent communication and presentation skills in English language complete the profile.

If you'd like to learn more about this exciting project and organisation, call Emilie for an informal chat on +44 121 616 3477. To apply, please send a copy of your CV to efrancis@pararecruit.com.

Key words: Bioinformatics, Target Discovery, Biomarker, Cardiometabolic, Immunology, Respiratory, Neuroscience, Computational Biology, Genomics, NGS, novel targets, pharmaceutical, drug development.

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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Posted: 28th July 2017
  • Expires: 25th August 2017
  • Reference: EFDIRCB
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