Computational Biologist Jobs

Computational biology is used to help identify drug and therapeutic targets quicker and more accurately than ever before.

Computational biologists work closely with ‘wet lab’ research scientists to help design experiments that will generate data about a specific area of interest. They then create a pipeline programme which will be used by the bioinformatician to order the data in a structured way before it is passed onto a bioinformatic analyst for interpretation. The analyst uses the data to spot patterns, trends and anomalies which identify biomarkers or genetic markers that affect disease.

Once markers have been identified, computational biologists use their extensive computer skills to generate and test hypotheses, for example for new therapeutic concepts, based on the findings.

Successful candidates in these very technical roles will ideally be educated to PhD level in a relevant discipline, such as computational biology, statistics or physics, and have experience of using computational approaches on real world problems. They also need a good understanding of data science languages such as R and Python.

Computational biologists work in academia as well as commercial settings, where they are particularly important in helping pharmaceutical companies find discovery targets and assist in drug discovery.

Computational Biologist Salary

The starting salary for a Computational Biologist role would be £35,000.

Each company structures their salary and benefits differently and some of the perks are fantastic!

Latest Computational Biologist Jobs


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Support Bioinformatician

London Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatician - Research Support London The post holder provides high calibre bioinformatics research support to external researchers and industrial partners by enabling analysis, fa...

Data Steward - Comp Bio

Vienna Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Data Steward - Computational Biology This is an exciting role offering the opportunity to join a global pharmaceutical company based in Vienna, Austria. Biomedical research is...

Principal Scientist - Data Steward Computational Biology

Vienna Plus Benefits Permanent

Principal Scientist - Data Steward Computational Biology - Vienna We are working exclusively for a client who develops breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas o...

Digital Product Owner

Baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Digital Product Owner - Pharma This is a great opportunity to join a family owned global pharma based in Germany, developing breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions. This role si...

Senior Healthcare Data Steward - Germany

Baden-Württemberg Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Senior Healthcare Data Steward - Germany! Fantastic opportunity to work with a top 20 Pharmaceutical company based in Germany! We are partnered with a client who develops break...

Lead Genomics Data Scientist - Diversity

London Plus Benefits Permanent

Lead Genomics Data Scientist - Diversity Paramount is working closely with a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling faster, deeper genomic research, bringing genomic healthcare to all w...

Head of data and infrastructure - Pharma

Baden-Württemberg Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Head of Data and Infrastructure - Pharmaceuticals Germany I am currently recruiting for an exciting role with a top 10 pharmaceutical company based in their office in the South...

Head of Data and Infrastructure - Pharma

Baden-Württemberg Competitive Permanent

Head of Data and Infrastructure Germany The Head of Data and Infrastructure is fully accountable for all Computational Biology Data and Infrastructure activities. This person will devel...

Senior Healthcare Data Steward

Baden-Württemberg Competitive Permanent

Senior Healthcare Data Steward - Germany Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences This is a great opportunity for a talented and driven data expert to join a global computation...

Digital Product Manager

Baden-Württemberg Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Digital Product Manager - Germany! We are working this Digital Product Manager role exclusively for a client who develops breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unme...

Digital Product Manager

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Digital Product Manager - PharmaGermanyThis is a great opportunity to join a family owned global pharma based in Germany, developing breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions. This ro...

Data Analyst - Rare Diseases

City of London Plus Benefits Permanent

Data Scientist/Data Analyst - London! Data Analyst or Data Scientist - Rare Diseases! Paramount is working closely with a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling faster, deeper gen...

Director Computational Biology - Cancer Research

Vienna Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Director Computational Biology - Cancer Research! Austria! We are working this role exclusively for a client who develops breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in area...

Data Scientist - Cancer

City of London Plus Benefits Permanent

Data Scientist - London! Data Scientist - Cancer or Rare Diseases! Paramount is working closely with a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling faster, deeper geno...

Director of Comp Bio - Oncology

Vienna Competitive Permanent

Director of Comp Bio - Oncology! Director Computational Biology, Cancer Research! Austria! We are working this role exclusively for a client who develops breakthrough therapies...

Scientific Director Computational Biology - Cancer Research

Vienna Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Scientific Director Computational Biology - Cancer Research! Austria! We are working this role exclusively for a client who develops breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in ar...

Scientific Director Computational Biologist

Vienna Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Scientific Director Computational Biology Cancer Research! Austria! We are working this role exclusively for a client who develops breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solut...