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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Statistical Geneticist - Oncology

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Statistical Geneticist - Oncology *Based in Oxford but flexible working options* This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing biotechnology company who specialise...

Principal Bioinformatics Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Bioinformatics Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy Germany - Pharma The global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (gCBDS) department is engaged in target discovery resea...

Scientific Director Comp Bio - Oncology

Vienna Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

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

Bioinformatician / Pipeline developer

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatics / Pipeline Developer - Post Doc Cambridge This is a fantastic opportunity for a Post-Doc/PhD Graduate to join the R&D computational biology group as a Bioinformatics pipe...

Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology - Germany! We have a very exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner f...

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory Pharma. Germany Global Computational Biology and Digital Science (GCBDS) is a global team supporting the therapeutic areas wi...

Principal Scientist Comp Bio - Central Nervous System

Baden-Württemberg Germany 100K - 125K Permanent

Principal Scientist Computational Biology - Central Nervous System! If you are Scientist specialising in Computational Biology, Central Nervous System and are looking for that next step in...

DevOps Engineer

Cambridgeshire Competitive Permanent

DevOps Engineer *The company is happy to consider flexible working options* This is a great opportunity to join a biotech company in Cambridge who are working on cancer diagnos...

Research Beyond Borders Partner - Comp Biology

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology - Germany! We have a very exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner f...

Test Engineer

Cambridgeshire Competitive Permanent

Test EngineerCambridge, UK (Flexible Working) Forward thinking, international, start-up company seeking a test engineer to assist them in their mission to provide solutions to benefit the development...

Statistical Geneticist - Oncology

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Statistical Geneticist - Oncology *Based in Oxford but flexible working options* This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing biotechnology company who specialise...

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory - Germany Do you have experience in leading a team of computational biologists in immunology & respiratory? If so, then we have...

Scientific Director Comp Bio - Cancer Research

Vienna, Austria Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

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

Automation Test Engineer - Software

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Automation Test Engineer - Software Cambridge, UK This company are looking for a test engineer to assist them in providing software solutions to benefit the development of precision med...

Automation Test Engineer

Cambridge, UK Competitive Permanent

Test Engineer Cambridge, UK Forward thinking, international, start-up company seeking a test engineer to assist them in their mission to provide solutions to benefit the development of...

Principal Scientist Comp Bio - Central Nervous System

Baden-Württemberg, Germany 100K - 125K Permanent

Principal Scientist Computational Biology - Central Nervous System! If you are Scientist specialising in Computational Biology, Central Nervous System and are looking for that next step in...

Principal Scientist - Gene Therapy

Baden-Württemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology in Research Beyond Borders Pharma - Germany The global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (gCBDS) department is engaged in target dis...

Principal Scientist - Comp Bio in Research Beyond Borders

Baden-Württemberg, Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology in Research Beyond Borders We have a very exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist - Computational Biology in Research Beyond Borders to j...

Principal Scientist - CNS

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist Computational Biology - Central Nervous System Pharma - Germany In this role you will accelerate and incubate the digital transformation of our Innovation Unit throu...

Software Quality Manager

Cambridgeshire Competitive Permanent

Software Quality Manager The company helps clients such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies address big data challenges in genomic healthcare and precision medicine. Their systems ar...

Principal Scientist - Com Bio Cardiometabolic Diseases

Baden-Württemberg, Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases! Germany Paramount is working this Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases role ex...

Principal Scientist - Comp Bio for Cardiometabolic Diseases

Baden-Württemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases Pharma. Germany Embedded in BI's growing Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (gCBDS) Unit you have...

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory

Baden-Württemberg, Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory - Germany Do you have experience in leading a team of computational biologists in immunology & respiratory? If so, then we have...

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology Germany - Pharma The global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (gCBDS) department is engaged in ta...