1 week ago

Principal Scientist - Healthcare Biobanks

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: PSHBBI_1626358549

Principal Scientist - Healthcare Biobanks

Pharma. Germany


This is a great opportunity to join a family-owned global pharma organisation who are looking to develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. This role sits within the Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences Unit, based in South Germany. Through In Silico methods combined with disease biology, the organisation want to increase human disease insights. The ultimate goal is to drive faster and improved decision making in order to identify impactful first-in-class therapies for patients.

The ideal candidate will establish, manage and develop strategic partnerships with external partners to accelerate the access to and the ingestion of our external healthcare database and biobanks strategy. You would also identify new external database opportunities, ensure the timely access to external healthcare datasets, build knowledge of their contents and therefore drive our data access and ingestion objectives.


Tasks and Responsibilities Include:

*Scout for external population-scale biomedical databases and biobanks to support the implementation of our portfolio of initiatives

*Establish, manage, and grow a network of biobank partners in order to be able to act on specific portfolio needs

*Continuously explore healthcare biobank opportunities through external innovation for strategy and portfolio

*Provide expert knowledge concerning the biological content and data types of the respective biobank and dataset to key partners and stakeholders

*While managing the establishment of partnerships you also provide resources and capabilities to the use case team

*Plan and conduct tailored outreach and engagement activities and collaborate closely with different Therapeutic Areas and the global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences to identify areas for strategic database partnerships

*Communication and networking with external partners is an essential part of the role

Requirements Include:

*PhD or master's degree in life sciences, computer sciences or a related field with long-time professional expertise in pharma Research & Development

*Extensive experience in conducting and managing external partnerships and collaborations in multidisciplinary environments

*Previous experience in working with biobanks / consortium data assets

*Experience in managing population scale healthcare databases / consortium biobanks like data access agreements

*Biomedical knowledge of multiple datatypes is highly desirable

*Rapid recognition of innovative and breakthrough opportunities offered by partners, including their match with current use cases and initiatives.

*Quick grasp on new concepts, domains, function-specific needs and challenges paired with a strong digital, well-structured mindset with an open and curious attitude

*Excellent communication and intercultural skills in English


This is a highly challenging, collaborative role offering a competitive remuneration package and some great benefits such as life insurance, pension, bonus scheme and relocation allowance.

Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

Keywords: Biobank, Consortium, Portfolio, Strategy, Population, Partnerships, Innovation, Epidemiology, Collaboration, Drug, Discovery, Database, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Pharma, Network, Germany.


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