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Senior Director of Compuational Biology – Germany

Director of Computational Biology – Germany

Top 20 Pharmaceutical company based in South Germany are looking for an experienced Director of Computational Biology to provide strategic leadership for an established computational biology group working across numerous therapeutics areas. Your objective will be to help grow the function to add tangible value to the pipeline.

You will be expected to:

Lead the Computational Biology function Infrastructure & Analysis, Data Strategy, Governance and Integration, Ontologies and Semantics, Therapeutic Area Relationships to deliver comprehensive data science and computational biology to all therapeutic areas, for target and biomarker discovery, patient selection, disease stratification insights.

Initiate patient-centric research initiative to shift computational biology focus to more systematic and strategic acquisition, integration and analysis of patient-derived samples and datasets and Real-World Evidence Data internally and through dedicated partnerships.
Manage genomics team responsible for Next Generation Sequencing services serving in Germany, supporting all Research TAs as well as other functions within the company.

Contribute to coordination of global Computational Biology data and expertise platforms in collaboration with other BI research centers in Vienna (AUT) and Ridgefield (US).

Develop strategic alignment with key interface functions across the company, to develop a data science strategy that supports strongly patient-centric approaches throughout the life cycle of a product.

Lead, coordinate and manage the research group Computational Biology & Genomics (~24 reports) within the department Target Discovery Research.

Have overall responsibility for generation of necessary RNA/DNA-sequencing data using NGS or single cell analysis (internal lab and CRO), statistical and biological analysis (incl. machine learning) and interpretation of internally produced and externally available biomedical data.
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.

Be responsible for setting up and managing a network of external collaborations with the focus on New Therapeutic Concept generation and biomarker discovery.

Experience and Qualifications
PhD with minimum 10 years’ experience in biochemistry, informatics.
Internationally recognized expertise through publications and presentations in the area of computational biology with deep knowledge of target discovery, biomarker discovery and development.
Candidate needs to have demonstrated achievement in impacting pipeline development via Computational Biology
Demonstrated experience and success in supporting programs at various stages in the value chain through computational biology programs
5+ year leadership experience leading people at all levels through challenging scientific priorities and objectives
Proven track record in setting strategic direction and priorities for Computational Biology and a strong international network.
Experience working in global matrix organizations

For further details on the role and opportunity please contact Eugene McDaid for a confidential discussion on +44 (0) 121 6163475 or +1 6172038507 or send an email to

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