Group Leader Bioinformatics (m/f/d)

Proteome Sciences plc. is a specialized contract service organization providing mass spectrometry-based proteomics projects to an international client base from its laboratories in Frankfurt, Germany. We provide a range of standard methods for unbiased discovery of protein biomarkers and detailed mapping of the biological processes underlying disease and drug mechanisms of action. In addition, we develop targeted mass spectrometry assays under GCLP conditions for clients running clinical trials.
The Bioinformatics Group is responsible for the statistical modelling of mass-spectrometry-derived quantitative protein expression data and works closely with all other groups within the company to meet the requirements of our customers in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We are currently seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with a proven track record of leadership and innovation to the role of Group Leader Bioinformatics.

Activities and responsibilities

As Group Leader Bioinformatics you will be responsible for all day-to-day aspects of the group’s activities as well as developing a strategic vision for the growth of data sciences within the organization. You will have direct line management responsibilities for your team and will be expected to perform data analysis projects using our validated integration and statistical modelling tools. You are also required to engage with the Sales team to lead bioinformatics discussions with clients at all stages of project acquisition, execution and reporting

Key Duties and responsibilities:
  • Team leadership through effective management and development of staff in the Bioinformatics Group
  • Maximising group performance through optimised scheduling and monitoring of individual tasks against commercial goals
  • Provision of bioinformatics input in the design and planning of all commercial and internal projects
  • Performance of bioinformatics analysis for specific projects
  • Monitoring bioinformatics tool performance through regular in-process and post-project review
  • Supporting functional analysis of proteomics data to reveal detailed information on regulatory and signaling pathways affected by disease or drug treatment
  • Development, verification and support of big data handling and visualization tools
  • Continuous surveillance of the developments in the fields of bioinformatics and big data analytics
  • Management of requirements and procedures of the department in accordance with ISO9001: 2015 and GCLP

Qualification profile

Key Personal Attributes:
  • PhD degree in a relevant aspect of data science
  • Minimum 5 years post-doctoral work in statistics, bioinformatics, or computer sciences, preferably including a leadership role within a commercial environment
  • In-depth knowledge of statistics and bioinformatics with a sound knowledge of proteomics and/or genomics or closely related field
  • Detailed knowledge of advanced statistical modelling techniques and machine learning methods, preferably evidenced by a strong list of publications
  • Extensive research experience in bioinformatics data analysis with a focus on analysing large data sets and cross-omics studies
  • Proficiency in programming, scripting in statistics using R (knowledge of other languages is a plus) and willingness to report and document the work under regulatory conditions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and proficiency in German desirable
  • Experience of working in a regulatory environment (GLP, GCLP, ISO) is advantageous
  • Right to work in Germany and able to relocate to Frankfurt

We offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package and opportunities for professional and personal development in a very stimulating working environment.

Proteome Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We comply with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

In the first instance, candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Josef Schwarz, Head of Operations, Proteome Sciences R&D GmbH & Co. KG, on +49 (0)69/50986-704, for an informal discussion about the opportunity. Alternatively, please send your application and CV until 12. June to:

Send application to

Dr. Josef Schwarz, MBA
Head of Operations
Proteome Sciences R&D GmbH & Co. KG
Altenhöferallee 3
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: PS-BI201

About Proteome Sciences R&D GmbH & Co KG

Proteome Sciences is a life sciences company delivering content for personalised medicine through three areas: * Services * Biomarkers * Reagents with a strong track record in discovery, innovation and intellectual property (IP). Proteome Sciences, a global leader in applied proteomics, uses high sensitivity proprietary technologies to detect biomarkers (differentially...
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