Biotechnician, Software Developer, Mathematician - Omics data analysis (m/f/d)

Pieris Pharmaceuticals is a publicly traded biotechnology company (Nasdaq: PIRS) with operations in Germany and the United States, specializing in the discovery and development of anticalin-based drugs to address validated disease pathways individually and transformatively. Together with our partners, we carry out innovative research in the fields of immuno-oncology, respiratory diseases and ophthalmology. Pieris' proprietary Anticalin proteins are a novel class of drugs validated by clinical trials and partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a:

(Senior) Scientist Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist (m/f/d)

Your Tasks:

  • Use and maintain bioinformatics pipelines for omics data analysis for both in-house and publicly available data
  • Support pre-clinical and clinical projects as the responsible Computational Biologist
  • Develop and maintain interactive applications that provide other scientists ability to explore omics data from variety of projects
  • Develop, maintain and expand our database with relevant in-house and publicly available data
  • Maintain computational infrastructure, namely our linux-based computational server and all related software
  • Monitor recent scientific literature for novel computational methods and omics technologies, and provide guidelines on usability of methods to answer specific questions

Our Requirements:

  • MSc with 2 years of industrial experience or Ph.D in bioinformatics, software development, mathematics, statistics or related discipline
  • Experience in omics data analysis (either from industry or through PhD) in one or several of the following areas: mutations identification and characterization based on DNA-seq data (WGS, WES); proteomics data analysis; gene expression profiling; image data analysis (IHC/ISH) with interest in integrating image and omics data
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in database development (SQLite)
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems and Bash/shell scripting
  • Knowledge of R programming language
  • Familiarity with git and collaborative software development
  • Willingness to learn new concepts, skills and data types, ability to be self-organized and independent


We are a fast-growing biotechnology company with approximately 120 employees at our sites in Freising (Greater Munich Area) and Boston (USA). We work in flat hierarchies with short decision-making paths and offer a working environment characterized by cooperation and innovation.

Each of our employees participates directly in the success of the company through a stock option program and a stock savings plan. In addition, each employee participates in a bonus program based on the achievement of individual and company-wide goals. Creative employee events take place several times a year, as team spirit is essential for us. The joint creation of an innovative and participative corporate culture is an important concern for us.

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About PIERIS Pharmaceuticals GmbH

Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbH is a subsidiary of Pieris Pharmaceutical Inc., a public US company. Pieris Pharmaceuticals GmbHis a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing its proprietary Anticalin® technology to create differentiated drugs that are safer and more effective than conventional approaches. Exclusive to Pieris, Anticalin proteins promise to address high-unmet medical needs and...

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