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Head Bioinformatics Disease Understanding (m/f/d)

Country:  Germany
City:  Aachen
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  37195


If you’re passionate about changing lives for the better, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. In Research & Development, we’re continuously exploring innovative new treatment options to make a stronger, more positive impact on the lives of the patients we serve. You’ll work with talented colleagues in a state-of-the-art Research & Development environment, developing innovative medicines that change the live of patients for the better and help us make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain. Join us today, and discover the difference you can make.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of a team of dedicated Bioinformatics and Data Mining Scientists
  • You will build an operational framework for the team in order to make a strategic impact on the progression of drug development projects and to identify synergies with target validation, systems biology and translational sciences/experimental medicine activities
  • You will build an operational process for the design and execution of high quality experimental work, implementation of robust data analysis techniques/ advanced data analysis techniques, with strategic integration and interpretation of data
  • You will build an operational strategy for the application of human genetics/ pharmacogenetics to support target assessment activities
  • You will be responsible for the identification of opportunities for strategic support of cross-functional Research and Development activities (e.g. target validation, disease and drug mechanism understanding, biomarker identification and systems biology ) and external collaborations
  • You will be responsible for developing and maintaining a cutting-edge data analysis platform (including machine learning techniques) that will support a range of large-scale analyses using multiple data types (e.g. pre-clinical/ clinical data, genetic variants, pharmacology etc)


What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • You will have a minimum of 5 years of experience and a strong track record of applying computational tools and techniques to drug development projects
  • You will have demonstrated, recent ability to design and lead human genetics studies delivering novel and actionable genetic findings with measurable impact on R&D pipeline (e.g. generated novel targets/projects that advanced to clinical stage, identification of biomarkers used in pre/clinical settings)
  • You will have practical experience of working in a highly virtual R&D setup with extensive leveraging of external collaborations and partners for execution of genetic/ -omics strategies
  • You are truth seeking and delivery focused, a driven/passionate scientist with strong focus on creating value, problem solving and making things happen
  • You enjoy building and developing an environment for your team to excel and thrive


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 29 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2019, Grünenthal employed around 4,700 people and achieved sales of € 1.4 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Angelika Will

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