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Machine Learning Scientist - Omics (m/f/d)

Country:  Europe
City:  Europe
Department:  Research & Development
Job ID:  43042


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:

  • Drive development and implementation of innovative computational methods and techniques for identifying novel pain pathway and target insights, translational biomarkers and patient stratification.
  • Deliver data analytic platform to integrate single cell multiomics, functional genomics, and patient-level data leveraging AI/ML/DL techniques to identify novel drug targets in pain
  • Leverage genomic databases and advanced algorithms to (i) optimize oligonucleotides design for pain targets with high specificity & efficacy, (ii) identify sequence hotspots and activity predictors, (iii) assess cell type-specific effects of oligonucleotide treatments on known pain targets
  • Correlate genomic data (human genetics and functional genomic datasets) against clinical/patient phenotypic data to discover novel pain disease insights and biomarkers for response/resistance to therapy 
  • Ensure findings from in silico work are appropriately incorporated into the asset strategies and more specifically into clinical translation and early clinical development plan (CDP) for the asset
  • Present and communicate key findings to relevant stakeholders to enable data-driven decision making across research pipeline.
  • Initiate, design and establish external collaborations anchored in in silico biology to inform target selection, efficacy/safety assessment and de-risking of assets
  • Be responsible to integrate other efforts within our research group focused on human cell-based models and systems biology


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


  • PhD in artificial intelligence(AI)/machine learning (ML)/deep learning (DL)/computational biology/bioinformatics/systems biology with either postdoctoral and/or relevant industry experience
  • Proven experience in applying AI/ML/DL techniques and computational tools to drug development, including designing successful omics strategies for drug translation
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications that apply ML/DL/AI methods and biological interpretation to single cell multiomics and genomic data sets
  • Demonstrated recent ability to design and lead human omics studies (with a variety of study designs) delivering novel and actionable 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) 
  • Proven expertise in working with multiple omics data sets at bulk and single cell resolution
  • Expert in programming with R and/or Python
  • Broad experience in training and evaluating machine learning models leveraging frameworks such as Tensorflow, Keras, Pytorch
  • Prior experience with high performance computing environments and cloud technology
  • In depth knowledge of various external databases employed in omics & systems biology research to be able to explore their applicability for Grunenthal portfolio
  • Fluent business English language skills in speaking and writing, German language skills beneficial
  • Broad international & intercultural working experience


"Our team’s eclectic blend of expertise, ranging from bioinformatics and genetics to artificial intelligence, complemented by disease knowledge, helps us solve complex biological problems through state-of-the-art computational techniques. We invite applications from motivated candidates who want to pursue cutting-edge research at the interface of data science and translational research to help us create a world free of pain."

Kumar Chanchal, the Hiring Manager


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated 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 focusing 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 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2022, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Angelika Will

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