Data Scientist - Omics

Job description

The Position

In Roche´s Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organisation (pRED), we make transformative medicines for patients in order to tackle some of the world’s toughest unmet healthcare needs. At pRED, we are united by our mission to transform science into medicines. Together, we create a culture defined by curiosity, responsibility and humility, where our talented people are empowered and inspired to bring forward extraordinary life-changing innovation at speed.

This position is located in Data Science, a department within the Data & Analytics function. We provide decision support for scientists in all areas of Research and Early Development. As part of our team you will apply diverse capabilities like statistics, machine learning, bioinformatics, and information science to retrieve and analyze data.

If you enjoy working in cross-functional teams, applying data analysis skills to develop creative solutions, and driving deliverables for early research in Drug Discovery, we want to hear from you!

Role Mission

We are offering an outstanding opportunity for a Data Scientist to work with multidisciplinary teams of scientists across departments in the organization dedicated to researching methods for the analysis of data and using these methods to actively drive science and jointly shape our future portfolio.

Your Impact

  • Building a deep understanding of disease biology by unlocking the potential of data and applying the learnings to accelerate drug discovery and development to bring breakthrough medicines to patients
  • Enabling and facilitating transparent decision-making within drug discovery teams, guided by scientific rigour and based on thorough data analysis
  • Nurturing trustful relationships and effective collaboration with internal and external partners

Your Profile

You thrive in a dynamic environment which gives you full accountability for your own contributions and opportunities for development. You are resourceful and flexible in problem-solving and in working in a collaborative and inclusive manner and you are interested in pursuing and growing your interests across functions. You are an effective team player who maintains cooperative, interpersonal working relationships and listens effectively. You value creation and discovery, seizing the opportunity for innovation by seeking diversity through thought, embracing risk and fostering creativity.

You have a PhD degree in a scientific field relevant to the pharmaceutical industry such as biology, chemistry, medicine or related. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is considered a plus. You have hands-on experience analyzing biological data such as proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, screening, imaging or Real World Evidence. Preferably you have domain knowledge in one or more of pRED’s disease areas. You are familiar with a programming language like Python or R; experience with applied statistical approaches and/or deep learning/machine learning/NLP/AI, in general, is a plus. You have experience in generating insights from research or analysis to communicate concise and compelling stories that influence decisions and strategy.

Our commitment

Roche commits to recognising talent and aptitude. We prioritize encouraging and supporting our employees in their personal journeys by providing a safe, creative space to help them reflect, make decisions and grow in their career.

We are confident that we find the most innovative solutions by gaining different perspectives, asking and answering hard questions, and challenging the status quo. Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious yet enthusiastic way; we are devoted to building a team that represents a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 10,700 employees from over 100 countries come together at our Basel/Kaiseraugst site, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees also benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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