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Associate Bioinformatics Data Scientist (six-month contract)

Basel, Switzerland
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Job Description

250! The number of genomics research projects that are waiting for your data analysis expertise every year. Your work will be important towards faster discovery and development of next generation breakthrough therapies for unmet medical need.

The Autoimmunity, Transplantation and Inflammation (ATI) Disease Area at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and the Immunology franchise in Global Medical Affairs (GMA) are looking for a curious and motivated Associate Bioinformatics Data Scientist to work on the analysis, integration, and interpretation of multiple types of omics data collected as part of our clinical trials in dermatology.

The ATI Bioinformatics team provides translational bioinformatics expertise and support to clinical and preclinical drug discovery programs targeting autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation. We apply systems and computational biology approaches to internal and external biomedical data to enable strategies for disease understanding, target identification, biomarker discovery, indication selection, and patient stratification.

Please note this is a 6-month, fixed-term contract position.

Your responsibilities:

• Application of modern biostatistics and machine learning methods to high-throughput molecular and clinical data.
• Analysis, integration and visualization of transcriptomics and epigenomics data, including RNA-seq and DNA methylation.
• Contextualization of results from omics experiments, including correlation with clinical endpoints and phenotypes, generation and comparison of molecular signatures, pathway- and network- level analyses.
• Communicating with and presenting your work to a diverse audience of biologists, clinicians and data scientists.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Master’s degree (MSc) in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field, preferably with previous work experience in industry.
• Excellent skills in data analysis, data visualization and statistical programming in R/Bioconductor.
• Previous hands-on experience with DNA methylation and/or other epigenomics data analysis.
• Good knowledge of computational, statistical and machine learning methods for handling high dimensional omics data; Previous experience with in silico deconvolution and/or latent factor models is considered as plus.
• Good understanding of biology and basic immunology concepts.
• Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
• Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English (oral and written).

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask
ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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