Data Scientist

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Immunology
  • Linux
  • Machine Learning
  • Python
  • RNA
  • Sequencing
  • Shiny
  • Statistical Programming

This is a temporary contractor opportunity at Novartis

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The Immunology Disease Area in Biomedical Research and the Immunology Development Unit in Development are looking for a curious and motivated Senior Data Scientist to work on the analysis, integration, and interpretation of multiple types of omics data collected as part of our clinical trials in Rheumatology and Dermatology.
Our Immunology Data Science team provides translational bioinformatics and data analytics expertise to support clinical and preclinical drug candidates in the areas of rheumatology, dermatology, and nephrology. We apply computational biology and machine learning approaches to multi-omics data towards disease understanding, target identification, biomarker discovery, indication selection, and patient stratification.

Your responsibilities:

  • Analysis, integration, and visualization of immune repertoire sequencing (BCR-seq, TCR-seq), transcriptomics (RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, spatial), and other types of omics data (e.g., genomics, proteomics).
  • Application of modern biostatistics and machine learning methods to high-throughput molecular and clinical data.
  • 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.

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, data science, biomedical informatics or a related field, followed by 2+ years of postdoctoral experience in academia or the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.
  • Excellent knowledge of computational methods for the analysis, integration and interpretation of immune repertoire sequencing (BCR-seq, TCR-seq), transcriptomics (RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, spatial) and other omics data types.
  • Excellent skills in data analysis, data visualization and statistical programming in R/Bioconductor and/or Python, plus strong familiarity with related web development frameworks (e.g., Shiny, Dash).
  • Demonstrated experience with the application of supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods to biomedical data.
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix command line and high-performance computing environments.
  • Sound understanding of biology and immunology, ideally in the context of translational and/or clinical research.
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English (oral and written).

Role type: Hybrid (3 days/week onsite)
Workload: 40 hours/week

Why Novartis:  Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion / EEO: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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  • Work Authorization : Other valid work visa
  • Preferred years of experience : 2+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Job Location
Basel, Basel-Stadt
CHF 50.00 - CHF 55.00 Per Hour
12 month(s)
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