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Research Informatics Expert

Roche AG

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Research Informatics Expert

Research Informatics Expert

Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel

The Small Molecule Discovery Workflows group in Pharma Research and Early Development Informatics, located in Basel, supports small molecule and oligonucleotide drug discovery scientists through data extraction, processing, visualization and analysis, and ensures that the data needed in the drug discovery process is captured, stored, accessible, integrated and actionable.


Currently, we are looking for a research scientist with experience in chemistry informatics, specifically in the areas of small molecule and oligonucleotide design, synthesis, and testing, with thorough analytical, communication and project management capabilities as well as advanced skills in creating and developing software solutions.

  • You will have the opportunity to lead or to collaborate in global informatics projects inside a world-leading pharmaceutical research informatics organization
  • You will support us in advancing our state-of-the-art application landscape as well as implement novel solutions to support complex research activities, in collaboration with colleagues from medicinal chemistry, computer aided drug design and oligonucleotide research
  • By assuming ownership of parts of our application landscape, you will be a key driver in the overall development of our application portfolio and will be responsible for ensuring that our systems progress with the pace of the scientific progress in medicinal chemistry and oligonucleotide synthesis
  • Partnering with scientists to understand their needs, you will be responsible for increasing the efficiency of their workflows by proposing and providing solutions either by yourself or within the framework of a larger project initiative
  • You will be given the chance to contribute towards shaping and taking the next steps in data and evidence driven drug discovery
  • Who you are
    You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
    • You have a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry with relevant technical informatics experience and/or qualification; or comparable degrees in Computer Science, Cheminformatics, or Computational Chemistry
    • You have experience in managing informatics projects in a life science environment
    • You have broad knowledge of methods/software applications for medicinal chemistry and oligonucleotide synthesis, programming and scripting languages, web service and database technologies, as well as data processing solutions such as Pipeline Pilot, R or Spotfire
    • You preferably have a good understanding of small molecule and oligonucleotide drug discovery in pharmaceutical research, and have experience in handling chemical reaction data, chemical series information, and compound libraries
    • You are a quick learner and enjoy team work in a dynamic customer oriented environment
    • You are able to plan, prioritize, and manage your tasks in alignment with the organizational strategy, and you reliably deliver according to agreed deadlines
    • You have very good presentation and communication skills in English
    • You navigate flexibly between detail-oriented work and high-level abstract thinking and representation
    • You are inspired by curiosity, strive for results and love to see your ideas implemented
  • Who we are
    Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Job facts
    • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel
    • Function Research
    • Subfunction Scientific Information Management / Bio
    • Schedule Full-time
    • Job level Individual Contributor
    • Job type Regular Employee
    • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Posted since 2017/08/30
    • Job-ID 3418544341
  • Get in touch
    M. Frei +41 61 688 33 50

    Workplace: Basel