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Opportunity: Director COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY m/f @ Boehringer Ingelheim -- Biberach, Germany
Submitted by Boehringer Ingelheim; posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
BACKGROUND:
Opportunity for experts in Bioinformatics, Biology or related fields

Are you seeking a new professional challenge with attractive prospects at a pharmaceutical company which has achieved success at an international level and been named "best employer" several times?

Are you a passionate, experienced personality and interested in taking an interdisciplinary function focused on the analysis and interpretation of complex bioinformatics data in order to generate new drug concepts?

If so, we can offer the opportunity to use and advance your professional skills within our department Target Discovery Research Germany.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your varied tasks:
* Leadership, coordination and management of the research group Computational Biology (10 reports)
* Overall responsibility for statistical and biological analysis and interpretation of internally produced and externally available bioinformatics data, such as expression data (NGS, Chip-platforms, GEO), siRNA screening, GWAS data, etc.
* Generation of new target proposals in collaboration with the therapeutic areas of respiratory, cardio-metabolic and CNS diseases based on data and text mining
* Contribution to the design, execution and analysis of biomarker identification strategies by all kind of omics technologies
* Responsibility for budget and headcount of the group
* Contribution to coordination of global computational biology data platforms in collaboration with other corporate research centres in Vienna/Austria and Ridgefield/USA

REQUIREMENTS:
Your qualification:
* You hold a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, biology or in a closely related field combined with a strong background in target discovery based on data and text mining.

You should provide:
* At least 5 years of experience within the field of computational biology in a pharmaceutical industry setting
* Expertise in software development / engineering, e.g. Perl/R, JAVA and other scripting languages
* Experience in one of the therapeutic areas -- respiratory/cardiometabolic/CNS diseases -- is highly advantageous
* A proven track record of successful scientific working

Personally you stand out due to your ability and enjoyment to work in interdisciplinary teams as well as to your strong leadership, networking and decision making capabilities. You work effectively within a variety of situations, handle multiple projects simultaneously and complete tasks within the relevant timelines.

The international nature of the task requires excellent communication and presentation skills in English.

COMPENSATION:
We offer a competitive salary accompanied by a full range of benefits.

LOCALE:
Biberach is situated in an attractive area of southern Germany close to the Swiss/Austrian border.

HOW TO APPLY:
If you are seeking opportunities to expand your professional horizon and your profile corresponds to the above, we look forward to hearing from you.

Do you have questions?

Your contact persons are:
in the operating department, Dr Udo Maier, phone +49 73 51 / 54 45 79
in the personnel department, Friederike Wulz, phone +49 73 51 / 54 45 33.

As a company without barriers we welcome applications from qualified people with disabilities.

We look forward to receiving your online application via the following link:
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