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    Opportunity: Principal Data Scientist -- Drug Discovery @ A leading multinational biopharmaceutical organisation -- Berkshire, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Thursday, June 06, 2019



    A leading multinational biopharmaceutical organisation has released a senior post in the Data Analytics function, to be focussing on drug discovery and development projects. This is a highly technical, hands-on Principal Scientist level position and it would be suited to experienced Data Scientists who loves the challenge of developing innovative data science based approaches to solving complex biological problems. This is an opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects that make a real and significant impact to patient health.


    Responsibilities may include:
    • Developing innovative data science based solutions to support target and drug discovery across a wide portfolio of disease areas, such as CNS and Immunology
    • Contributing your expertise and communicating ideas effectively to informatics/non-informatics colleagues and stakeholders across other departments
    • Supporting junior members of the team


    The ideal candidate will have:
    • A PhD in a relevant discipline, such as Bioinformatics, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics etc.
    • Experience working with a wide variety of complex biological data sets, including multi-omics data
    • A genuine passion for applying machine learning based approaches to solving biological questions, data mining and visualisation
    • Wide theoretical knowledge of data science based approaches, including gradient boosting, random forests, convolutional neural networks
    • Knowledge of Bayesian statistics and practical experience of deep learning frameworks (eg. Tensorflow)
    • Fantastic communication skills
    • Insatiable curiosity, innovation and imagination are key attributes for this role!


    If you are an expert machine learning enthusiast and would love to contribute your skills to cutting edge developments in drug discovery, please send your application (including CV) through to Emilie at Paramount Recruitment at efrancis[at] For an informal discussion, call Emilie on 0121 616 3477.

    Key words: Machine learning, Data Science, Algorithm Development, Drug Discovery, Target Identification, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Immunology, CNS

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