Job offer:

Data Scientist: Focusing on Statistical Analysis and Visualisation of Biological and Chemical Data

As a rapidly expanding start-up, ScreenSYS is seeking to employ a self-motivated, experienced, passionate and team-oriented professional to join our company in the role of Data Scientist (f/m/d). They will work closely together with a team of experts in plant biology, data science, software development and laboratory automation.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Contribute statistical, visualisation, data analysis and other scientific expertise within a team of data scientists
  • Hands on coding (new development and refactoring) of pipelines for the analysis of mostly high throughput and high content data
  • Contribute to experimental design
  • Document, manage and maintain solutions
  • Batch processing of experimental data with quality inspection and assurance
  • Requirements specification (with internal and external project partners)
  • Communicating results and conclusions to project stakeholders
  • Flexibility in applying expertise across a range of ongoing and emerging projects
  • Reports to the data science director and contributes widely in multidisciplinary teams


Your ideal qualifications

  • Master of Science/PhD degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
  • Work experience in the application of statistics and visualisation
  • Substantial hands-on coding experience with R and packages e.g. Tidyverse
  • Excellent understanding of statistical science
  • Development of modular code according to requirements and capacity to anticipate future requirements
  • Familiarity with best practice, existing and emerging tools in data science
  • Fundamentals of biology
  • Experience of supporting primarily wet lab biological scientists
  • Software engineering methodology (design, code management, testing, refactoring)
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple projects and deliverables according to dynamic prioritisation
  • Excellent team spirit and communication skills in interdisciplinary team
  • Problem-solution oriented attitude
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (required)


Specific and advantageous skills 

Candidates with at least some of the following demonstrable skills will be considered as a priority:

  • Frequentist and Baysian statistics
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Non-parametric tests
  • Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Visualisation e.g. R ggplot2, Shiny
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Python, shell, perl, javascript
  • Relational (e.g. MySQL) and NoSQL databases
  • DNA, RNA and protein sequence analysis
  • Chemical informatics
  • Biophysical methods
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • German language skills (written and spoken)


Our offer:

  • A permanent position within a dynamic and exciting R&D environment promoted by a start-up spirit
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary, multinational, and creative working environment
  • 30 days of paid leave

About ScreenSYS GmbH

ScreenSYS is a pioneering start-up company (founded in 2017) specialising in disruptive technologies within the global agribusiness market by accelerating doubled haploid plant production, micropropagation and genome editing. Unique technologies developed by ScreenSYS transform plant breeding with the power of robotics, microscopic phenotyping, artificial intelligence and chemical regulator discovery. ScreenSYS commercialises state-of-the-art research with products for the agricultural biotechnology and seed market. Our technologies support plant breeders towards sustainable supply of food, feed and plant derived materials.

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