Bioinformatician (Senior Scientist)

Biotech/ R&D/ Science
Job Type:
Full Time
Krakow, Poland
Commensurate with experience and the market standards in Poland
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Selvita is a dynamically developing company focused on the research and discovery of breakthrough therapies mainly in the area of oncology. We are currently seeking a talented cancer Bioinformatician who will support our drug discovery projects at different stages of development. The successful candidate will join a large multi-disciplinary team and be tasked with molecular target identification, deciphering the mechanism of action related to a particular therapy, revealing responder-non-responder characteristics and developing novel biomarkers (diagnostic, prognostic or predictive) toward precision medicine in cancer. It will require handling large-scale genomic and proteomics datasets, familiarity with genomic profiling techniques and statistical analysis of a variety of genomic data. The development and/or application of computational algorithms and statistical/machine learning approaches that integrate diverse types of high-throughput molecular data, towards understanding specific cancer networks and their response to therapy, will be needed.

Essential skills:

  • Degree in Bioinformatics or Life Sciences with a computer science (bioinformatics) background
  • Experience of using bioinformatics resources
  • Experience of statistical analysis in bioinformatics (statistical analysis of a variety of genomic data/knowledge of statistical scientific methodologies)
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Enjoy working as a team member

Ideal skills:

  • Strong programming skills in R
  • Experience in handling Next Generation sequencing data
  • Experience in machine learning
  • Experience in working and developing tools in a UNIX/LINUX environment
  • Understanding of relevant biology and demonstrated initiative to keep up with evolving trends in bioinformatics and genomics
  • Background in cancer genetics
  • Knowledge and experience with cancer genomics
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Other information:

Valid visa with the right to work in Poland or residence permit or possibility of applying for it, is required. We provide pay and benefits that are competitive within the Polish employment market, internal and external trainings, healthcare scheme, 20 or 26 days annual leave according to the Polish labor law plus public holidays, good and welcoming atmosphere. We also have a gym, kindergarten and dining facility on site.                    

Please send applications to:

Human Resources, Selvita S.A., 14 Bobrzyńskiego St., 30-348 Krakow, Poland

Applicants with a PhD degree are asked to attach a list of their scientific publications to the application .

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