Data Scientist - Gene Discovery (Bioinformatics)


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Agriculture plays a fundamental role in fulfilling many of humanity's basic needs: food, feed, energy. To support growers and those who take care of our environment, BASF develops innovative solutions for farming, pest control and landscape management - so that we can effectively contribute to improving people's lives and business' demands. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for sustainable agriculture at the Innovation Center of BASF Belgium Coordination Center CommV in Gent, Belgium.


RESPONSIBILITIES

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic, and innovative Scientist, for the 'Gene Discovery' group of BASF Seed and Traits R&D, located in the Innovation Center, Ghent. The Gene Discovery group is part of a modern Trait Research department that focuses on the discovery, design, engineering and testing of important crop plant and/or microbe traits. Key responsibilities are the generation and analysis of a diverse suite of cutting-edge 'omics-related data sets to drive the discovery of new lead genes and gene variants for important traits of interest.

The data scientist leads, designs, implements, and oversees data analysis activities within different research programs, providing high quality conclusions in consultation with a Program Leader. You will be an essential member of multi-disciplinary functional teams and actively participate in the entire discovery process through frequent interactions with biologists, biostatisticians, group- and program leads. The successful candidate will also be part of our Data Scientists community within Trait Research, which is dedicated to bioinformatics and data analysis as part of the research pipeline.

What we expect:

  • You will work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team to analyze different types of 'omics data sets (genomics, transcriptomics, phenomics), using state of the art technologies, to help drive our lead discovery.
  • You will have the opportunity to closely interact and learn from multiple R&D research programs and the scientific community within Trait Research.
  • You will assist in improving existing analysis pipelines, visualization tools and more generally, our bioinformatics toolkit in support of other end-users.
  • You will assist in training our users on the different tools available on the bioinformatics platform to enhance the bioinformatics capabilities and data awareness and skills across other teams.
  • You work closely together, build a strong network and are a point of contact for Digital Teams within BASF to follow up on running projects.
  • You will have the freedom to shape and optimize the existing data workflows and are expected to further develop your expertise to stay on top of state-of-the-art methodologies in the public domain.
  • You will coach and support colleagues to increase the overall digital maturity of end-users.
  • You will be provided with a supportive environment with the possibility to grow and develop.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have obtained either a PhD or Master's degree with several years of experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, (bio)-statistics, mathematics, or related fields, with a strong interest in plant biology and/or genomics.
  • You are an expert in any combination of the following programming/scripting languages (e.g., Python, R, SQL, C/C++, Javascript etc.).
  • Furthermore, you have experience in data management principles and the use/development of APIs and IT infrastructures (e.g., GPFS High-Performance Computing cluster).
  • Familiarity with the implementation of (advanced) statistical packages is a plus.
  • You have deep working knowledge of a Linux/Unix environment, and of performing reproducible data analysis and reporting (Git, RMarkdown, Jupyter Notebooks,...).
  • You have a solid understanding of the theory and principles of bioinformatics, and can use this to develop scientific ideas into testable research questions and experimental designs.
  • You have a creative and innovative mindset, enjoy working in a team, are proactive and can recognize, understand, and appreciate the viewpoints of others.
  • Experience in the support and instructing of new data analysis tools to other (non-data-) scientist team members is a plus.
  • You have excellent communication and presentation skills and are fluent in English, both written and spoken.


BENEFITS

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.


ABOUT US

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Do you have any questions about the application process or the job? Please get in touch with:
Lynn (Talent Acquisition)
+32471336619


At BASF, the chemistry is right. Because we are counting on innovative solutions, on sustainable actions, and on connected thinking. And on you. Become a part of our formula for success and develop the future with us - in a global team that embraces diversity and equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief.

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