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Senior Data Scientist / Computational Life Scientist (all genders) - Fixed-term contract until 30.11.2025

Synthorx

Synthorx

Data Science
Frankfurt, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About the job

Our Team:

Are you ready to shape the future of medicine? The race is on to speed up drug discovery and development to find answers for patients and their families. Your skills could be critical in helping our teams accelerate progress. Join our Formulation and Process Development department as a committed Senior Data Scientist (m/f/d) and you’ll be part of our innovative team which is responsible for drug product and process development from early development to launch. We are working on the improvement of our development processes creating E2E workflows supported by artificial intelligence and computational science with the aim to develop next-generation biologic drug products.

Main responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of computational and AI-based methods to support our development processes and workflows.
  • Analyzing and defining the department’s needs and developing customized digital solutions.
  • Participate and envision and shape the future digital direction of the department.
  • Close collaboration with global data science teams to envision, develop and bring business cases to live.
  • Communicating and collaborating with partner departments in Germany, France, and the US.
  • Training and educating the team (technicians, lab leaders, and section heads) in the use and mindset of AI tools.
  • Supporting the global implementation pilot projects.

About you

We are seeking a visionary and passionate Data or Computational Scientist to join our Formulation and Process Development department. We offer several opportunities for you to support our digital ambition, and we will make the best use of your skills and interests. It is not required to have expertise in all technical skills listed below. If you have a sound track record in one of the areas in addition to strong Python programming skills, we are looking forward to your application.

  • Experience:Track record in the development of computational methods in life sciences preferably in pharmaceutical industry
  • Technical skills:
    • Proficiency in Python(/R), and related libraries for machine & deep learning and data science.
    • Expertise in computational methods for protein analysis and optimization (e.g. molecular simulations & related software tools).
    • Familiarity with protein structure or sequence featurization/embeddings and protein language models.
    • Ability to develop, benchmark, and apply predictive algorithms.
    • Experience in handling, curating, and managing biological data sets.
    • Expertise in developing and maintaining data pipelines and automated data workflows.
  • Soft skills
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to convey complex scientific topics clearly.
    • Willingness to thoroughly understand and dive into specific processes and requirements of drug product development.
    • Ability and passion to collaborate with others in international environment, self-development with a focus on scientific know-how, and sharing knowledge.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical thinking.
    • Can-Do mentality paired with a strong will to foster transformation.
  • Education:
    • Ph. D. or M.Sc. degree in a field of computational life sciences, AI/ML, or data science (e.g. bioinformatics, computer science, biophysics, computational biology, or life sciences with strong expertise in data science).
  • Languages: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and German

Why choose us?

  • An exciting and dynamic work environment in a forward-looking industry with the opportunity to integrate AI in our daily processes by building up a new way of working.
  • The opportunity to work on innovative projects and actively shape the future of the department.
  • Opportunities for further education and professional development.
  • Benefit from our flexible work policy – enabling hybrid work with up to 60% mobile office within Germany.
  • Diverse, inclusive and highly motivated team embracing continuous learning, creativity and empowerment is our key strength.

Pursue Progress. Discover Extraordinary.

Progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. You can be one of those people. Chasing change, embracing new ideas and exploring all the opportunities we have to offer. Let’s pursue progress. And let’s discover extraordinary together.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com!

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ability or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com!