Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Data Scientist in the Computational Life Sciences (m/f)

Your tasks and responsibilities

The optimal selection of new chemical substance classes in early research is an important goal of today’s quest for new products. By using cutting edge approaches from the fields of machine learning, deep learning and statistics you will: 


  • Help to uncover hidden treasures as well as interpret the data to solve mode of action riddles and tricky target deconvolution problems
  • Make use of machine learning to leverage drug and herbicide research data to ensure reliable property predictions of novel compounds
  • Plan, execute and evaluate the scientific progression of the project
  • Research, design and implement machine learning algorithms for analysis problems ranging from tabular screening results to high content screening images and gene expression data
  • Focus on developing cutting edge classifiers as well as on scientifically valid and interpretable data analysis
  • Maintain existing and initiate new collaborations


Who you are

  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or chemistry, computer science or a related field
  • Strong background in biology and at least basic knowledge of chemistry
  • Experience with state of the art machine learning an deep learning methods as well as statistical models and approaches
  • In depth knowledge of machine learning algorithms such as XGboost and Random Forest is a must as well as excellent programming skills in R or Python, additional skills in C/C++ or Fortran would be complementary
  • Expertise in handling, processing, integrating and analyzing large data sets related to pharmaceutical or agriculture industries
  • Outstanding problem solving ability to resolve challenging analysis tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in cross-functional, interdisciplinary and international teams
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken


This is a fixed-term contract for two years.

Your application

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.




Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination. Bayer begrüßt Bewerbungen aller Menschen ungeachtet von ethnischer Herkunft, nationaler Herkunft, Geschlecht, Alter, körperlichen Merkmalen, sozialer Herkunft, Behinderung, Mitgliedschaft in einer Gewerkschaft, Religion, Familienstand, Schwangerschaft, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität oder einem anderen sachfremden Kriterium nach geltendem Recht. Wir bekennen uns zu dem Grundsatz, alle Bewerberinnen und Bewerber fair zu behandeln und Benachteiligungen zu vermeiden.

Country: Germany
Location: Frankfurt
Reference Code: 21244