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.

Research Scientist Bioinformatics for Innovative Medicines Initiative project FAIRplus (m/f/d)

Your tasks and responsibilities


  • Participate in 3-year EU-funded IMI-project FAIRplus as a member (m/f/d) of a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Drive "FAIRification" of public and proprietary data and develop guidelines and tools on how to do so properly to eventually generate new scientific insights and discoveries
  • Contribute significantly to highly innovative research projects in oncology, gynecological therapies, cardiovascular or adjacent indications reaching or at least significantly contribute to gate stage decisions
  • Make data FAIR to eventually identify novel targets or biomarkers in above indications using state-of-the-art bioinformatics methods to analyze large and complex data sets more efficiently
  • Develope, evaluate, implement, and application of novel bioinformatics methods to scale up FAIRification of complex data sets
  • Collaborate with academic or commercial partners as well as support occasionally scientific personnel (master or PhD students)
  • Maintain interfaces between R&D and IT functions


Who you are


  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, informatics, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, medicine or equivalent areas, alternatively PhD-equivalent research activities 
  • Several years of working experience in the field of data and knowledge management incl. semantics and ontologies
  • Profound capabilities in programming and scripting (R, Python) as well as experience with high-performance computing, cloud computing, would be an asset
  • Hands-on experience of making data FAIR are requested
  • Strong background in and passion to enable new discoveries by efficient data integration, data and knowledge management, data annotation and big data analytics
  • Very good communications skills and capability to present complex issues clearly and convincingly to project teams
  • Highly self-motivated and strive for scientific excellence
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken


This is a fixed-term contract for initially 2 years located in Berlin.

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. 

Country: Germany
Location: Berlin
Reference Code: 31306
Functional Area: [sap_fa_28]
Entry Level: 5