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 - Machine learning/Deep learning (m/f/d)

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Active member of a highly interdisciplinary and cross-organizational and cross-corporate team, including scientists from multiple European Pharma companies
  • Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of a deep learning platform to leverage data in computational chemistry, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology
  • Extensively validate and further improve the deep learning platform for various property predictions of drug development compounds
  • Research, design, and implement deep learning algorithms for analysis problems related to prediction of properties of small molecules and proteomic data
  • Generate direct impact on our discovery projects to help patients
  • The position is within the Machine Learning Research department, located in Berlin
  • The applicants are expected to start July 2019

Please note: the position is limited for 36 months


Who you are

  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or chemistry, computer science or related fields and a solid background in chemistry, biology and machine learning
  • Profound experience with state-of-the-art machine learning methods (e.g. graph convolution, representation learning, multitask learning) and model selection concepts is an imperative prerequisite
  • Excellent programming skills in Python (PyTorch or TensorFlow, RDKit) are essential, additional skills in R, or C++ would be of advantage. Proficiency in writing clean, fast, idiomatic Python code.
  • Expertise in handling, processing, integrating and analyzing data sets related to research in the pharmaceutical industry
  • You are a highly creative person with outstanding problem-solving ability and the willingness to undertake challenging analysis tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to work effectively both independently and in cross-functional teams
  • Willingness to travel between research sites
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is mandatory

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: 40077
Functional Area: [sap_fa_28]
Entry Level: 5