Data Scientist Bioinformatics (m/f/d) - Job Berlin - CentoCareer

Data Scientist Bioinformatics (m/f/d)

Welcome at CENTOGENE!

We are the experts in rare hereditary diseases. We know the genetic basis and the clinical phenotype of genetic disorders inside-out. Our platform is based on the world’s largest curated mutation database for rare diseases. We have an unrivaled global diagnostic footprint, and an unmatched ability to derive diagnostic solutions to accurately identify rare disease patients and accelerate the path to approval for new orphan drugs.

How do we do this? By bringing together more than 350 individuals from 45 different countries to transform clinical and genetic data into medical solutions for patients. We work together at our HQ in Rostock, Germany, and also at additional offices in Berlin and laboratory facilities in Cambridge MA. Our employees - medical experts, scientists, IT professionals, bioinformaticians, technicians, researchers, project managers, and many more - are all passionate about one thing: improving the lives of our patients.

Does this sound like you? If it does, we’d love to hear from you.

You will be responsible for:

We are looking for a data scientist to join in the R&D bioinformatics team in Berlin. You will be responsible for developing cutting-edge advanced data analytic algorithms and models from next generation sequencing data.

  • Development of new bioinformatics algorithms which is needed for the analysis of NGS data
  • Design, implementation and deployment of deep data mining strategies on CENTOGENE genomic databases
  • Generate various reports based on bioinformatics pipelines, including graphical representation of quality control and downstream data
  • Development and curation of bioinformatics tools and databases
  • Close collaboration with business owners; pro-actively driving further improvement to reach targets

You have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree (with +1 year work experience) or master degree (with +3 years work experience in the field) in Bioinformatics, computer science or related field
  • Strong hands-on programing skills (R, Python, Java, etc)
  • In-depth knowledge of database principles and corresponding query language skills (e.g. MySQL, NoSQL, AWS redshift, Aurora)
  • At least 3 years of software development experience in a scientific environment, ideally in an international company
  • Must have experience with scalable cloud environments (AWS preferred)
  • Highly experienced in a big data environment using advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms
  • Knowledge of NGS data analysis (RNA-seq, DNA-seq, etc) and In depth knowledge of relevant public and proprietary databases, methods and tools (UCSC Genome Browser, TCGA, gnomAD)
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, combined with good team spirit
  • Ability to set priorities, meet timelines and company objectives

Those advantages are waiting for you at CENTOGENE:

  • Talents are individually supported by internal and external trainings
  • An international career in a multicultural environment
  • Regular company events from us as one team
  • Massages available during working time
  • Weekly fresh fruit baskets
  • Bike-leasing allows an environmentally-friendly and reasonable travel to work
  • In case of language barriers we offer German and English classes
  • Precaution and financial protection guaranteed by company pension scheme

Applications from severely disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. Severely disabled applicants and equivalent status are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.
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For those who embark on a career with CENTOGENE, they’ll enjoy an exciting, dynamic, entrepreneurial and extremely fast-paced environment. Working alongside dedicated colleagues, CENTOGENE employees enjoy other benefits including upskilling from a dedicated training department, yoga classes, company-sponsored bicycle leasing, German language classes, and new state-of-the-art premises conveniently located featuring roof terraces and an in-house fitness center. For employees new to Rostock we’ll also support on finding local housing.

Who we are

CENTOGENE is a rare disease company focused on transforming clinical, genetic, and biochemical data into medical solutions for patients. We are focused on bringing rationality to treatment decisions and accelerating the development of new orphan drugs by using our knowledge of the global rare disease market, including its epidemiological and clinical heterogeneity and our innovative biomarkers.

As one of the largest rare disease companies worldwide, CENTOGENE is dedicated to transforming the science of genetic information into solutions and hope for patients with rare diseases and their families. 


Marica Keppler
+49 381 80113 668