Head Clinical Bioinformatics (m/f/d) - Job Rostock - CentoCareer

Head Clinical Bioinformatics (m/f/d)

Welcome at CENTOGENE!

We, CENTOGENE GmbH ("CENTOGENE"), 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 500 individuals from 50 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.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the Clinical Bioinformatics staff, supporting them in their daily tasks (analyzing NGS data)
  • Provide leadership to a team of 10 bioinformaticians, structuring tasks and roles; increasing quality and efficiency
  • Close collaboration with senior management to define targets; pro-actively drive further process improvement to reach targets
  • Define requirements and communicate those to the responsible business analyst
  • Prepare standard operating procedure (SOP) documentation for the internal workflows of the Medical Reporting team.
  • Review and interpret the performance of the team
  • Interact closely with other departments of the company for bioinformatics related software assessment, installation, configuration and customization
  • Support medical team in the diagnosis process

You have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree  (with +3 years work experience) or Master degree (with +5 years work experience in the field) in Human Genetics or related field
  • Proven experience in leading a team of scientists
  • Broad experience with NGS dataset analysis, and report writing end-to-end
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills needed to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Enthusiastic to challenge existing work-flows and to ensure continuous improvements of performance and well-being of the team
  • Strong organizational, time management and project management skills required.
  • 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 form us as one team
  • In house yoga classes, back exercises and a fitness area are available for free
  • Lunch breaks and meetings on our roof terraces feel like vacation when looking at the Warnow
  • Bike leasing or job tickets allow an environmentally friendly and reasonable travel to work
  • In case of language barriers we offer German and English classes as well as support in finding accommodation to help you get going
  • 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