Lead Scientist Genomic Research and Communication (m/f/d) - Job Rostock - CentoCareer

Lead Scientist Genomic Research and Communication (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:

  • Interacting, researching and understanding our partners’ target and drug discovery platforms to provide appropriate context into data analysis projects
  • Transforming textual data requests into appropriate data compilation strategies
  • Pro-actively defining additional types of relevant information
  • Querying of mainly internal, but also external databases
  • Compiling all request-related data into logical and easy-to-read spreadsheets
  • Drafting of textual summaries that will guide data interpretation, and ideally trigger follow ups
  • Communicating the responses to the partner, and replying to their resulting inquiries for explanations/clarifications

You have the following skills and qualifications:

  • MD, or PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine or similar disciplines
  • Strong background in human/medical genetics
  • At least 3 years of post-doctoral working experience in  human genetics-related and/or drug target discovery setting
  • Knowledge of the therapeutic space for genetic disorders
  • Previous experience with, or impact on, the pharmaceutical sector is a strong plus
  • Familiarity with clinical-genetic data sets, and with corresponding public databases (e.g. OMIM, HGMD, ClinVar, DECIPHER, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of the concepts of
    • Human Phenotype Ontology
    • classification of genetic variants in a disease context
    • (in silico) prediction of the effects of genetic variants 
  • Fluent in English incl. medical terminology
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to rapidly familiarize with diverse topics
  • Ability to work in a team, and to co-operate with experts from a wide range of areas

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