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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Computational Biologist @ Pfizer UK

Pfizer
UK-Kent-Sandwich
Computational Biologist

Computational Sciences are integral to Pfizer’s strategy to accelerate
the discovery of important new medicines. This is your opportunity to
join a dynamic, innovative team, focusing on the development and use
of novel computational methods and algorithms to enhance the
efficiency and effectiveness of drug discovery.

We are looking for a Computational Biologist with skills in working
with genomics data, developing novel algorithms and generating new
biological hypotheses to join our Computational Sciences Center of
Emphasis in Sandwich, UK.

Specific areas of interest include:

• Identification of new datasets and data mining techniques relevant
to drug discovery
• Developing and testing novel methods and algorithms, working with
academic collaborators where opportunities arise
• Building and testing prototype systems (both interfaces and
algorithm libraries)
• Working with scientists to apply tools to every day problems
• Awarded or about to obtain Ph.D. in a life sciences, computational /
quantitative sciences discipline or equivalent experience
• Familiar with key recent publications, techniques and algorithms
within computational biology and genomics
• Knowledge of applied mathematics / statistics and algorithm development.
• The ability to apply understanding of statistics / machine learning
to new problems and datasets
• A sound understanding of molecular biology and application of
algorithms to solve biological problems
• A sound understanding of current state of the art methods in omics
data analysis, geneset enrichment, network analysis and genetics
• Advanced knowledge of a prototyping and scripting language (e.g.
R/Python/Ruby etc.) to work up new methods and algorithms and deliver
prototype code
• Working knowledge of production languages such as Java


Job Information
Position Type: Industrial and Commerical
Reference (Job ID number): 940074
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Full Time
Status: open

Contact Information
Pfizer
Computational Sciences CoE
Ketan Patel
ketan.patel2@pfizer.com
http://www.pfizer.co.uk/

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