Head of Computational Biology & Biostatistics

Job Location
United Kingdom


Work remotely


Job Description


The successful candidate will implement PharmaBiomics‘ informatics strategy, closely coordinating internal and external resources to design and integrate multi-‘omics data pipelines, construct data analytics suites incorporating the highest statistical rigor, and leverage data toward translational insights for druggable target and preventive marker discovery. The candidate must be adaptable, innovative, collaborative and thrive in high complexity multi-project environments, with the ability to engage multidisciplinary teams to maximize value creation. 


  • Conceptualize and manage implementation of cutting edge computational solutions for analyzing microbiome and related biomedical data to identify biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets;
  • Source and effectively direct external service providers and collaborators, including software engineers, to deliver robust and efficient data pipelines;
  • Provide innovative scientific leadership and cultivate in-depth knowledge of and connectivity with emerging advances in the microbiome and multi-‘omics data analysis space;
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to advance PharmaBiomics‘ mission.


  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, or equivalent preparation and experience;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, including leadership of interdisciplinary teams;
  • A track record of productivity working with complex genomic or metabolomic data;
  • Good understanding of the statistical challenges inherent to compositional data and high dimensional data sets;
  • Deep understanding of gene, protein and functional pathway detection and annotation methods and ability to extract actionable biologic information from ‘omics data;
  • History of success working in dynamic multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Expertise in classification and prediction modelling (e.g. random forest, SVM, neural networks);
  • Skilled in the use of scripting languages (e.g. C++, Python, Perl) and/or analytical languages (e.g. R, Matlab).



  • Setup and management of cloud-based computing solutions;
  • Experience in visualization of biological data;
  • Exposure to relational database management;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Clinical trial design.
How to Apply

If interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact and/or send cover letter and CV to info@pharmabiomics.com. The successful candidate does not have to be based in London or the UK. 

About Our Organization

PharmaBiomics is still in the start up phase and plans to be incorporated before end of 2017. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the formation of a NewCo in the biotechnology space and to define its informatics & data analysis strategy. 

PharmaBiomics is leveraging high-resolution multi-‘omics analytics to identify and leverage key microbiome-driven pathways to solve pharmaceutical discovery and development challenges and address unmet patient need through safer and more efficacious clinical care. To realize its mission, PharmaBiomics seeks a highly driven Head of Computational Biology & Biostatistics to join its leadership team.

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