BASF Systems Biologist in Nevele, Belgium

ComanyDescriptionResponsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.DepartmentDescriptionBASF Plant Science develops innovative solutions to increase yield and quality of crop plants. CropDesign, the Belgian division of BASF Plant Science, focuses on crop plant improvements. The company applies genomics, informatics and robotics technologies within laboratories and an automated greenhouse complex. www.cropdesign.com. The position is based in Nevele, Belgium, and is part of an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists in the BASF R&D Digitalization department. The BASF R&D Digitalization Department is responsible for the digitalization of R&D across BASF. BASF has about ten thousand employees working in research and development worldwide.

ProjectDescriptionSystems BiologistRequirementDescription

  • PhD in Biotechnology or Computational Biology, or related fields, with at least one year of post-doctoral experience in a computational biology related discipline, or a Master's degree with 10 years' experience or a BS degree with 13 years' experience.

  • Experienced in machine learning technologies for the computational integration and interpretation of biological datasets.

  • Experience with statistical analysis packages and bioinformatics programs.

  • Experience with scripting and/or programming, relational databases, graph databases.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills to question practices and improve approaches.

  • Strong organizational and work management skills demonstrating the ability focus on multiple issues at one time, meet goals and to attain the desired results, often under time pressure and in a fast changing environment.

TaskDescriptionAs Systems Biologist you will engage in the following:

  • Proactively identify and drive the development of systems biology solutions, in close interaction with internal customers across BASF.

  • Develop and execute analyses, involving colleagues in an interdisciplinary and global team of experts.

  • Interpretation of the results, in interaction with specialists in agronomy, white biotech or toxicology.

  • Communication about the work packages and the analysis results to various stakeholders.

  • Drive the innovation of novel systems biology analysis, visualization and interpretation methodologies, and the constant improvement of existing methodologies.

  • Interact with customers and potential customers in BASF, and with external companies and academic partners.

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