Director of Data Science, Drug Discovery

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

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Address 1 :

Western Europe,Sweden,Sweden,

Key Skills :

Data Science, Machine Learning, Drug Discovery, Target Identification, Target Discovery

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Date Posted :

11 Oct, 2018

Company Name :

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Job Category :

Biostatistics Jobs

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Travel Amount:

upto 15%


Director of Data Science, Drug Discovery

One of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies is now seeking an exceptionally talented Data Scientist to join their Discovery Sciences team at a strategic Director level. This coveted position will be responsible for devising machine learning-based departmental strategy to drive target discovery and support drug development across core therapeutic fields.

Main responsibilities of the Director of Data Science will be:

-You will lead the machine learning discipline, develop and implement machine learning strategies for target identification
-Work collaboratively with internal drug discovery projects, therapeutic divisions and platform teams, using expertise in machine learning and statistical modelling to address key biological questions and deliver solutions
-Establish and nurture academic collaborations to drive AI/machine learning based genomic research


-An excellent academic background, with a PhD in Mathematics, Quantitative Biology, Statistics, Computer Science or a related discipline
-Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, data scientists, bioinformaticians etc.
-Experience working with genomic data (NGS, WGS, WES) and image data is ideal
-Experience applying machine learning to target discovery sciences/pre-clinical
-Expertise in one or several of the core machine learning areas, eg. Artificial Neural Networks, Supervised/Unsupervised learning methods, Support Vector Machines, Bayesian approaches, Gaussian processes, Markov Models, Decision Theory etc.
-Strong technical ability, excellent programming skills with expert use of Python sand R, as well as relevant frameworks such as scikit-learn & Tensorflow
-Good understanding of molecular biology, cell biology and genomics

This is a truly exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge science, and use your skills to transform millions of lives by supporting the development of new pharmaceuticals. For more information about this opportunity, email your CV to Emilie Francis at For an informal chat to discuss the position, call Emilie on 0121 616 3477.

Key words:
Data Science, Quantitive biology, machine learning, Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery, Target Identification, Discovery sciences, Pre-clinical, Artificial intelligence, Pharmaceutical, Pharma, Genomics, Statistics

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU



less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
Our Values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us different. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and candidates:

  • Respect - Paramount people listen, engage and contribute to ensure we make  the best possible decisions.  We are proud to work in recruitment.  Our diversity    makes our team uniquely adaptable to whatever challenges be it location, industry or culture we work in.
  • Integrity - Credibility means everything.  We are honest and transparent in our approach with everyone.
  • Entrepreneurial - We make it our business to excel when others can’t.  We relish the opportunity of a challenge using innovative and unique solutions.  We strive to be the agency of choice.
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  • Success – At Paramount we recognise and reward achievement, we nurture an environment where people can fulfil and maximise their potential.

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