Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites.
Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
R&D Informatics and ML/AI Lead for Lab Automation
The Roche Pharma Research and Early Development Informatics team is the bridge between digital technology and science. We help drive medical innovation and are integral to the realisation of truly Personalised Healthcare and the development of innovative treatments for patients.
We are shaping the digitalization of Pharma R&D at Roche, and we are growing. For our vision to come true, we need innovative, dedicated people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Currently, we are looking for Research Informatics talent with expertise in automating laboratory workflows and decision making to join us in driving an innovative strategy for the digital transformation of research for patients.
You will be a thought leader and a key contributor to our strategic initiative on digitalization of research, with a focus on automating laboratory processes and decision making by applying advanced instrument and data exchange standards as well as Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) methods
You will establish and nurture effective partnerships with scientists, internal IT specialists and software companies to assess existing processes and workflows for automation opportunities, and for recognising areas suitable for RPA or AI/ML approaches
You will propose and prototype appropriate informatics solutions and validate scientific models for lab automation, and collaborate with technical teams to optimise the solutions towards higher performance, robustness, and scalability to optimally support complex research activities
Who you are
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
You have a university degree, preferably a PhD, in Computer Science, Cheminformatics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Engineering, and several years of professional experience in life science or research informatics
You are a quick learner, inspired by curiosity, who enjoys entering into new areas to build expertise and courageously and creatively takes initiative to see your ideas implemented through team work in a dynamic customer oriented environment
You have working expertise in automating laboratory processes including the application of AI/ML (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) or RPA methods, and a profound understanding of their advantages/drawbacks for solving a given problem
You bring a broad experience with laboratory instrument and data exchange standards
You are attracted by the challenges of managing informatics projects, and navigate consciously and fluidly between strategic conceptual thinking and detail-oriented planning, prioritisation, and task management
Your profile is rounded off by having very good presentation and communication skills in English