Senior Director, Clinical Computational Biology
Cambridge, MA 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Senior Director, Clinical Computational Biology

In Bayer Research & Early Development Oncology, we discover the next generation of cancer therapies with scientific innovation hubs in Berlin, Boston, Basel, and Oslo. Translational Sciences Oncology is a multidisciplinary department that harnesses cutting-edge technologies to enable earlier detection, precise molecular diagnosis, and personalized treatment for cancer patients. We ensure seamless translational support starting from the assessment of new targets through to preclinical and clinical studies from first-in-human through lifecycle management.

This Senior Director role is accountable for a global computational biology team's deliverables to clinical development programs. In particular, this role will guide the team's efforts to compile and analyze internal and external high-dimensional datasets to deliver insights on translational science strategy and exploratory endpoints in clinical trial protocols. This role will initiate, delegate, and manage innovative meta-analyses and reverse translation initiatives that leveraging internal and external collaborations. Through an extensive network of colleagues throughout Bayer, this role will successfully implement cross-functional solutions. This role will advance scientific leadership within the company, our network of external partners, and the broader cancer research community.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Director, Computational Biology (Translational Sciences Oncology) are to:

  • Allocate global team resources, manage stakeholder relationships, and ensure prosecution of complex analyses on high-dimensional data from clinical trial samples;
  • Guide team members to ensure optimal coordination and alignment of roles and responsibilities among Translational Science Leaders, Biomarker Statisticians, and additional stakeholders in the Oncology Strategic Business Unit;
  • Coordinate and scientifically reviews the team's data-driven deliverables that evaluate stage-gate decision criteria for portfolio programs;
  • Establish the framework for decision making, scientific best practices, and effective communication within the team;
  • Initiate and lead cross-functional translational science strategic initiatives. Advocate for championing innovative ideas and approaches, both internally and externally;
  • Contribute to the prosecution of the R&D roadmap for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) by proposing high-value business problems, contextualizing Digital Product development as a Business Owner, and identifying the added value from these approaches;
  • Coordinate interfaces across Research & Early Development Oncology, Oncology Biostatistics & Data Management, Data Science & AI, and IT functions.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biological or Computational Sciences (Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Computational Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Statistics, or other related discipline) with very strong computational or quantitative focus;
  • Demonstrated peer-reviewed publications in computational biology;
  • Ability to set, communicate, and implement a strategic vision;
  • Prior experience with managing direct reports;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and learning agility, highly self-motivated, with an aspiration of continuous improvement of oneself and others;
  • Effective influencer, communicator, and team player with proven networking skills, both internally and externally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years industry experience leading direct reports in computational biology who are responsible for retrospective exploratory analyses of DNA-seq or RNA-seq data from oncology clinical trials.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.
IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES:Bayer expects its colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer colleagues are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.
Division:PharmaceuticalsReference Code785519
Functional Area:Computational Science, Data Science & StatisticsLocation:United States : Massachusetts : Cambridge
Employment Type:RegularPosition Grade:VS 3
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
8+ years
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