Scientific Consultant/Field Application Scientist, Genedata Profiler, USA-Boston

The Position

Genedata is seeking a Scientific Consultant / Field Application Scientist to fill an opening in our growing Genedata Profiler (Precision Medicine) team.

Precision medicine requires scientists to characterize the genomic profile of patients to better understand patients’ response to new therapies, to efficiently stratify patients for clinical trials or to identify novel biomarkers for patient monitoring. Genedata Profiler™, a highly innovative tool in the era of precision medicine, provides a comprehensive, enterprise solution for the processing, management, integration, and analysis of massive amounts of clinical, phenotype, and multi-omic data.

The Scientific Consultant is a scientific and technical consultant for our customers. It is a highly dynamic job: you will wear many different hats, interact with many different people, and use your scientific and technical knowledge to solve real-world scientific problems in precision medicine. This position is especially well-suited for you if you have a scientific/technical background, enjoy variety in your daily work, and want to expand your skill set (scientific, technical, and soft skills). 

This full-time position is based in Boston, US and requires about 30% travel within US, and occasional travel to Europe. 

Key Responsibilities

First and foremost, you will become an expert in scientific and IT matters related to translational and clinical data analysis in general and the use of our Genedata Profiler software in particular. You will combine this expertise with excellent communication skills and project management know-how to (a) be a vital part of the sales team, (b) propose, plan, execute and manage projects, and (c) support our customers in getting the most out of Genedata Profiler. 

(a) You will work in tandem with our Business Development Managers in establishing and communicating the value of Genedata Profiler to prospects and customers. Tasks include qualifying customer needs, giving presentations and demos, and managing software evaluation projects.

(b) In addition, you will act as scientific consultant for data science projects. You will ensure their delivery at the level of excellence that our customers know us for. This involves proper project set up and planning to achieve the customer’s goals; specifying and coordinating and executing the implementation work; guaranteeing adherence to scope, budget and timelines; managing change in the project; controlling the quality of all deliverables; providing customer feedback to product management; and supporting the Profiler team to keep improving our processes.

(c) You will establish relationships based on trust with our customers by being their first point of contact and a sparring partner on scientific and technical matters, including user trainings and product support. We want our customers to have excellent translational and clinical data analysis processes, and you will be responsible to help enable this.

In addition to the core responsibilities listed above, we want you to help all of us in the Profiler team to improve, and we count on your knowledge, creativity, and technical skills to further advance our science, marketing, development, and product management.

Your Profile

Essential Skills and Experience: 

  • You will be exposed to a range of different people, so you should feel comfortable interacting with customers at all levels (managers, scientists, and IT experts) and be prepared to constantly communicate internally. 
  • We are particularly looking for candidates with solid scientific background (Ph.D. level preferred) in bioinformatics, molecular biology, or a similar discipline
  • In addition, 2+ years of industry experience working with phenotype and omics data in clinical or translational research would be a definitive advantage, especially in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company, a contract research organization, a consulting company, a provider of scientific software.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer is required.

If you do not have experience in any of these companies, we look forward to receiving your application if you possess the skills listed below, are a fast learner and wish to quickly delve into the scientific and technical challenges of cutting-edge screening technologies in the context of Pharmaceutical R&D. 

Additional Preferred Skills and Experience: 

Technical skills: 

  • The role involves scripting and working with UNIX systems, which means that experience with at least one scripting language (preferably Python) as well as basic familiarity with the UNIX shell environment will get you up to speed faster. 
  • Familiarity with Java, networks, databases, data mining, image analysis, distributed systems, and/or web technologies is an advantage, but not strictly required for the job. 
  • Experience in managing IT projects involving multiple stakeholders is a clear plus. 

Industry knowledge: 

  • You will work with a range of omics technologies and application areas (please see our website for currently supported technologies), so deeper knowledge within a few or broader knowledge across several of them would be desirable 
  • Our customers are mainly pharmaceutical research organizations, thus your experience with pharmaceutical research and the drug discovery process would be valuable to us. 

The Company

Genedata is an exceptional company. With over two decades of success in research informatics due to closely-knit teams of scientists, developers and business experts, Genedata has achieved steady and continuous growth since inception. As a private and majority employee-owned organization, we empower each employee to be a contributing voice in the company operations and evolution.  Our collective expertise in research informatics, combined with our open and scalable computational solutions, makes us the leading software provider in R&D informatics for biotech, pharmaceuticals, and related life sciences. We are headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and have subsidiaries in Germany, US, UK, Japan and Singapore.

About Genedata Profiler

Developed in collaboration with leading pharmaceutical companies, Genedata Profiler provides a comprehensive, scalable and interoperable computational platform that addresses the major challenges associated with omic-based translational research. The innovative software platform combines high-performance raw omics data processing pipelines, sophisticated data analyses and unparalleled data visualizations with an advanced distributed data management infrastructure. Genedata Profiler accelerates the genomic profiling of patients, at scale and according to the highest data privacy and regulatory standards.

Are you interested?

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and your motivation letter 

to along with the reference number BOS-PRO-SAM

Legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer is required.


Genedata is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Genedata only accepts CVs and resumes directly from candidates. Personnel recruitment agencies need not respond.