Head of Biological Data Exploitation and Predictive Science

Head of Biological Data Exploitation and Predictive Science

Chemie / Pharma / Biotechnologie
  • Dauerstelle - Vollzeit
  • Référence : INT-023476
  • Partager:


  • Région Basel
  • Type de contrat Dauerstelle - Vollzeit
  • Secteur d'activité Chemie / Pharma / Biotechnologie


For our client, a leading science-based agtech company in Basel, we are looking for an individual as

Head of Biological Data Exploitation and Predictive Science

(unlimited contract, full-time). The earliest start date is as soon as possible or within 6 months.

Description de la mission

  • Build and lead a team of data experts driving data exploitation, predictive science and systems development related to field trials to support successful data driven crop protection product development globally
  • Drive data analytics needs for Crop Protection development in the different product lines (Weed Control, Disease Control, Insect Control, Biologicals, Lawn & Garden, Seedcare)
  • Design, communicate and implement technical strategies for data management in Product Development
  • Collaborate and align with other R&D functions and regional teams, IT, Marketing, as well as key third parties to deliver the CP R&D strategies
  • Lead the development of tools for data capture, analysis, and interpretation together with R&D IT to enable step change in product knowledge and speed up project decisions
  • Create value by championing data and digital platforms that meet the cultural needs and capabilities of a global organization, share best practices, and align across regional biological data experts
  • Lead the global data exploitation and predictive science activities in Global Product Biology
  • Drive strategic innovation in data exploitation and predictive science for Crop Protection field trials
  • Recruit, develop and lead a team of data scientists with expertise in biological data management, modeling, and statistics
  • Lead the development of new systems for data capture, exploitation, and storage of data
  • Prepare the organization for step changes in biological data analytics
  • Establish digital solutions that support trialing excellence and successful product offers
  • Establish KPIs and metrics for the performance of the global field trialing capacity to enable continuous improvement and prioritize investment.

Profil attendu

  • Post-graduate degree in data science relating to biological R&D
  • Biological qualification with digital, IT and/or analytics capabilities
  • Experienced in different software development concepts and methodologies, e.g. Agile and Devops
  • 8+ years of experience overall. Including experience in people management and a technical role or external experience in data management in matrix organization
  • Broad understanding of digital tools and data analytics software
  • Proven track-record of delivering successful development projects in country/region/global role
  • In-depth knowledge of data exploitation and predictive science, preferably in the context of biological or agricultural Research and Development
  • Translate numbers and complex data into conclusions and simplify it into an easy-to-access model and support the decisions for scientific or business purposes.
  • Understanding of the R&D organisations, and key processes involved with development of new active ingredient and products
  • Fluent in written and oral English.

Application process

Interested? You can find more information here: Infopackage. Please apply via the "Bewerben" button below and answer all questions, otherwise we will be unable to process your application.


  • Agence GPP AG - GLOBAL RECRUITMENT - +41 44 266 50 25
  • Publié le 16. November 2021
  • Consultant Marijke van Engelenburg