Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics, Enzyme Research China, Beijing

Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about Bioinformatics and Data Science? Then you might be our new Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics
We are seeking a passionate and multidisciplinary Bioinformatician to join our Microbiology & Molecular Biology team to facilitate our data-driven discovery of new enzyme product candidates, with experience in working with genome and protein sequence, big data and artificial intelligence. You will be working in a fantastic team with diverse competences from dedicated scientists and technicians covering microbiology, molecular biology and lab automation to design, build, test and learn from wild-type or engineered protein molecules.

Welcome to Enzyme Research China
Enzyme Research China is a director area focusing on delivering wildtype or engineered enzyme product candidates from microbes collected from the nature, to help our customers optimize their processes, save energy, reduce chemicals and lower the overall environmental impact, based on solid understanding of real substrates. The successful candidate will work closely together with microbiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists and application scientists in Beijing and around the globe, using genomics, phylogenetics, structural bioinformatics, data science as well as machine learning and deep learning to unlock potential from natural microbial diversity to find wildtype or engineered protein molecules for our customers.

In this role you’ll make an impact by:
  • Be the key driver in the department and corresponding global organization to help ensure a continued development of our bioinformatics and protein design toolset
  • Support the agile discovery teams to select and/or engineer molecules to the desired conditions
  • Ensure a good data flow and structure in close collaboration with the colleagues in the wet lab
In addition, you will also utilize our state-of-the-art data infrastructure and will interface with experts across R&D. For the curious individual with lots of personal drive, scientific acumen and a solid knowledge and interest in bioinformatics and data analytics, this is a perfect opportunity to progress your career in an international and dynamic environment.

To succeed you must hold:
  • PhD in Bioinformatics or adjacent fields, and a solid knowledge of molecular biology, preferably on characteristics and application of enzymes. Experience with microbial genomics is preferred.
  • Solid experience with scripting frameworks, preferably Python/R and Jupyter notebooks, and work comfortably on collaborative code stack development.
  • Strong drive for creating results and making a difference and a team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, curious scientific mind set and have a positive collaborative attitude.

This job will be located at Beijing, China.

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: April 1, 2021
Contact details: Department manager Cheng PENG (

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

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Ref: 8090BR
City: Beijing
Country: China
Job Area: Research and Development