Data Scientist (m/f/d)

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Kontakt: Matthias Brand
Telefon: +4915901986091


Proxygen harnesses the cellular protein quality control system to develop therapies against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We are focused on particular small molecules called “molecular glue degraders” which mediate recruitment of a disease-causing protein to a ubiquitin ligase where it is ubiquitinated and directed to the proteasome for degradation. Hence, instead of merely blocking the function of harmful proteins, molecular glue degraders enable their complete and selective elimination.

Proxygen is located in the VBC6 Startup Labs, a new co-working space for biotech companies embedded in the Vienna Biocenter campus, one of Europe’s hotspots for life sciences. Within this context, Proxygen creates a vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive work environment with a strong emphasis on collaboration and teamwork.

We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time Data Scientist (f/m/d) excited to join our team.


What exactly we are looking for

  • PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or in the life sciences – applicants with a master’s degree and 4+ years of relevant experience will also be considered
  • Proven scientific track record in the analysis of high-dimensional biological datasets, such as genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics data (including at least one first author publication)
  • Extensive knowledge of programming languages such as Python and/or R, as well as bash scripting, familiarity with data visualization packages (matplotlib, seaborn, ggplot) is a plus
  • Solid background in statistics
  • Experience in machine learning algorithms, version control (Git) and database management are of advantage
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention for detail
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English are required
  • Positive attitude, reliability, professionalism, and team player mentality


What your main responsibilities will be

  • Design, implementation, and execution of analysis pipelines for proprietary and public omics datasets, with a focus on next-generation sequencing (CRISPR screens, transcriptomics) and proteomics data
  • Experimental design, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results in close collaboration with wet-lab scientists
  • Establishment and maintenance of internal data processing, analysis, and management framework
  • Internal training in data analysis
  • Accurate and meticulous recording of work processes and results according to internal documentation practices. Preparation of publication-quality visualizations of results and contribution to external communication and reporting


What we offer

  • International & multidisciplinary team of scientists consisting of molecular biologists, computational biologists, and chemists
  • Participation in cutting edge research with the overall goal to improve therapeutic options for cancer patients
  • Opportunity to contribute to one of the hottest fields in drug discovery
  • Support of professional development according to individual goals and aspirations
  • Competitive salary based on the applicant’s skills and experience
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Progression into a team leader role


About Vienna

  • The Austrian capital has come out on top of “the world’s highest quality of living” rankings for the past ten years and recently won “the world’s greenest city” award in 2020. Reasons for Vienna’s prime positioning include:
  • Affordable high-quality housing, reliable and affordable public transport
  • International airport with non-stop flights to all major cities in Europe
  • First-class public healthcare and public educational system
  • Parks, recreational areas, and other green spaces constituting 50% of the urban area
  • Large variety of cultural facilities and leisure activities inside and outside the city
  • Young, international population & very high penetrance of English as a second language


The monthly minimum (gross) salary for this position amounts to €54.600 per year. Salary and conditions are commensurate to the experience of the candidate and can be negotiated.


Application details

Please submit your comprehensive application, including a detailed letter of motivation and curriculum vitae with contact details of two referees to as a single PDF. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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