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Data Scientist – Computational Biology

4 months ago   Information Technology   Hyderabad   83 views Reference: 25598
Job Details

Req ID: 224709W-01

Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry – including a balanced and diverse mix of seed and crop protection solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume to ensure progress for generations to come.
We are seeking a ‘Data Scientist – Computational Biology’ at our Corteva Corporate Office, Madhapur, Hyderabad, INDIA. We leverage data science and multi-omics data to discover, optimize and develop novel traits, chemistry products and biologicals. As a Data Scientist, you will be part of a diverse team of Data Scientists and Analysts. A critical aspect of this position involves working with global teams across multiple locations. Communication and teamwork are key elements of this role; excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects involving several computational modules to process different data types and application areas.
  • Integrate and analyse multiple datatypes in the context of experimental observations with a goal towards formulating testable hypothesis.
  • Applying innovative computational methods to multiscale genomics and molecular profiling data in plant systems.
  • Participate in experimental design, genomic data generation and analyses to influence the discovery by identifying novel patterns.
  • Understanding the research questions from experimental biologists and formulate relevant in silico analyses.
  • Design, develop and apply the next generation of genome assembly and annotation pipelines that generate world-class, comprehensive structural and functional annotation information for genomes of interest.
  • Have expertise in predictive algorithms and methods for genes, promoters and other regulatory elements in complex eukaryotic genomes.
  • Establish systematic analysis workflows starting from processing of raw data to biological interpretation and hypothesis generation.
  • Communicate the results, interpretations and conclusions of bioinformatics analysis projects including the confidence of predictions and suggest relevant/potential experiments for confirming computational analysis-based predictions.
  • Follow emerging trends in genomics data analysis and maintain expertise in the application of genomic technologies.
  • Collaborate effectively in a team environment with individuals of all levels of experience.


Education and Experience

  • PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Statistics with 2-4 years of work experience in academic or corporate setting.
  • Experience in Python and R programming languages is required.
  • Good working experience in high performance computing (distributed computing, workflow management, version control) is required. Working knowledge of AWS and Kubernetes environments will be a plus.
  • Experience in NGS datasets and different areas of genome sequence analysis including comparative genomics, genome assembly, alignment, gene structure and gene function annotation methods and tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with popular NGS analysis software’s including BWA, bowtie, GATK-suite, HiSat, Spades, Trinity, RSEM, HTSEq, sequence databases, etc.
  • Experience in development of bioinformatics software or large-scale computational biology pipelines and databases demonstrated through publications or similar.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, flexibility, and willingness to learn.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) are a must.
  • We are looking for an individual who will enhance foundational knowledge of genomes for crops and other species of interest to further our understanding of thebiological mechanisms underpinning various crop traits.
  • This person will exhibit deep competence in developing high-quality, comprehensive genome structural and functional annotations, interpreting large scale genomics and transcriptomics datasets, collaborating extensively, and who can stretch their imagination to solve biological problems of business interest with scientists from other domains.


Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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Company Description
Corteva is a major American agricultural chemical and seed company that was the agricultural unit of DowDuPont prior to being spun off as an independent public company. DowDuPont announced the Corteva name in February 2018, saying that it was "derived from a combination of words meaning 'heart' and 'nature.'"