Computational Biologist Jobs

Computational biology is used to help identify drug and therapeutic targets quicker and more accurately than ever before.

Computational biologists work closely with ‘wet lab’ research scientists to help design experiments that will generate data about a specific area of interest. They then create a pipeline programme which will be used by the bioinformatician to order the data in a structured way before it is passed onto a bioinformatic analyst for interpretation. The analyst uses the data to spot patterns, trends and anomalies which identify biomarkers or genetic markers that affect disease.

Once markers have been identified, computational biologists use their extensive computer skills to generate and test hypotheses, for example for new therapeutic concepts, based on the findings.

Successful candidates in these very technical roles will ideally be educated to PhD level in a relevant discipline, such as computational biology, statistics or physics, and have experience of using computational approaches on real world problems. They also need a good understanding of data science languages such as R and Python.

Computational biologists work in academia as well as commercial settings, where they are particularly important in helping pharmaceutical companies find discovery targets and assist in drug discovery.

Computational Biologist Salary

The starting salary for a Computational Biologist role would be £35,000.

Each company structures their salary and benefits differently and some of the perks are fantastic!

Latest Computational Biologist Jobs


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Principal Scientist - Comp Bio Cardiometabolic Diseases

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases! GermanyParamount is working this Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases role exclusively for...

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory - GermanyDo you have experience in leading a team of computational biologists in immunology & respiratory? If so, then we have the perfect o...

Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology - Germany!We have a very exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner for a very wel...

Software Tester / Developer - Cambridge

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Software Tester/Developer Cambridge This is a fantastic opportunity for a Software Tester to join this rapidly growing team and play a part in the company's mission to...

Principal Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy - Partner

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy - Computational BiologyGermany - PharmaThe global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (gCBDS) department is engaged in target discovery research and...

Statistical Geneticist - Oxford - Cancer

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Statistical Geneticist - Cancer*Based in Oxford but flexible working options* This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing biotechnology company who specialise in the development of innov...

Director of Quality - Cambridge

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance - CambridgeCambridgeRapidly growing international biotech company in Cambridge are seeking someone experienced in Quality Management to take charge of thei...

Scientific Director Comp Bio - Oncology

Vienna Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Scientific Director Computational Biology - Cancer Research! Austria! We are working on this exclusive role for a client who develops breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solut...

Team Lead Comp Bio in Immunology & Respiratory

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory - Germany Do you have experience in leading a team of computational biologists in immunology & respiratory? If so, then we have...

Computational Biologist

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Computational Biologist I am working with a global diagnostics genomic provider in Oxford who is looking for 2 Computational Biologists to join their team research and development team. This role will...

Computational Biologist - Oxford

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Computational Biologist - Oxford Oxford *Hybrid working options* This is a fantastic opportunity for a excited computational biologist to join a well-established leading provid...

Computational Biologist - Graduate

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Computational Biologist - Graduate - Oxford Oxford *Hybrid working options* This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate to join a well-established leading provider of...

Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology - Germany! We have a very exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner f...

Software Tester

Cambridgeshire Competitive Permanent

Software Tester/Developer Cambridge This is a great opportunity for a Software Tester to join an exciting company that aim to transform the lives of cancer patients and their families t...

Tester / Developer - Software

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Software Tester/Developer Cambridge This is a fantastic opportunity for a Software Tester to join this rapidly growing team and play a part in the company's mission to improve the lives of cance...

Automation Test Engineer - Software

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Automation Test Engineer - Software Cambridge, UK This company are looking for a test engineer to assist them in providing software solutions to benefit the development of precision medicines....

Statistical Geneticist - Cancer

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Statistical Geneticist - Cancer*Based in Oxford but flexible working options* This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing biotechnology company who specialise in the development of innov...

Scientific Director Comp Bio - Oncology

Vienna Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Scientific Director Computational Biology - Cancer Research! Austria!We are working on this exclusive role for a client who develops breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas...

Software Engineer - Senior

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Software Engineer - SeniorCambridge This is a fantastic opportunity to join a biotech company based in Cambridge who is focused on drug discovery and development for protein-misfolding diseases. This...

Principal Scientist - Comp Bio Cardiometabolic Diseases

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases! Germany Paramount is working this Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases role ex...

Principal Scientist - Cardiometabolic Diseases

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic DiseasesPharma. GermanyEmbedded in BI's growing Global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (gCBDS) Unit you have an impact on rei...

Software Test / Developer

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Software Tester/Developer Cambridge This is a fantastic opportunity for a Software Tester to join this rapidly growing team and play a part in the company's mission to...

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & RespiratoryPharma. GermanyGlobal Computational Biology and Digital Science (GCBDS) is a global team supporting the therapeutic areas with high-class com...

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory - Germany Do you have experience in leading a team of computational biologists in immunology & respiratory? If so, then we have...