Data Science Engineer – data management and integration

Can you take a leading role in the development of a new paradigm?

In LEO Pharma we see an enormous potential in applying state-of-the-art data integration and management to our R&D activities. In fact we have decided to aim towards becoming industry leading in data driven drug discovery research. This is why we need you and all of your experience across data management and integration. If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact far beyond the average in a role with major responsibility and development opportunities, and if you have a particular interest in the life sciences, this job is what you want.

Main driver and expert within data management and integration

Your overall focus will be to provide the right systems and processes for easy cross-disciplinary data access and analyses. You will work with data from all levels of pharmaceutical R&D, ranging from exploratory in vitro and in vivo data to regulatory studies and clinical trials. Your work will also support most disciplines within drug discovery, such as chemistry, skin research, DMPK, toxicology and bioinformatics. Your customers will be approximately 170 scientists within the LEO Pharma research community, primarily based at the LEO headquarters in Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen – where you and your 6 highly skilled team colleagues also are based. This new focus area has strong management support and high level plans are developed for the coming 5 years. Your primary tasks will be:

  • Strategy development for data management and integration
  • Establish new data standards and ontologies throughout the research organization in close collaboration with LEO scientists  
  • Explore opportunities for pre-competitive collaboration on data standards and data sharing – external partnering
  • Implementation of new data standards and ontologies within research – as leading expert and advisor
  • Introduction of novel data visualization applications using integrated data – market analyses of relevant technologies
  • Development of data management and data visualization applications

First and foremost you will become the strategist and technical expert in data management and integration within the research organization. At the same time you will get the opportunity to drive projects yourself – if you have the skills and interest. Once the data integration capabilities have matured, there will be opportunities for predictive modelling and to develop competences in machine learning.

+5 years’ experience within data management and integration

You have a university degree in computer science or a related discipline, preferably complemented with a PhD. This is backed by a minimum of 5 years’ hands-on experience from working with data management and integration using SQL, as well as non-SQL databases and data lakes. Additionally, you have extensive programming experience, where C#, JavaScript and Python is an advantage. Related to this, you are generally curious and open for acquiring new skills and knowledge.

As leading expert and main driver of a new focus area you will need solid planning and prioritisation skills as well as resilience in order to push through with a long term scope. Naturally, you must also be very good at manage complexity – data wise as well as organisational.

On the personal level, you must thrive on setting the agenda and be the proactive force that turns ideas into tangible products. A vital key to your success will be founded within a close dialogue with your customers in the LEO science community. This takes good collaboration and communication skills, including the ability to explain complex subjects to people without your expert knowledge.

About Research Informatics and Compound Management – your new team

You will join 6 skilled and dedicated colleagues in the LEO Pharma headquarters in Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen. Our focus is to enable the LEO research community to break new land and take innovation even further – and by that help patients with skin diseases to achieve a better life. We do so via development, purchasing and implementation of best-in-class systems and processes across compound handling, data management, informatics solutions and software. We work in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere characterised by cooperation and helpfulness.

Deadline for submitting your CV and application is August 10 2017.

For further information, please contact Senior Team Leader Jonna Staalring Westerberg at

We look forward to receiving your application.

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About LEO Pharma
LEO Pharma helps people achieve healthy skin. By offering care solutions to patients in more than 100 countries globally, LEO Pharma supports people in managing their skin conditions.
Founded in 1908 and owned by the LEO Foundation, the healthcare company has devoted decades of research and development to delivering products and solutions to people with skin conditions.
LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark and employs around 4,800 people worldwide.
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Application deadline: 10 Aug 2017

Location: Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen, DK

Job type: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time