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Date posted:  Jul 22, 2022

Dülmen, NW, DE

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Temporary
Job Requisition ID:  12670

Research Scientist - Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (m/w/d)

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

The function Yara Farming Solutions will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offering and the way we work. R&D and Agronomy is responsible for developing new crop nutrition products and driving agronomic excellence within the organization. The R&D area has the mandate to drive and execute research projects to develop innovative products for crop growth improvement. The group’s focus is on identifying and verifying molecular targets in different crops for e.g. increasing resistance against abiotic stresses.


For our team in Dülmen/Germany, we are looking for a passionate Research Scientist - Computational Biology/Bioinformatics for a limited period of 2 years.


As a Research Scientist – Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, you will substantially contribute to the development of a molecular target identification and validation platform. You will be working with molecular, genetic, physiologic, agronomic, and computational experts to develop solutions for transient crop trait modifications. Among your responsibilities will be:


  • Identify crop candidate genes/proteins/metabolites that influence phenotypes and agronomic performance under different environmental conditions using bioinformatic approaches like e.g. comparative genomics/proteomics/metabolomics
  • Perform computational analyses of (multivariate) large-scale gene expression data
  • Link the output of molecular profiling methods to gene function and phenotype predictions
  • Model gene regulatory/protein interaction networks to identify new connections and central regulators
  • Work with scientists from other disciplines to discuss and define analytic approaches, hypotheses and interpretations


  • PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, plant genetics, molecular biology, or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in a research and development environment
  • Strong expertise in large-scale plant molecular data analysis like e.g. RNA-seq, comparative genomics/ proteomics
  • Experienced in programming languages like e.g. Python, Perl, R, and advanced statistics
  • Published track record in bioinformatic analyses of plant molecular/genetic data
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with experience in setting up a bioinformatic data processing and analyses pipeline
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey complex topics/results to stakeholders with non-technical backgrounds
  • Fluent English communication skills. German is a plus.

Additional Information

We offer:

  • Limited-term employment relationship for 2 years with remuneration in line with industry standards
  • Varied and interesting challenges in a dynamic and international working environment
  • Flexible work organization  
  • 30 vacation day
  • 37,5 working hours with a time tracking system (Flexitime)
  • Occupational pension plan, occupational disability insurance for the chemical industry, accident insurance, supplementary long-term care insurance
  • Occupational health management, Job-Bike, Hanse-Fit
  • Coffee, tea ,water and fresh fruits as well as canteen at the company location


Are you interested in this position in our future-oriented and modern company? We are looking forward to receiving your application. Please indicate your earliest possible entry date and salary expectations.


We expressly welcome applications from persons with a severe disability or persons who are on an equal status with severely disabled persons.

Contact details

Dr. Jonas Ruhe

Senior Scientist


Sarah Wulf

HR Service Specialist

Apply no later than

21. August 2022

Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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