Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Biostatistics Scientist I

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Biostatistics Scientist I, are to: 


  • Proactively identify, develop, and incorporate experimental design and bio statistical tools to facilitate bioassay optimization in the lab and in the greenhouse;
  • Support bench scientist teams in the analysis of large datasets by integrating different data types into statistical frameworks;
  • Train research staff in experimental design, basic statistical concepts, and the use of relevant statistical tools;
  • Must keep abreast of new statistical techniques, including technological developments in machine learning. Liaise with external experts and opinion leaders on these topics;
  • Develop, test, and document novel statistical analysis tools;
  • Be able to work with Data Engineers to translate statistical analyses and experimental designs into standardized pipelines;
  • Be able to communicate effectively through listening, documentation, and presentation, especially using compelling visualization tools to share analysis and interpretation of data.


Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. with no additional experience; or Master's degree with 2 years of relevant experience; or a BS with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Statistics, Ecology, Evolutionary Genetics, Plant Genetics/Biology, Quantitative Genetics/biology or related field;
  • Expertise in statistical analysis software R is essential.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of plant biology;
  • Background in advanced statistical modeling methods (e.g. multivariate data analysis, artificial neural networks or comparable;
  • Knowledge of other programming languages and operating systems (UNIX, Python).




Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: CA-West Sacramento
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