Knowledge Engineer – 5548 URA


Our client is a pioneer in Drug Discovery and Development and one of the frontrunners in Personalised Healthcare. As the world`s largest R&D spender in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics domain, they work in a vast number of drug discovery & therapeutic areas and are highly recognized internationally.


The perfect candidate has a University Degree in Data Science / Engineering and at least 3 years of experience of working with data interoperability preferably in the pharmaceutical / medical device environment. This candidate also has expertise in knowledge engineering, software engineering, data modeling, healthcare interoperability, data integration, semantic/graph technologies, data analytics and FAIR and project management are expected. This role is a initial 12 months contract with planned extension for one more year  in Basel area.


Main Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with various product teams to shape the development and integration of data models and standardization into the RIS product portfolio and enable FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data services
  • Collaborate with engineering and business teams and co-drive projects to implement interoperability standards for medical devices and digital products adhering to FAIR principles
  • Investigate innovative methods to generate new business insights from interlinked data sources (lab and clinical) that may mature into new features of RIS digital products
  • Drive the adoption and integration of interoperability standards including terminological resources (e.g. FHIR, HL7v2, LOINC, SNOMED) for RIS digital products
  • Engage with internal key customers and stakeholders to understand their business needs, pain points using a customer-centric approach
  • Co-create robust solutions starting out from prototypes and MVPs
  • Drive automation of data and software services to achieve continuous delivery e.g. by setting up code repositories, automation pipelines, quality assurance, etc.


Qualifications and Experience:


  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Work experience of minimum 3 years with data interoperability
  • University Degree in Computer Science / Engineering related fields, preferably PhD degree (such as Software Engineering, Architecture, Data Science, Mathematics, Bioinformatics or similar areas of academic discipline)
  • Strong software engineering skills and various programming languages such as Python, Java. Any knowledge of frontend programming languages such as Typescript, Angular, etc. is a plus. Any knowledge of data engineering and cloud skills is a plus
  • Background in data interoperability technologies, such as data integration, data standards and terminologies (e.g. FHIR, HL7v2, SNOMED or LOINC)
  • Good knowledge in (meta) data management approaches such as relational and graph databases
  • Strong stakeholder management and collaboration skills
  • Working independently in cross-functional and distributed teams
  • Ability to work in changing, agile, multinational and multiple location environment

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