Head of Genomics

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Head of Genomics

Job description

Nostos Genomics is a Berlin-based early-stage startup backed by leading investors and scientists on a mission to improve the lives of the 400 million people around the world who have a genetic disease. To achieve this, we have built a cloud platform using AI and synthetic biology to decipher how changes in our DNA lead to disease. We offer this platform to genetic testing labs and empower them to give more patients a clear and fast diagnosis.

Your role

We are looking for a Head of Genomics to lead our genomic data science workstream. You will be working closely together with our Machine Learning and Product teams to ensure a strong competitive edge and highly innovative development of our product. Both, hands-on mentality as well as the ability to think strategically about future market opportunities are expected from this role. You will be reporting directly to our CTO. 

We foster a flexible work environment and encourage applications from candidates that are either based in Berlin or would work remotely with a willingness to travel to Berlin occasionally. 

Job requirements


  • Advanced degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, structural biology, biophysics, biology and computer science, or related discipline
  • Experience analysing exome or genome sequencing NGS datasets and familiarity with the latest tools, databases & software
  • Proven track record of developing custom algorithms for NGS analysis
  • Experience handling large volumes of data within bioinformatic workflows
  • Experience planning and executing scientific projects and managing a team
  • Solid working knowledge of the key public reference databases for clinical variation data
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility as well as find pragmatic solutions to potentially complex problems
  • Skills in verbal and written communication (e.g. to prepare a white paper or represent the company at a presentation).
  • Highly motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment
  • Willingness to learn and openness to feedback


  • Understanding of the medical lab or general healthcare industry
  • Good grasp of basic machine learning concepts
  • Start-up experience


What we value in our team

Our team reflects the interdisciplinary collaboration required to solve this big challenge – ranging from software and data science to genetics and healthcare. We are a proudly diverse, international group of creative problem-solvers and humble learners that care about having a positive impact on society and are also aware of the trust placed in us. This is why we value transparency and kindness, taking ownership and we encourage your personal growth:


  • Develop your personal skills and knowledge with resources like books and courses to learn continuously

  • Dynamic and flexible work environment that you can design (incl. remote work options)

  • Participate in our success with equity options

  • Possibility to grow with the company and influence our direction

  • Regular social activities: participate only if you feel like it

  • Additionally, we offer good coffee, a selection of healthy snacks and company-subsidized public transport in our Berlin office


We see diversity as a core feature of our team and we encourage you to apply especially if you are from an underrepresented group.