Senior Content Scientist – QIAGEN Digital Insights


At the heart of QIAGEN’s business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.

We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe. 
Our most valuable asset are our employees – more than 6000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us.  
There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.
If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people’s lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.
Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.

Position Description

As a Senior Content Scientist with the Content Group, you will be part of a collaborative, cross-functional team of curation scientists, knowledge engineers, product owners, software and quality engineers building powerful tools to gain biological insight into RNASeq and DNASeq data. We have built a world-class knowledge base (KB) rich with molecular and functional relationships derived from scientific literature and biological databases. By structuring previously unstructured biological knowledge, the KB provides the foundation for our biomedical data-interpretation capabilities. This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong background in biology and a focus on clinical genetics to use and expand these skills and help maintain and improve our suite of scientific software applications.

Essential Functions:

Work with product owners, scientific and technical team members to understand and refine requirements, use cases, and workflows of product features.

Think critically about our content, the application features, and the scientific literature to ensure end-to-end accuracy and integration.

Participate in the investigation, definition, refinement, and documentation of software requirements.

Collaborate with the groups responsible for software testing to ensure appropriate tests are generated and maintained.

Design, maintain, and refine curation protocols and support curation scientists as new developments in the literature are encountered.

Position Requirements


Strong foundation in human genetics.

Ability to interpret and critically-evaluate the primary literature and databases in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry & human genetics.

Familiarity with general biological resources (such as NCBI Entrez Gene, PubMed, OMIM, ClinVar), tools/techniques (DNA sequence analysis, NGS technologies) and data interpretation.

Demonstrated ability to solve problems and analyze data.


3+ years in an information-oriented function or role; or experience in a regulated laboratory environment (cGLP, CLIA, etc.).

Experience in variant interpretation, familiarity with genome browsers, human disease mutation databases, and functional annotation sources.

Understanding of cancer biology and general pathology.

Familiarity with ontologies, especially biomedical ontologies such as GO, SnoMed, HPO, NCI.

Experience in curation from scientific literature and/or analysis of genetic data

Personal Requirements

MD or PhD in the biological sciences, preferably in field relating directly to human genetics or human disease.

Enthusiastic to learn new technologies, including bioinformatics tools, explore diverse content, and algorithms.

Team player


Supervisory, leadership, project management, teaching, or mentoring experience.

Working with international team members.

What we offer

At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.

QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

QIAGEN complies with applicable laws regarding the confidentiality of employee health information and the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.  Candidates who require accommodation should contact This policy is part of QIAGEN’s ongoing efforts to support public health efforts and to ensure the safety and-well-being of its employees, customers, business partners, and community.

The estimated base salary range for this position is 100.000-135.000 USD.  Compensation will be based on the candidate’s experience, skills, geographic location, and other job-related factors. In addition to base salary, we offer a total compensation package that includes annual performance bonus and generous benefits.

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