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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Senior/Principal Scientist Computational Biology

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 1, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 143687 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


Hill’s Pet Nutrition is seeking a computational biologist with experience applying computational methods to integrate, visualize, and interpret data arising from genetic, genomic, and transcriptomic, and metabolomic experiments together with pet health observations.   The candidate will be expected to identify potential relationships and biomarkers within health and ‘omics data.  S/he will use their expertise to integrate data to model pathway interactions, the effect of exposure to various nutritional interventions, including host microbiome interactions.  This role will involve developing and maintaining state-of-the-art computational capabilities as well as building strong collaborations with research scientists, data scientists and statisticians.   


The key responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Implement, tune and maintain data processing pipelines for key datastreams, including NGS derived data as well as genetic profiling data from array based methods.
  • Integrative analysis and interpretation of data sets including multiple data types and visualization of results.
  • Develop statistical and machine learning-based models to leverage new insight into biological systems from –omics data (e.g., genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics).
  • Interpret and communicate complex experimental results to both technical and non-technical audiences effectively.
  • Present technical findings to internal R&D community & management teams, external conferences, and to document findings in internal technical reports and/or external publications.
  • Form internal and external collaboration to progress project initiatives.


Required Qualifications:

  • Education
    • MS in Computational Biology or related field
  • 7+ years practical working experience in Computational Biology or related field with hands on experience in implementation and maintenance of data processing pipelines (e.g. biobakery)
  • Practical working experience in systems-level data integration and predictive statistical modeling.  
  • Practical working experience developing models utilizing large data sets to identify biological interactions
  • Practical working experience in analyzing data from transcriptomics and metagenomic databases to provide mode of action and molecular pathway target information.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data sets to better understand microbiome, genetic, and metabolomic interactions and pathways.
  • Fluency in at least one scripting language, preferably Python
  • Experience in using statistical methods to analyze ‘omics data


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in computational biology or related field with 1+ years postdoc or industry experience 
  • Experience in systems-level data integration and predictive statistical modeling.  
  • Practical experience of next-generation sequencing data analysis
  • Experience in process modeling involving multiple biological data types



Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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