Data Scientist

CHDR is looking for a DATA SCIENTIST

Who are we?

The Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR) is a top-class contract research organization located in Leiden, the Netherlands. CHDR focuses on early phase clinical research, trying to bring its customers’ drugs to proof of pharmacology and proof of concept as quickly and efficiently as possible. CHDR originates from the Leiden University Medical Center and is established as an independent organization. It is unique in combining industry standard processes and quality with top level science and methodology. 

Within CHDR, Trial@home is focusing on a platform that compliments traditional clinical trials by allowing data collection outside the clinic. This consists of the complete pipeline starting from data collection to transmission, storage, and analysis all in a manner that assures data quality and integrity without compromising the identity of the participant. Fit for purpose validation of each step and particularly of the novel digital endpoints is crucial. 

Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for a data scientist to join Trial@home. The candidate will develop techniques and algorithms for the interpretation of data from different sources used by the platform. The candidate must have hands-on experience in implementing and applying advanced data-analysis techniques (e.g., (un)supervised learning, time-series analysis, etc.). Experience in designing and conducting data collection experiments is also an important task. 

Required skills:  

  • University degree (MSc or PhD) in either Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics or other relevant field; 
  • Knowledge of data analytics methodologies (e.g., statistics, timeseries analysis, data mining, machine learning. etc.) in the field of biotechnology; 
  • Affinity with digital technologies such as wearables, mobile devices, and apps; 
  • Excellent communication skills; 
  • Proficient in the English language.
  • Analytical 
  • Independent 
  • Flexible 
  • Team player 
  • Fast learner 

Our offer
You will join a dynamic, passionate organization and work within a small team in a multi-disciplinary environment. We offer you a pleasant workplace with an open multidisciplinary work environment and good secondary employment conditions such as an end of year bonus, development opportunities, and all kinds of social events.


The position is initially for a period of 1 year with the possibility of extension upon positive evaluation. If you are interested in this position, please send an application with a motivation letter and CV to If you are looking for more information on the position, please send an e-mail to Vasileios Exadaktylos ( with the subject “Info application Data Scientist”.