Associate Software Developer Data Sciences Group

Berlin, Germany Full-time

Certara is looking for a fulltime Associate Sofware Developer who shares our passion for data sciences and software development and who contributes to our Data Sciences Group with key tasks and organization of tasks. The work will involve the design, development and testing of our data visualization interface CODEx in R, more specifically using the R shiny package and R markdown, but also HTML and JavaScript.
Extensive experience with R (Rstudio, shiny, rmarkdown) is required; an understanding of basic software engineering concepts (e.g. agile, modularity, readability) and the passion to develop high-quality software are recommended. Knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Python, and experience with R packages such as ggplot2 and plotly are a big plus as are an interest in statistics and meta-analysis.


Our Data Science Group is responsible for creating interfaces that allow our consultants and clients to interact with- and evaluate clinical trial data and analysis results as contained in our clinical outcome databases across ~50 therapeutic indications.


In this role you will have the ability to work on a variety of therapeutic indications and data types and in visualizing data and analyses in R with plots and tables. The interface supports analyses in the area of meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness evaluations of innovative drugs.



  • Executing full lifecycle software development
  • Design and development of testable, efficient code
  • Creation of intuitive data visualization interfaces to enhance cognitive understanding of underlying information for client projects, in collaboration with other (expert) drug development consultants.
  • Experimenting, sharing, evaluation and implementation of best practices for data visualization.
  • Provide technical support and cross training to various internal and external users.
  • Conduct quality control and quality assurance activities on model codes and reports.



  • Strong analytical, team worker and communication skills.
  • Excellent in spoken and written English.
  • Experience in programming in R (shiny, rmarkdown), JavaScript, HTML, CSS.
    Alternatively, a solid background in another high-level programming language (e.g. Python, Java)
  • Unit testing
  • Solid experience in statistical programming
  • An understanding of software engineering concepts, such as agile software engineering, testing, readable code, modularity.
  • MSc level of education in Computer Sciences and/or Mathematics and background in, or strong affinity with, Health Sciences.
  • 1-3 years of industry/consulting experience (may be combined with academic research) working in R&D, pre-clinical and clinical environments.
  • You live near our offices in Amsterdam, Breda (The Netherlands) or Berlin (Germany)



Our offer

We offer you a great place to work in a successful, ambitious and fast growing global organization, with a strong team spirit, good salary & benefits and ongoing opportunities for personal development.

Interested ?   Visit our website and upload your resume and motivation on our career page.


About Certara Strategic Consulting & Data Sciences

Certara Strategic Consulting is the largest pharmacometric organization in the world and assures that various career pathways are offered to match the ambition and personal interests of our employees! We are a division of Certara and deliver value by integrating advanced simulation approaches into the most crucial drug development deliverables—to inform internal decision-making and strengthen global regulatory submissions. Leveraging our experience working on thousands of key drug development projects on behalf of hundreds of biopharma companies, we bring a track record of success and a broad range of expertise to each assignment. The Data Science Group provides a platform to access, visualize and analyze the data and communicate value of analyses on strategy and decisions for innovative medical treatments.



Certara is the leading Modeling & Simulation, Biosimulation and regulatory writing consulting company, focused on optimizing and increasing the predictability of the most crucial R&D, regulatory and patient care decisions. We provide a wide range of products, services and solutions that enable our clients to achieve key drug development milestones. Our portfolio spans the discovery, preclinical, clinical and post-marketing phases of drug development, working with 1,200 commercial companies, 250 academic institutions and numerous regulatory agencies.