Computational Biologist/Data Scientist

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South San Francisco, California, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Description
Our client, a well-funded Biotech Startup, is building a precision neuroscience pipeline leveraging cutting edge cellular, electrophysiological and translational approaches integrated closely with our data science, digital health and clinical teams. They are looking for outstanding Sr. Data Scientists to help deliver their precision medicine neuroscience strategy. These Data Scientists will work closely with many members of the R&D team to acquire large-scale data sets and apply cutting-edge analytical tools to characterize patients, develop biomarkers and identify new drug targets.

Position Description
  • Engage and collaborate across Discovery, Translational, and Clinical teams, forming a critical bridge with pipeline project teams to understand challenges and opportunities where data sciences can make the most difference.
  • Implement data-sciences solutions utilizing a broad array of capabilities spanning machine learning, statistics, mathematics, modeling, simulation, text-mining/NLP, exploratory data analysis, data-mining, network analysis, and novel approaches as needed for a given problem at hand. Deliver data-sciences results and work products in governance and executive leadership settings with the appropriate balance of context and detail.
  • Represent the department and the company in external forums which may include research, academic, and government settings with thought leaders and experts in the field of data-sciences and neuroscience

Required Skills
  • Clear capability to implement appropriate data science approaches (AI/ML, bioinformatics and computational biology tools, etc.) to inform the identification of homogenous patient subtypes and derive insights into novel therapeutic targets for precision medicine drug discovery. The successful applicant must also have a vision for proper data management and systems design to facilitate analysis.
  • Exceptional experience in utilizing computational approaches in the area of human genetics and genomics; biological pathway and network analysis; and molecular and cellular biology to advance basic, translational and clinical science. Clear evidence of delivery. Appreciation of drug discovery and development (with neuroscience drug development experience preferred).
  • Expert knowledge of data science software and workflows (either R and/or Python is preferred) for large-scale data analysis and modeling. Some knowledge of cloud computing is preferred. Some familiarity with application infrastructure: database technologies, GitHub, open-source technologies and API standards.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, comfortable presenting in front of large audiences. Must be able to communicate and discuss our vision with internal stakeholders and the external community.
  • Experience coordinating internal and external parties in the delivery of projects and programs is preferred.
  • 3-10+ years post-graduate work experience in bioinformatics, applied mathematics, computational biology, biostatistics, data-sciences, genomics, clinical informatics, or related discipline applied in the life-sciences domain.

  • PhD in bioinformatics, applied mathematics, computational biology, biostatistics, data-sciences, genomics, clinical informatics, or related discipline. Relevant work experience and/or degrees in lieu of a PhD will be considered.

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