Data Scientist, Computational Biology

Added: 9/10/2021

REF: 8771

Contract: Permanent

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Title: Data Scientist, Computational Biology

Company:

  • Biotech research company
  • Changing the way of drug discovery research
  • Using real time data to develop therapeutics more efficiently 


Team:

  • A team of data scientists and data engineers
  • Collaborate with scientists, entrepreneurs, and domain experts

Overview:

  • Build computational platforms for advancing the research and development of new medicines.
  • Develop solutions to challenging computational problems and work with different types of data such as electronic medical records, computational chemistry, biology, imaging, text notes, and clinical trials

Responsibilities:
  • Be part of and lead team of data scientists and data engineers 
  • Develop solutions to core scientific problems
  • Be comfortable with scientific risk 
  • Articulate and solve large problems by breaking them down in actionable points
  • Be able to organize your time and work independently
  • Work with clinical and pre clinical teams
  • Sharing and adhere to coding standards

Your skillset and background:
  • PhD in computational biology, computer science, or a related discipline
  • Strong programming skills with programs such as Python, R, SQL, Scala
  • Extensive experience with modern statistical analysis 
  • Experience with machine learning techniques
  • Experience with high throughput dataset analysis 
  • Must know how to do linear/logistic regression, mixed effect modeling, hierarchical models, Bayesian networks, non-negative matrix factorization, CCA/PLS/LDA, etc.
  • Experience with modern ML techniques
  • Experience with causal inference 
  • Experience with tools such as Pandas, Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Jupyter, or Spark
  • Familiar with traditional drug discovery 
  • Know the development processes
  • Knowledge of computer science concepts 

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