Sr Data Scientist

Spectraforce

South San Francisco, California


18 days ago

Remote

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Sr Data Scientist
Spectraforce
South San Francisco, California
Remote

18 days ago

Job Description

Job Title: Sr Data Scientist
Duration: 1 Year with Extension Up To 3 Yrs
Location: Fully Remote
 
Description:
Interview Process: 1st Phone screen, 2nd round take home exam and prepare for remote presentation of past work for 45min.
 
The Computational Biology group in the Clinical Biomarkers & Diagnostics (CBD) department at company is seeking a highly motivated Sr data scientist to join our team and contribute to develop machine learning modeling and prediction pipelines using multi-modal biomarker data from clinical trials.
Responsibilities
  • Maintain and develop in-house endpoint association and modeling/prediction pipeline that use cutting edge machine learning methodologies to develop biomarkers of clinical response and resistance, extend analytical capabilities of biomarker platform
  • Define and implement Bioinformatics strategy and protocol-driven configuration layers of biomarker platform for company’s studies
  • Perform pan-study analysis to find biomarkers that are predictive of safety and efficacy endpoints.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and implementation lead for application of open-source R and python ML modeling libraries to clinical trial data and real world data (from external partners, publicly available data or consortia data).
  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholders in Research and Development.
  • Communicate findings and insights and present them to the team.
 
Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree and 1-2 years of scientific experience OR
  • Master’s degree and 3-5 years of scientific experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of scientific experience
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or MS in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related quantitative field.
  • Significant experience in bioinformatics, applied mathematics and/or statistics to analyze multi-modal, multi-dimensional and large-scale biological datasets including whole exome sequencing, RNA-seq, and high-throughput proteomics data.
  • Familiarity of clinical bioinformatics domain and associated technologies, real world biomarker data
  • Working experience of data QC, data preprocessing, feature selection, model building and deployment.
  • Fluency in both Python and R programming languages and associated DevOps tools (version control, ML Ops).
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment and drive scientific and technical innovation collaboratively with other group members and with company’s research community.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, self-motivation, independence, and leadership.
 
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:   
  • ML experience using R and python
  • Experience with analyzing high dimensional biomarker data, including whole exome sequencing, RNA-seq, proteomics data
  • Statistical expertise
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:  
  • Maintain and develop in-house endpoint association and modeling/prediction pipeline that use cutting edge machine learning methodologies to develop biomarkers of clinical response and resistance, extend analytical capabilities of biomarker platform
  • Define and implement Bioinformatics strategy and protocol-driven configuration layers of biomarker platform for company’s studies
  • Perform pan-study analysis to find biomarkers that are predictive of safety and efficacy endpoints.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and implementation lead for application of open-source R and python ML modeling libraries to clinical trial data and real world data (from external partners, publicly available data or consortia data).
  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholders in Research and Development.
  • Communicate findings and insights and present them to the team.
Possible Extension: Yes
Red Flags:      
  • No experience working with biological datasets
  • No experience building ML models
Interview Process: Phone screen, take home exam, remote onsite presentation

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About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at: http://www.spectraforce.com
 
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at LOA@spectraforce.com if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $76.00/hr.