Data Scientist - San Mateo, CA | Biospace
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Data Scientist

VIUM

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Location:
San Mateo, CA
Posted Date:
9/5/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Salary:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Analyst, Bioanalytical,

Job Description

Who We Are

Vium empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers can design, run, and analyze experiments that rapidly surface insights and high volumes of quality data. The Vium platform improves the speed and reproducibility of preclinical research so that it is more predictive of how drugs could perform in humans. The result is that better therapies get moved more quickly to patients who need them. Founded in 2013, we have a proven product, an awesome team, happy clients, smart investors and advisors, with plans to take the industry by storm in 2017 and beyond. Want to use your experience to help save lives? Here’s the chance for you to make this a reality.

Job description

The Role:  Data Scientist

We’re hiring a discerning Data Scientist to lead our focus in collecting and extracting scientifically relevant metrics from large multi-modal sensor datasets. You’ll work directly with our VP of Scientific Technologies, Scientists and Data Scientists, and Engineers to leverage unique large scale datasets to solve challenging problems and accelerate scientific breakthroughs in human health.

Relevant and cool things you’ll do:

•   Have access to unprecedented datasets. We’re talking hundreds of terabytes of multimodal sensor data collected by our proprietary platform.
•   Mine large data sets from studies already run on the Vium platform to design and build new derived metrics and analysis of data.
•   Increase the value of the core platform by working closely with (traditional) scientists to improve visualization of data allowing researchers to make better decisions, faster.
•   Participate in publishing scholarly articles highlighting data insights.
•   Work effectively with internal and external academic, foundations, and pharma.
•   Make a positive impact. By targeting research areas that include widespread medical challenges, your work will lead to a direct positive change on human health.

Bonus points for:

•   Previous work experience at a startup or within a small team.
•   Experience with clinical trials or biological data.
•   Experience with sensor data and working with hardware teams.

Education and/or Experience:

•   Experience with Python, R and MATLAB
•   Masters Degree or PhD in Statistics, or CS with a strong focus on Data Sciences, or related field.
•   2+ years of work experience in analysis of biologically-relevant and complex data sets
•   Willingness to adapt in fast-paced work environment; is a strong team player

Why Vium?

We’re a group of talented individuals across multiple disciplines, coming together to help create smarter, and more efficient pre-clinical studies that catalyze accuracy and pave the way to better human health.  We:
•   Say what we’ll do and then do it!  As a growing team, we collaborate between technology and life science.
•   Have an attitude of shared responsibility and value building quality into the development process.
•   Have a wide range of interests, which is why we’re in this business in the first place.
•   Are focused on results more than hours-in-a-chair-at-the-office.
•   Have great values and sense of community, while encouraging growth and development.
•   Love what we do and love being part of a team that welcomes  trying new things.

What We Offer

•   Great salaries and benefits. Yes, please!
•   Equity
•   Catered lunch most days and a fully stocked kitchen with healthy, and tasty snacks and delicious caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks
•   Flexible work hours and Friday demo days/happy hours
•   Relaxed office in San Mateo with a casual environment with a beautiful view of the lush, green San Mateo to Belmont Hills.
•   Company team-building days, fun parties, including a week in the Summer when we close up shop and go on vacation  
•   Genius-level minds who inspire and challenge.
Our HQ is in San Mateo and the digital laboratory is in the South Bay.

Benefits
Flexible work hours
Great medical, dental, vision, 401(k)
Good salaries
Catered lunches
Flexible PTO
HQ (San Mateo) - conveniently located between San Francisco and San Jose; near Caltrain, BART, SamTrans, bicycle-friendly city, and FREE onsite parking!
Safeway, CVS, Starbucks and great restaurants all within walking distance

Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

•   Experience with Python, R and MATLAB
•   Masters Degree or PhD in Statistics, or CS with a strong focus on Data Sciences, or related field.
•   2+ years of work experience in analysis of biologically-relevant and complex data sets
•   Willingness to adapt in fast-paced work environment; is a strong team player