Machine Learning Scientist

Redwood City, CA, United States
Jan 05, 2021
NextGen Bio
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Kriya is a next-generation gene therapy company focused on designing and developing transformative new treatments for highly prevalent and severe chronic diseases. We target conditions where the underlying biology is well-understood, rationally designing one-time gene therapies to durably express therapeutic proteins within the appropriate human tissues. Our lead programs are focused on the treatment of metabolic diseases such as diabetes (Type 1 and 2) and severe obesity.

We are looking for a Machine Learning Scientist to join our team. This position requires a highly self-motivated and flexible individual who operates well in a start-up environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with computational biology methods like incorporating systematic modifications of DNA sequences
  • Utilize algorithmic solutions to support cross-functional areas
  • Assist with automation of routine tasks through computerized tools
  • Maintain versioning system for software
  • Organize data in simple to access databases or spreadsheets
  • Interface with employees in various facets of the company
  • Incorporate systems level and scalable solutions
  • Understand scientific research papers and parse out algorithmic solutions
  • Create presentation materials
  • Perform other duties as necessary
  • Ability to collaborate across a multi-disciplinary team, and work independently.
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.




  • Ideal candidate will have BS in computer science or computational biology
  • MS or PhD preferred, but not required
  • Biology or gene therapy background helpful, but not required

Preferred Skill Requirements:





  • Experience in python with Jupyter notebook or Matlab
  • OOP experience in C++ and/or Java
  • Experience in computational biology, machine learning, and deep learning
  • Extensive programming and algorithm design experience






  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Biotech and gene therapy on-the-job training
  • Joining a new division in an early stage biotech company
  • Career growth opportunities

This is an exciting time to participate in the field of gene therapy in general, and to become a part of Kriya Therapeutics' fast-growing dedicated team. Kriya Therapeutics offers an exciting, meaningful and collaborative fast-paced environment with a foundation of sound and rigorous science. Competitive compensation and benefits package can be expected.