Data Scientist / Senior Data Scientist, Human Genetics

South San Francisco, CA, United States
May 26, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We Are Genetic Navigators bringing together passionate, creative and dedicated professionals to join a rapidly-growing startup on our mission to translate novel genetic insights into lifesaving medicines. We are integrating human genetics and functional genomics to decode the mysteries of genetic modifiers, leading us to new medicines we'll develop for a range of severe diseases.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated scientist to help build and apply our genetics discovery platform. The successful candidate will join a team of data scientists, computational biologists, systems architects and automation engineers to mobilize genetics and functional genomics data towards the discovery of new therapeutic targets and drugs.

Your Role in Navigating The Maze:
  • Contribute to designing and building the data and computational ecosystem for the company's R&D efforts
  • Responsible for managing and integrating human genetics data from public and proprietary sources
  • You will work with the Human Genetics department to implement production-quality, cutting-edge data management, analysis and visualization tools
  • Contribute to building production-quality, scalable bioinformatics and genetics pipelines
  • Build and maintain relationships with external collaborators to obtain and manage complex genetics data
  • Communicate data and scientific results to both internal and external audiences, and will contribute to open-source and collaborative projects

Your Navigation Tools:
  • Advanced degree (or equivalent experience) in human genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics or other scientific field that has relevance to high-dimensional biological data
  • Extensive familiarity with genotyping and sequencing technologies (including alignment, variant calling and annotation methods), and with pipelines for analyzing genotype and phenotype data (PLINK, HAIL)
  • Extensive experience in the use of a high-level programming language (particularly R/Bioconductor, Python/Pandas or C/C++)
  • Experience with large biobank resources (e.g., UK biobank) or data aggregators (e.g., Open Targets)
  • A demonstrated ability to understand scientific needs from multiple functions and an eagerness to work in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment; experience working and communicating with scientific teams; strong communication, data presentation and visualization skills
  • A detail-oriented approach to projects, experience with troubleshooting and optimizing data and software systems and a demonstrated drive to raise the bar with every project
  • Experience with statistical modeling and machine learning a plus