Data Scientist

Bay Area, CA
Aug 03, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Inflammatix is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated Data Scientist to participate as a key member on our Machine Learning Team.  We are looking for a scientist excited about the opportunity to make an immediate impact and help us create and curate training sets for Inflammatix machine learning workflows, develop pre-processing and other algorithms, as well as software for analysis of gene expression data.  The successful candidate will be a key member of the ML team and responsible for activities that are critical for the development of our clinical diagnostic products for infectious and other diseases. This position reports to the Senior Machine Learning Scientist.


  • Building Inflammatix datasets and developing pre-processing, normalization and other algorithms
  • Working in close collaboration with Assay, Clinical Affairs and other teams
  • Documenting the datasets, algorithms and analyses
  • Developing regression tests and ensuring quality and reproducibility of analyses and results
  • Writing reports for the Machine Learning department and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Coauthoring manuscripts


  • Minimum 3 years (5 years is preferred) professional experience in life science industry or academia 
  • Experience and prior responsibility analyzing data on at least two gene expression platforms such as qPCR, RNA-Seq, microarrays and Nanostring
  • Experience co-normalizing data among different platforms
  • B.S. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Math or Statistics


  • Experience working with public gene expression databases
  • Strong statistics background
  • Strong programming skills in Python and R and knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Familiarity with source code revision control and regression testing
  • Strong troubleshooting skills in isolating issues
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Publication record (preferred)


  • Classification: Full-time position
  • Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience; includes equity package
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision; 401(k) and more

Inflammatix is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions and breastfeeding, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, registered domestic partner status, military and veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.