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Data Engineer

Alkahest, Inc.
San Carlos, California
Start date
Sep 19, 2022
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Alkahest is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company targeting neurodegenerative and age-related diseases with transformative therapies derived from a deep understanding of the plasma proteome in aging and disease.

This role will provide data engineering support of large scale omics/biomarker studies as well as other biological studies. These studies will involve cutting edge science and the efforts of this role will be pivotal in advancing our therapeutic capabilities.

The role requires dedication, flexibility, excellent communication and organization to successfully drive the science and achieve Alkahest’s corporate mission.


  • Develop automated and one-off data ingestion pipelines to expand our integrated data footprint
  • Develop standards and data QC methods to ensure stored data can be utilized with confidence
  • Develop end-user tools enabling scientists to process and evaluate their experimental results
  • Develop in-house and off-the-shelf information systems to capture and share biological insight gathered from internal as well as external efforts
  • Engage external resources to apply cutting edge methodologies
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s or higher in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Significant experience working with SQL, dimensional and other data modeling, and modern ETL tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data governance principles, tools, and systems
  • Demonstrated software development skills in Python, Spark or other
  • Significant experience working on the command line using BASH
  • Experience working with multiple types of biological data and computational environments
  • Strong team spirit but also the ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Creative problem solver with the ability to integrate diverse input and collaborate towards a solution
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
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At Alkahest, we strive to lead the way towards effective therapies for patients suffering from diseases associated with the detrimental processes of aging. We believe that as an industry, we simply haven’t done enough to help drive solutions for the most under-treated and devastating diseases affecting this growing demographic. We want to help.

Aging is the dominant risk factor in degenerative diseases. Many of the pressing age-related and neurodegenerative diseases have a profound impact on patients and their caregivers, yet have very limited treatment options. Alkahest has embarked upon a simple but elegant approach to treat disorders of aging by capitalizing on the body’s own natural regulatory and communication mechanisms, leveraging the plasma proteome. The promise of this science, and the potential to make a difference to patients around the world, was the founding principle of Alkahest.

For all of the great progress we have made so far, we credit our dedicated and impassioned team for driving our successes. Our culture is warm and supportive, genuine and ethical, rigorous and scientific, and collaborative yet entrepreneurial. Based in Silicon Valley, home to many leaders in the biotechnology industry, the heart of our culture is scientific innovation. We work hard, yet we have fun while we’re doing so. We are passionate about both our collegial atmosphere as well as working together on cutting-edge therapies that will change the lives of patients. We know we have a lot further to go, and we’re ready for the long haul.

Find Us
75 Shoreway Road, Suite D
San Carlos
United States
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