Statistical Data Engineer/Scientist Whole Biome is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live SynbioticsTM (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration.
Whole Biome is seeking a Statistical Data Engineer/Scientist to join the Compute team. The person will contribute to the Whole Biome mission by working with meaningful data to generate impactful evidence and insights on our products that improve people’s health. The ideal candidate will have experience in successfully developing and deploying cloud-based bioinformatics services and prototyping robust statistical models. This position will interact closely with the R&D teams.
Prototype, build, and maintain in-house software for high-throughput bioinformatics pipelines and web services
Prototype robust and scalable models based on statistical modeling in analytics languages (Python, R, C/C++)
Document, test and release software services in a continuous fashion
Keep developing a comprehensive knowledge of fundamentals of statistical predictive modeling, machine learning, and data mining
Develop a deep understanding of the data we work with and foster learning with colleagues using analytical tools
REQUIREMENTS ● PhD (or Master) + >4 years of experience in a quantitative data science discipline (e.g., statistics, computer science, engineering, biostatistics, biophysics)
Solid Object Oriented design and implementation skills (e.g., Python)
Experience in Unix/Linux environments using Bash, Make and related Unix tools
Familiarity with AWS is a big plus
Demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset and self-direction, ability to teach others and willingness to learn new techniques
Desire to work in a cross-functional, collaborative environment that values a balanced life
Belief in transparency and open communication and the ability for an individual’s power to improve and enable those around them
Nice to have
Experience implementing advanced analytics approaches (e.g., longitudinal data analysis)
Contributor to open source packages, libraries or functions
Demonstrated track record of developing and execution of patient-level data analyses (e.g., real world data, surveys, clinical trials, registries, claims or genomic)
Whole Biome is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome all with disabilities to apply.
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