Project A Ventures

(Senior) Bioinformatics Data Scientist (m/f/d)

Job description

About The Job

We’re looking for an experienced Bioinformatics Data Scientist (m/f/d) to join one of our Portfolio companies and lead the development of an integrated automated lab and data/ML infrastructure, reporting directly to the CTO.

In your day-to-day work, you’ll focus on solving complex bioinformatic challenges and get the opportunity to contribute to various projects.

Join our portfolio company: A British BioTech company focused on producing sustainable molecules to reduce global reliance on fossil fuels and intensive farming. The startup's groundbreaking technologies integrate synthetic biology with machine learning robotics to streamline R&D.

In this role, you’ll:
  • Apply strong expertise in analysis of biological data
  • Execute full lifecycle software development, using issue tracking and code versioning tools
  • Write well designed, testable and efficient code, mainly in Python
  • Document and maintain software functionality
  • As the Project owner you will be responsible for key aspects of projects, including specific business needs and figuring out the right solutions, data types and analysis techniques to address them
  • Share your knowledge with other team members, thereby enabling them to contribute to projects.
  • Perform rapid prototyping and agile development, leveraging expertise from within and outside the company building towards the best solutions in an interdisciplinary environment

Your Profile
  • Post-Graduate professional experience across at least 1 of computational biology, bioinformatics or data science disciplines
  • Subject matter expert in at least 1 of retrosynthetic algorithms for pathway design, synthetic biology, lab automation, feature engineering, supervised and unsupervised machine learning
  • Fully proficient with a programming language (Python, R or similar) leveraging packages such as Pandas, Plotly Dash, sci-kit learn etc.
  • Well versed with databases, data structures and preferably large datasets in a distributed environment
  • Ideally, you have experience working in ModelOps as well as containerised and cloud development environments
  • Preferably, you have experience working as an applied scientist, or closely with wet-lab biologists
  • Strong communication skills in English and the ability to describe complex data and ideas to various audiences
  • Relevant degree in biological, bioinformatics, computational biology, or other computational sciences or related field (preferably to a PhD, post-doctoral level

Please note that we are looking for support in the LONDON office of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work within the UK is required as well.

Benefits And Perks
  • Join a team of outstanding academic professionals at the forefront of scientific discovery in the field of molecular biology
  • Make a true impact together with like-minded people who are passionate about leveraging technology in service of the environment
  • Well-equipped and modern office space in the heart of London Flexible working arrangements and a positive work-life balance
  • Develop your skills and take on responsibilities from day one
  • Be part of a professional network within the Project A family, with access to regular events, knowledge sharing, and meetups

Apply below and become a part of our success story!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

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