Science Team

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Bioinformatics Data Scientist (Genomics/Precision Medicine Specialist)

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are seeking a Bioinformatics Data Scientist to help lead our Research and Development & Engineering Team. Our data team members are experts at ingesting large, complex biological data sets, creating fast and efficient pipelines to process them, and working closely with our science team to seamlessly deliver cutting-edge genomic and precision medicine analysis to our customers.

The Bioinformatics Data Scientist will work on massive databases of genomic and phenotypic data in order to create novel AI/ML prediction models of disease and human health. 

The Role is: 

  • Full time.
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Competitive salary; Will be in accordance with skill, abilities, and experience, and can vary widely.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop novel statistical algorithms for classifying patients’ absolute risk scores based on genetic and environmental data.
  • Be the primary contributor to precision medicine R&D projects.
  • Publish and disseminate methods and findings and incorporate them into software products.

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not an exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Expert in precision medicine, machine learning, statistics, and genomics
  • Possess strong communication skills, with the ability to present complex scientific ideas to clinical, scientific, and industry audiences.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, competitive environment, and hold a strong record of successful delivery of complex scientific projects and publications under tight timelines.
  • Ph.D. in computer science, statistical genetics, computational biology, or related field. MD or MD/Ph.D. candidates with demonstrated publication history in precision medicine are highly desired.

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

Bioinformatics Scientist

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but be please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Bioinformatician. Pay will be in accordance with abilities and experience.

  • Full time.
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Salary: 50k-200k USD /yr
  • Equity is also available for outstanding applicants and those with leadership abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Automate the curation of databases for the most relevant data.
  • Provide statistical and computational tools for biologically based activities such as genetic analysis, polygenic risk scores, measurement of gene expression, and gene function determination.
  • Create or modify web-based bioinformatics tools.
  • Develop methods and perform analyses that will advance the understanding of human genetics and shape SelfDecode’s consumer product.
  • Consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies.
  • Analyze data on gene and lab substance interactions.

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Preferably Ph.D. in an 'Omics' field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to lead in a remote environment and organization.
  • Fluency in programming and scripting languages is required (e.g., R, Python, etc.) and their use in a LINUX environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of integrative omics analysis, next-generation sequencing, data mining, complex data analysis, statistics, and or in-depth knowledge of diagnostic algorithms and clinical applications of machine learning approaches.
  • Experience in computational approaches for whole-genome analysis and or genotyping analysis.
  • Experience working on GWAS, PRS, Clinical Genomics, is strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability and history of writing software and or algorithms utilizing large biomedical data sets.
  • Experience analyzing large molecular datasets such as genomic sequence data.
  • Hands-on experience working with very large datasets in Python.
  • Experience in algorithm development or machine learning approaches.
  • Experience in development
  • Proven record of applying or developing computational biology approaches to generate new hypotheses.
  • Proven record of conducting collaborative research.
  • Proven record of contributing to cross-disciplinary projects and working in large teams.
  • Knowledge of at least some of the following:
  • Spark
  • Pandas
  • Numpy
  • Scipy

Plusses:

  • Natural language processing abilities...to automate the extraction of the necessary information.

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

Note: please complete the application and pre-screening within one week of starting.

Data Scientist

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but be please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are seeking a Data Scientist to join our Research and Development & Engineering Team. Our data team members are experts at ingesting large, complex biological data sets, creating fast and efficient pipelines to process them, and working closely with our science team to seamlessly deliver cutting-edge genomic and precision medicine analysis to our customers.

The Data Scientist will work on massive databases of genomic and phenotypic data in order to create novel AI/ML prediction models of disease and human health. 

The ideal Data Scientist candidate has superb analytical and critical thinking skills with proven experience in AI/ML as it pertains to human health, in addition to having a passion for using AI/ML and genomics to radically change peoples’ lives for the better. 

The Role is: 

  • Full time.
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Competitive salary; Will be in accordance with skill, abilities, and experience, and can vary widely.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new algorithms and employ machine learning to improve the spectrum and quality of  SelfDecode’s precision medicine platform
  • Work with other data team members to ensure the analytical validity of our models and pipelines
  • Collaborate with other highly vetted and passionate scientists and team members
  • Develop in-house tools to bolster team productivity

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 2+ years of industry or academic work experience in a Data Analyst or Data Science role.
  • B.S. in data science, statistics, mathematics, or a related field preferred.
  • Proven track record in delivering AI/ML solutions in human health or genomics.
  • Skilled in python and or R. Databricks, AWS, and SQL is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both internal and external, to interface with team members and consumer markets.
  • An analytical mindset; this role requires someone who will carry out data-driven decision-making and help the product team identify areas of opportunity to drive business value.
  • Strong data visualization skills.

Plusses:

  • PhD in Computational Biology or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of imputation process
  • Proficiency with Spark
  • Working knowledge of NGS informatics
  • Understanding the needs of a business and using data to creatively answer problems.
  • Precision Medicine Expertise

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

Genetics Counselor & Genetics Writer

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Genetics Counselor & Genetics Writer. Pay will be in accordance with abilities and experience.

The Role is: 

  • Full-time or Part-time -
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Competitive salary; Will be in accordance with skill, abilities, and experience, and can vary widely.

The ideal candidate will have multiple years of experience providing counseling and experience executing independently developed ideas, as well as an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of audiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling regarding genetics and nutrition to customers
  • Help educate customers about their personal genetic health risks
  • Provide customers with guidance regarding natural recommendations to optimize their health
  • Create accessible educational materials for customers about genetics and nutrition
  • Keep a record of counseling sessions to identify customer needs
  • Collaborate with other team members to provide the best possible customer experience
  • Contribute as a science writer when not performing counseling duties (full-time only)

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Educational background in genetic counseling and nutrition
  • Certification in genetic counseling and/or nutrition
  • Experience as a genetics/nutrition counselor
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to write science articles in genetics for the layperson

Plusses:

  • Previous experience working with a startup or smaller company, experience doing remote work
  • Experience providing counseling remotely/online

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

Machine Learning/AI Engineer (Genomics/Precision Medicine Specialist)

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are seeking a Machine Learning / AI Engineer to help lead our Research and Development & Engineering Team. 

Our data team members are experts at ingesting large, complex biological data sets, creating fast and efficient pipelines to process them, and working closely with our science team to seamlessly deliver cutting-edge genomic and precision medicine analysis to our customers.

The Machine Learning / AI Engineer will work on massive databases of genomic and phenotypic data in order to create novel AI/ML prediction models of disease and human health.

The Role is: 

  • Full time.
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Competitive salary; Will be in accordance with skill, abilities, and experience, and can vary widely.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop novel AI/ML models for classifying patients' absolute risk scores based on genomic and environmental data.
  • Be the primary contributor to precision medicine R&D projects.
  • Publish and disseminate methods and findings and incorporate them into software products.

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not an exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Expert in precision medicine, machine learning, statistics, and genomics
  • Possesses strong communication skills, with the ability to present complex scientific ideas to clinical, scientific, and industry audiences.
  • Be willing to work in a fast-paced, competitive environment, and hold a strong record of successful delivery of complex scientific projects and publications under tight timelines.
  • Ph.D. in computer science, statistical genetics, computational biology, engineering, or related field. MD or MD/Ph.D. candidates with demonstrated publication history in applying deep learning in precision medicine are highly desired.

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

Medical Communications Specialist

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are in search of an experienced Medical Communications Specialist with a developed knowledge of genomics-based health. The ideal candidate has experience working for a similar company in the health and wellness space and has supreme writing, research, and communications skills. 

The role is:

  • Full time.
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Salary: 50k-120k USD /yr for North American applicants, 30k-75k USD /yr for applicants outside North America

Responsibilities

  • Design, write and plan informational tools and guides for our clients relating to genetic health tools, lab tests, wellness reports, and more.
  • Remain constantly informed about what the most current and future urgent health risks are and anticipate these trends by proactively creating informational materials on them.
  • Work collaboratively with the marketing team to produce informational materials that will also be effective at creating conversions and getting clients interested in our product.
  • Working with our team members who are genetic counselors to ensure uniformity of advice and information between all of the informative tools and materials produced at the company.
  • Assess all current consumer-facing health materials of the company and make necessary adjustments and revisions to ensure accuracy and client appeal.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • At least 2-3 years experience in a Health Communications role with an emphasis on digital health and preferably a portfolio of materials which you can provide us with to illustrate your past work.
  • Supreme research skills and knowledge of the health industry with a specialization in genetics.
  • Outstanding communications skills, ability to write technical copy, and editing abilities.
  • Significant skills in media design and social media use in order to be able to effectively present and advertise to potential clients.
  • A proactive, independent, and ambitious approach towards your work.

Plusses:

  • Previous experience working with a Startup or SAAS Health based company.
  • Existing network of connections in the healthcare world that we can use to reach out to more medical professionals.
  • Formal education in Medical Science, Health Communications

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

Project Manager

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are looking for a communicative and experienced Project Manager with startup experience and a history of success in similar roles. Pay will be in accordance with abilities and experience.

The Role is: 

  • Full time.
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Salary: 50k-120k USD/yr for North American applicants, 10k-50k USD/yr for applicants outside North America
  • Equity is also available for outstanding applicants

Responsibilities:

  • Managing more than one complex, team oriented project at once with software, marketing, or science related components
  • Communicating supremely between team members, team leaders, and upper management to ensure cohesive collaboration, deadline adherence, and efficiency
  • Planning and organizing time frames that reflect and support the short and long term development goals of the company
  • Knowing what tasks are difficult or trivial for software engineers and how long they should take
  • Quickly identifying issues with workflows or inefficiencies and coming up with logical, creative plans to fix them

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • 2-3 years experience in a Project Management or Operations Management role
  • Familiarity with Software development and Scrum Workflows
  • Experience with SAAS companies, startups, or other B2C business models in the Biomedical or Health Industry
  • Outstanding organizational abilities, logical approaches to problem solving, and attention to detail
  • Proven experience in a previous, multi-faceted product management role
  • Supreme internal and external communication skills
  • Creative planning abilities and experience working in a fast-paced work environment while meeting deadlines

Plusses:

  • Background in Biomedical & Health Field
  • Coding Knowledge (Django + Flask)

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

Science Writer

We are no longer seeking people for this position. You are still welcome to apply, but please be aware that we are not actively hiring for this role.

We are looking for experienced and talented science writers to join our team. Pay will be in accordance with abilities and experience. 

The science writer will research, write and edit genetic reports, database content, website posts, and associated content. They will work closely with the rest of the science team to carry out collaborative research, publish complex content on genetics-based health and wellness and ensure scientific validity. 

The ideal candidate has at least some professional experience doing science writing for a reputable company, possesses superb writing skills. and is able to and carry out deep research on pubmed effectively and efficiently.

The Role is: 

  • Full time.
  • Fully Remote.
  • No agencies.
  • Salary: $30,000-$70,000 USD/yr depending on abilities, skills, education, location, and other factors.

Responsibilities:

  • Write clearly about complex topics in health and genetics
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the science team to edit, fact-check, and publish scientific articles
  • Conduct academic level research on health & wellness topics using databases of scholarly articles and scientific papers.
  • Edit scientific articles are written by other members of the science team
  • Collaborate to brainstorm new article ideas and content topics that provide value to clients seeking to learn about their health and genetics

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • Minimum 1-2+ years experience doing science writing or editing professionally
  • BSc in a biology-related field, Masters or PhD in genetics or related field is preferred
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Academic Journals and access portals
  • Superb initiative and proactive approach to work; ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Extensive health industry knowledge

Plusses:

  • Any professional experience or abilities in Medical Communications Writing
  • Remote work experience or experience working for a startup
  • Portfolio or links to work that evidences skills relevant to this role

Questions?

If you have any questions, you can email us at recruiting@selfdecode.com

SelfDecode is a personalized health report service, which enables users to obtain detailed information and reports based on their genome. SelfDecode does not treat, diagnose or cure any conditions, but is for informational and educational purposes alone.

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