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Senior Bioinformatics Data Scientist

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

The Informatics & Data team is focused on applying bioinformatics techniques to drug discovery. We are keen to hear from Bioinformaticians, with a passion and proven track record of analysing and refining biomedical datasets, to join the growing Informatics & Data department. You will find yourself working as part of a cross-functional team supporting BenevolentAI’s data integration, target identification and precision medicine activities.

The Data Quality team is focused on enabling other teams across the company to more readily identify and address data quality issues, through specific quality improvement projects and the development of a data quality management framework. You will be part of the wider Informatics team who are the domain experts for biological, chemical, and clinical data at Benevolent and its application to enable drug discovery in our technology platform.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively and flexibly to identify, scope, and implement ways to improve data quality throughout the company.
  • Identify and develop metrics and evaluation frameworks that can be used to assess the quality and impact of data used in the Benevolent Platform.
  • Work together with software engineers to modify production code that powers user-facing tools applied in BAI drug discovery programmes.
  • Provide domain expertise in the processing and application of biomedical data within a multidisciplinary team of data scientists, machine learning specialists, software engineers, and product managers.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively across product, technology, and drug discovery scientific disciplines and functions to achieve BenevolentAI strategic goals.

We are looking for someone with

  • A PhD, or equivalent industrial experience in bioinformatics, statistics or other computational subjects with application to biology OR BSc/MSc with 2+ years experience (preferably industry).
  • Strong programming ability in relevant frameworks and languages such as Python or R and shell scripting. Candidates should also be familiar with the language packages that support Bioinformatics, Data Science and Machine Learning activities.
  • Hands-on experience working with a variety of biomedical data types, e.g. structured data, unstructured text, genomic data, etc.
  • Strong belief in the importance of data quality in powering scientific analysis and applications.
  • Strong communicator, both verbal and written, with an ability to share knowledge and ideas with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Nice to haves:
  • Bonus points for experience with technologies such as Neo4j, Jupyter notebooks, GraphQL, BigQuery, ElasticSearch, MySQL, MongoDB, Spark, GitLab, Kubernetes, and/or AWS.
  • Basic understanding or experience with machine learning is a plus.
  • Familiarity with early-stage drug discovery is also a plus.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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