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Senior Computational Biologist, External Collaborations

Immunai

Immunai

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2023
Position: Senior Computational Biologist

Position Will Be Hired Commensurate With Experience. 

Mission Statement

Through single-cell biology, computational biology, and artificial intelligence, Immunai is reprogramming the immune system to develop improved drugs and therapeutics.

Background

Immunai was founded in December 2018. We are a multidisciplinary team of immunologists, genomics technologists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and operators singularly focused on solving an audacious challenge. Backed by some of the leading scientific minds in immunology, oncology, and single cell genomics, we are up for the challenge.

Immunai has begun the process of mapping millions of immune cells and their functions in order to build a proprietary data set for clinical immunological data. The immune system mapping will play an important role in boosting R&D efforts in developing targeted therapies for different diseases. The company noted that the immune system consists of trillions of cells that are divided into different cell types that perform different functions. Because of the complexity of the system, it can be difficult to determine how drugs will interact with the immune cells. This increased understanding can be used to boost clinical response to different cellular therapies.

Immunai’s mission is to map the immune system with neural networks and transfer learning techniques informed by deep immunology knowledge. We developed the tools and knowhow to help every immuno-oncology and cell therapy researcher excel at their job. This helps increase the speed in which drugs are developed and brought to market by elucidating their mechanisms of action and resistance.

Location - New York City or remote (must live on East Coast)

For details - www.immunai.com, shlomit@immunai.com

Your role

You will be working in a fast-paced and research-driven external collaborations team to lead projects with our pharma, biotech, and academic partners. Through this position, you will have the opportunity to work with biologists, immunologists, computational biologists, machine learning specialists, and the business development team to design, execute, and disseminate data analyses leveraging single cell multiomics for immuno-oncology and autoimmune disease research applications.

Responsibilities

  • Drive novel research by leading computational biology efforts for industry and academic partnership projects in immuno-oncology and autoimmune diseases
  • Liaise with external and internal stakeholders to define research objectives and analysis plans
  • Execute rigorous and reproducible data analysis using state of the art methods
  • Maintain close collaboration with a highly multidisciplinary internal team throughout the life cycle of each project to ensure successful delivery
  • Clearly communicate findings to external stakeholders in the form of presentations and data reports
  • Devise and implement new approaches to push the boundaries of Immunai’s capabilities
  • Champion Immunai core value

Requirements:

Senior Computational Biologist

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in multi-omic data analysis including bulk and single-cell transcriptomics (8-10 yrs relevant experience; MSc w/ 6+ yrs experience or PhD w/ 2+ years postdoctoral experience)
  • Expertise in current bioinformatics and computational biology tools, methods, and applications; Strong ability to develop and test data analysis code (R or Python's pandas)
  • Background and experience with machine learning methodologies and continued interest in learning and applying ML approaches
  • Expertise in distilling multi-faceted analyses into concrete conclusions with effective data visualizations and presentations
  • Experience leading large scale initiatives and projects demonstrated through first author peer-reviewed publications in relevant subject areas and/or project lead roles in industry positions
  • Keen interest in biology and immunology with demonstrated research experience in immuno-oncology and/or autoimmune diseases; experience in CAR-T biology is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to represent Immunai to external collaborators as well as operate effectively on a diverse and collaborative internal team

Desired personal traits:

  • You want to make an impact on humankind
  • You prioritize “We” over “I”
  • You enjoy getting things done - with super high quality
  • You collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • You have superior skills and experience, and constantly strive to be world-class in what you do
  • You constantly challenge your own assumptions, pushing for continuous improvement
  • You have a growth mindset
  • You make decisions that favor the company, not yourself or your team
  • You are candid, authentic, and transparent

Compensation: This position offers a base salary typically between $120,000 and $160,000. There is an opportunity to consider higher compensation above this range based on business need, candidate experience, and or skills.