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Head of Data Science – Biotech, Cambridge

Head of Data Science – Biotech, Cambridge

A thriving biotech based in the Cambridge are is expanding rapidly due to continued success and is currently seeking a Senior Data Scientist with excellent people/managerial skills to lead their newly established Data Analytics department. The Head of Data Science will develop and lead a high performing team of Analysts and Data Professionals, working on a number of drug discovery projects relating to CNS diseases and cancer.

The ideal candidate will be a Machine Learning Specialist/Data Scientist from either a pharmaceutical, biotech or bioinformatics research related background, with demonstrable leadership ability.

Responsibilities may include:

*Play a key role in defining the company’s scientific strategy from a data and analytics perspective
*Develop and manage machine learning/AI based initiatives and advanced analysis pipelines across multiple platforms and therapeutic areas
*Recruit, nurture and manage activities of the data analytics team
*Support with active participation in the analysis and interpretation of in vitro, in vivo, proteomic and genomic data sets
*Enable cross-functional collaboration within the research organisation

The ideal candidate will have:

*A degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Physics or a related discipline
*Significant level of experience in applying machine learning, data science or AI approaches to scientific data, ideally from within a biotech, pharma or research environment
*Proven leadership experience
*Excellent statistical and programming ability, proficient with Python, R, C++ or similar
*Experience managing data, familiar with data architecture and organisation would be advantageous
*Experience of applying advanced statistical methods to analyse genomic or proteomic data sets
This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned Data Scientist Leader who would like to play a key role in a thriving young Biotech. This is a fast paced environment, but the business is doing some incredible research that holds potential for significant scientific impact. On offer is a competitive benefits package, a wonderful team environment and the chance to make a big difference. For more information, send your CV to Emilie at

Key words: Drug Discovery, Cambridge, Bioinformatics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Genomics, Biotech.

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