Day Zero Diagnostics is a bacterial genomics startup in Boston that is seeking to recruit a highly motivated head of data science to join our team. At Day Zero Diagnostics we are modernizing the way infectious diseases are diagnosed and treated by developing a rapid diagnostic that sequences the genomes of pathogenic bacteria, and then uses machine learning methods to provide the species ID and antibiotic resistance profile. We value intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic.
As the Head of Data Science, you will lead the data science team in building tools for analyzing bacterial genomic data. The position will involve working closely with the CTO to develop company strategy around data science, managing a core team of data scientists and machine learning scientists, along with hands-on coding. This position will also entail close collaboration with the leaders in the computational biology and software engineering groups. Some responsibilities of the data science team include the development of machine learning models for predicting phenotypic traits (e.g. antibiotic resistance) from genomic data; strategy for training data needs and generalization error; creative tool building to accommodate large-scale, high compute needs; and integration of data science tools with production pipelines.
Candidates will gain experience in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced startup environment, and will have ample opportunities to acquire new skills, work closely with an accomplished team, and communicate results through patents, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed publications while working in a supportive and energetic environment. We value intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic, and look for candidates who are both excited to contribute their expertise and eager to broaden their skill set to new areas.