Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

  • 1, Boulevard Pasteur, Paris, 75015
  • Permanent contract 
    Hybrid remote
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: Not specified

    This position was filled!

    Who are they?

    Aqemia is a next-gen pharmatech company generating one of the world’s fastest-growing drug discovery pipeline. Their mission is to design fast innovative drug candidates for dozens of critical diseases. What sets them apart is their unique quantum and statistical mechanics algorithms fueling a generative AI to design novel drug candidates. The disruptive speed and accuracy of their technology platform allows them to scale drug discovery projects as technology projects.

    Our Workplace Environment :

    - Fast-paced, intellectually and scientifically demanding, results-driven.

    - Our Founders boast : 10+ years experience in research at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, not to mention a stint in Oxford and Cambridge / 10+ years experience in strategy consulting at BCG.

    - Aqemia has a rapidly growing team of +40 people from world-class institutions (AstraZeneca, GSK, Sanofi, Harvard, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ecole Polytechnique, BCG)

    - Our premises are conveniently located in center of Paris (1 Bd Pasteur), with a possibility of up to 2 days of remote work.

    - Working language: English

    We are growing fast, if you feel that you don’t fit this job description but you’re still excited to join, then please get in touch!

    Job description

    The main objective of the Target Ranking team is to identify the most relevant therapeutic targets for Aqemia’s drug discovery pipeline. The team serves as the entry point for targets, which are then continuously monitored to ensure only the best assets for Aqemia are worked on.

    Our Target Ranking team:

    • Designs, develops and runs target assessment workflows

    • Extracts novel insights, encompassing chemistry and biology complexity, to guide the selection of targets for drug discovery pipelines

    • Models this extensive and intricate knowledge in innovative ways

    • Manages a portfolio of promising targets for Aqemia’s drug discovery pipeline

    The Target Ranking team leverages multiple expertises to deliver on this exciting goal (inc. data engineering, data science, biology, chemistry…).

    The difference you’ll make

    We are looking for a data scientist to join the Target Ranking team, whose role will be to work on the development, implementation and maintenance of a target identification framework. By doing so, you will play a crucial part in shaping Aqemia’s portfolio of drug discovery targets!

    What you’ll do :

    • Creation, development and maintenance of business and biological indicators for the assessment of therapeutic targets

    • Supporting the maintenance of a portfolio of attractive therapeutic targets

    • Transformation and analysis of omics and biomedical data

    • Implementation of machine learning methods to extract relevant biological information from various data sources

    • Evaluating outcomes and presenting results with Aqemia’s drug discovery platform teams

    • Staying up-to-date with the state-of-the-art and latest AI and bioinformatics methodologies and processes

    Preferred experience

    • 4+ years of experience as a data scientist

    • Master’s degree or PhD in data science, bioinformatics, or related field

    • Demonstrable experience with working with biological data

    • Advanced knowledge in applied mathematics, statistics and machine learning methods (ideally in biostatistics)

    • Experience in working with omics or biomedical datasets

    • Fluent in object-oriented language development (ideally Python)

    • Experience in delivering technical projects from start to finish

    • Written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate with a technical and non-technical audience

      Who you are :

    • You are eager to play an active role in contributing to Aqemia’s strategy to develop drugs for patients.

    • You are anxious to bring your wealth of knowledge and skills to the table to inspire and coach brilliant people from diverse backgrounds.

    • You are keen to solve tough problems on issues that truly matter.

    • You are inquisitive, and proactive with a can-do attitude.

    • You are excited to join a small team and make your mark on drug discovery.

    • You thrive on working collaboratively in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment that keeps everyone on track.

      ‍Aqemia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability status or any other basis under applicable law.


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