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Data Scientist

date posted 09/27/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2656832
location South San Francisco, California

POSITION SUMMARY

Amunix is discovering highly potent cancer therapies that are optimized for minimal side effects using our universal, protease-releasable masking technology (Pro-XTEN). Our discovery process involves novel, highly parallel assays that generate large sets of in vitro and in vivo data. We are currently seeking experienced computational scientists to join our discovery team. The candidates will report to the Head of Data Science and will be responsible for developing fit-for-purpose models, bioinformatics pipelines and computational algorithms to support the OPAL (Omics of Protease Activated Linkers) Project. The successful candidate must be versatile and collaborative to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. This role is a rare opportunity to join an enthusiastic, highly cross-functional team during an exciting period of growth at Amunix.  If you enjoy solving complicated puzzles and are interested in discovering medicines with the potential to drastically improve the lives of cancer patients, your application is highly welcome and encouraged.     

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Work in close partnership with Head of Data Science to develop analytical bioinformatics pipelines for discovery-based data

  • Implement bioinformatics pipeline to support high-throughput phage display and automate LCMS data analysis

  • Collaborate with rest of Data Science team to design and manage databases for data generated by the discovery groups

  • Apply machine learning and deep learning to the current dataset to build predictive models to improve our current strategy for library design

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD or equivalent in Computational Biology, Biophysics, or related field; 2-5 years of industry experience is preferred. Title and compensation will be offered according to skill level and experience.

  • Proficiency in R and Python, work knowledge in Linux, database, and cloud computing

  • Experience in big data analytics and knowledge in next generation sequencing

  • Solid expertise in machine learning and neural networks such as DNN, CNN, RNN, Autoencoder and GAN

  • Familiarity or experience with cancer biology, web development, phase display technology and/or LCMS is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in problem solving

  • Ability to communicate complex data analyses clearly to diverse audiences

ABOUT AMUNIX

Amunix is a Sanofi Center of Excellence that is leveraging our expertise in precision protein engineering to enable the promise of T cell engagers in solid tumors. Our goal is to save cancer patients’ lives through the development and commercialization of breakthrough therapies that harness the immune system. We have invented XTEN, a validated therapeutic half-life extension technology. Our current focus is Pro-XTEN, a next-generation protease activated pro-drug platform, which enables selective activation of potent cancer therapies in the tumor microenvironment. This overcomes a common challenge facing potent immune system activators: on-target, off-tumor toxicity. Amunix’s lead programs employ the Pro-XTEN technology to enhance the safety profile of T cell engagers. XPATs (XTENylated Protease-Activated T Cell Engagers) have the potential to make off-the-shelf therapies redirecting T cells to solid tumors a reality.

Located in South San Francisco, Amunix offers flexible work schedules as well as remote work, in addition to competitive compensation a generous benefits package. 

Amunix provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Amunix complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

At Sanofi R&D North America, we deliver meaningful solutions for patients. We transform science into breakthrough, best-in-class and first-in-class medicines and vaccines. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce – and workplace – which brings together the collective brainpower of over 2,000 colleagues and provides you with an exciting place to grow and develop. We set the bar high, and we deliver. Join us and together we will build on our trusted legacy of breakthroughs for society. 

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.  

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