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Senior Scientist, Software Solutions

Company: GNS Healthcare
Location: Somerville
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview
Imagine if we could better match patients with the treatments that prove the most effective for them . . .
GNS Healthcare applies a powerful form of AI called causal machine learning to predict which treatments will work for which patients, accelerating the clinical development of new drugs, and improving individual patient outcomes while reducing the total cost of care.
Headquartered in the biotechnology center of Somerville, Massachusetts, our patented REFS technology is based on recent breakthroughs in causal machine learning and AI that transforms massive quantities of patient data into in silico patients that simulate clinical trials. These computer models are simulated to discover new drugs for serious diseases, and power up solutions that, biopharmaceutical companies utilize to slow disease progression and improve therapeutic effectiveness. Our platforms and solutions have been validated across oncology, immunology, cardiovascular, metabolic disease, and neurology, etc. and have appeared in over 50 peer-reviewed publications.
Position Summary
The Senior Scientist of Software Solutions will join a dynamic team responsible for supporting successful biopharma customer use of the REFS software platform. This individual will be an internal expert on the capabilities of our Bayesian inference platform, with the ability to translate customer use requests into practical solutions using REFS-based analytics. The role will be responsible for providing advanced technical and scientific support for licensed clients on precision medicine applications of REFS.
Responsibilities will include training client users in the use of REFS Software, assisting client users in scientific problem formulation, data assessment, and model design, partnering with client users on the interpretation and value of scientific results generated by the REFS platform and participation in development of support materials around REFS scientific and technical applications.
Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the delivery of scientific insights to clients using REFS software and services, including onboarding, training, and providing regular technical and scientific support to users.
  • Provide feedback to GNS R&D, product, and engineering teams on the REFS software roadmap and opportunities to deliver client value
  • Identify and mitigate risks that could inhibit client success
  • In-depth understanding of the application of REFS for precision medicine, biomarker discovery, and patient stratification use cases.
  • Scientific rigor and creativity in addressing client business needs
  • Assist clients in assessment of healthcare datasets (e.g. clinical trials, omics, claims, EHR datasets) for REFS modeling
  • Support modeling workflows and model interpretation by license clients
  • Troubleshoot with clients to assist them in tailoring the REFS platform to their needs
  • Provide training to internal and external customers on the REFS platform
  • Support pre-sales and business development activities as needed Requirements
    • Masters Degree in Bioinformatics, (Bio)Statistics, Data Science, Systems Biology, (Bio)Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science; PhD preferred
    • 2-5 years of relevant work experience
    • Experience in machine learning and probability theory; experience in Bayesian analysis or causal inference methods is a strong plus
    • Experience handling and manipulating large data sets
    • Proficiency in at least one statistical programming or numerical computing language; experience with R preferred
    • Familiarity with AWS and Linux systems
    • Strong written and verbal communication; a clear ability to communicate technical material to non-technical audiences simply and clearly
    • Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment is a plus
    • Passion to learn new things and solve problems Company Culture
      Our philosophy at GNS is simple: we cannot transform biomedicine with anything less than an all-star team. We are seeking smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have a track record of success and a passion for creating change. We believe that strong teams supercharge the performance of individuals, create a fun and dynamic workplace and great results for our clients and the people they serve.
      We are passionate about our work and believe in the ability of our technology to change the world. Our core values of integrity, collaboration, value, diversity, and game-changing guide our behaviors with each other and our clients.
      GNS offers competitive salaries, stock options, unlimited vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k), generous parental leave, tuition reimbursement, professional development, subsidized parking and gym membership, tasty food, volunteering opportunities, social gatherings, and more.
      Equal Employment Opportunity
      GNS Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GNS Healthcare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

      - provided by Dice

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