Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Other
OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION:
Biodesix, Inc. is a leading company in the application of innovative machine learning methods to the development of mass spectrometry-based tests for medical diagnostics. Mass spectral data from biological samples are processed and combined with clinical information using a proprietary machine learning platform to produce clinically useful diagnostic tests. Biodesix has already developed, validated, and commercialized VeriStrat®, a pre-treatment serum protein test to help physicians guide therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients. It is actively working on new diagnostic tests in oncology, especially in the field of immunotherapy.
The candidate will work as part of a cross-disciplinary team of biochemists, physicists, mass spectrometry specialists, and software engineers to develop new products.
The primary task will involve applying Biodesix’ proprietary data analysis tools to develop clinical useful molecular diagnostic tests.
In addition, the candidate will
develop and prototype (in Matlab and/or C#) new algorithms
evaluate test performance using biostatistical methods
create reports and summaries of their work suitable for presentation to various audiences
COMPETENCY OR POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Interest in applying mathematical and data analysis techniques to medical problems
Must be self-motivated and accurate
Ability to solve problems both independently and collaboratively
Excellent computer skills
Ability to effectively communicate analysis methods and results in reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, machine learning, mathematical statistics, or related field
Background in interdisciplinary research
Experience in one or more of the following fields: machine learning, data visualization, statistical or experimental data analysis, modelling and simulation, medical statistics, HPC systems
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurances; 401k
Biodesix is a molecular diagnostics company advancing the development of innovative blood tests in oncology to enable precision medicine. Biodesix discovers, develops and commercializes multivariate protein and genomic diagnostic blood tests, including the GeneStrat and VeriStrat tests, that deliver results within 72 hours. The company is changing the standard of care by providing physicians with ...diagnostic tests for better therapeutic guidance, more accurate prognosis and enhanced disease monitoring to improve patient outcomes. At the forefront of precision medicine, Biodesix is developing new blood tests to identify patients who may benefit from immunotherapies. In addition to developing novel diagnostics independently, the company partners with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop companion diagnostics for use with therapeutic agents.
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