Biological Data Scientist

  • Exscientia
  • Oxford, UK
  • 15/06/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Exscientia is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven drug discovery and the first to design drug molecules entirely by AI that are heading into the clinic. We are a technology company that combines the latest science and engineering with knowledge acquired from experienced medicinal chemists to automate drug discovery and develop novel therapeutics on a large scale.
With multiple high-profile partnerships and our most recent Series C fundraise, we are now adding further key positions to our team. We are seeking a highly motivated Biological Data Scientist to join our growing Discovery Informatics group. You will be an integral member of a world-class team of scientists and drug hunters focused on applying AI to achieve unprecedented productivity gains in small molecule drug discovery.
Your role will entail large scale data integration and analysis for therapeutically relevant target identification. You will identify, wrangle and incorporate key datasets into knowledge graphs. As a key user of these knowledge graphs you will provide insights and analytical support to business development and portfolio creation activities.

What will you bring to the role?

  • PhD or equivalent experience in bioinformatics or related quantitative data science field
  • Proficiency in using Python or R to work with large structured and unstructured datasets
  • Experience in generation and analysis of biological networks data sets
  • Experience of integrating and analysing genome scale data
  • Passionate about data science
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to present insights and analysis to stakeholders

Desirable Experience

  • Biological target identification in an industrial setting
  • Triple store or graph database experience
  • Ontologies deployment and management in an enterprise setting
  • Text analysis and data extraction using NLP
  • Machine learning/ deep learning expertise

What can you expect from us?

  • An intellectually stimulating and fast paced work environment
  • The opportunity to join an expanding, international and highly skilled technical and scientific teams
  • Being part of a collaborative and fun culture with modern offices
  • An opportunity to grow your career with us as we grow
  • A competitive package commensurate with qualifications and experience