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Junior Data Scientist and AI Developer

London, UK

Job Type

Full Time

Workspace

Hybrid

About the Role

This position will focus on overseeing all operations within PentaBind’s wet-laboratory. The role will be responsible for the design and development of both a SELEX and a proprietary aptamer selection pipeline, in the context of an early-stage AI drug discovery company. The SELEX pipeline will be an integral part of our AI-wet-lab feedback loop. The position may also offer outstanding opportunities to work on state-of-the-art high-throughput platforms, automation and other biophysical studies. This role is ideally suited for a motivated experimental scientist who is passionate about pharmaceuticals and technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and optimise machine learning and deep learning models

  • Conduct feature engineering on various bioinformatics datasets (no previous bioinformatics experience required)

  • Manage and enhance ETL, data scraping, and API ingestion processes

  • Quickly learn and apply new AI methodologies. Turn scientific papers into MVP code

  • Maintain codebase and manage DevOps

  • Engage in robust discussions with senior staff, challenging and contributing to strategic decisions

  • Collaborate on diverse projects, demonstrating flexibility and problem-solving skills

Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s or Postgraduate degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent industry experience

  • Proficiency in Python, with experience in Pandas, TensorFlow, and Scikit-Learn

  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools

  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix environments

  • Basic understanding of fundamental principles in computational learning theory, complex systems, evolutionary computation, DL ANNs, and general biology

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a first-principles thinking approach

  • Confident in debating ideas and comfortable with a non-hierarchical culture

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex insights

Desired Candidate

  • 1+ years of experience in data science and AI development, preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry

  • Demonstrated project experience with machine learning models in drug discovery or related fields

  • Advanced proficiency in Python, including deep familiarity with advanced data analysis libraries and frameworks

  • Practical experience with cloud computing services (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure) and container technologies (e.g., Docker)

  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies and experience with CI/CD pipelines

About the Company

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