Job offer: Data Scientist

At BioStrand, data scientists are at the heart of our organisation. We are passionate about building future-proof bio-informatics tools.

Our fast-growing team needs you to put your mark on the algorithms behind our technology. You have an active role in the development and deployment of new pattern recognition models. Your passion for building machine learning models needs to match our passion for genomic and biological analytics. You are responsible for the whole process from whiteboard to production ready models. You also have a key role in big data visualization and the implementation of visualization techniques into our platform. You will be a part of the data scientist team, and work in close collaboration with the architecture/software team and the front-end team.

Together with the Head of Innovation you will make up a roadmap with a set of deliverables. You will be responsible for planning and delivering the different stages of the platform in time. You will report on your progress directly to the Head of Innovation.

Join us and put your stamp on the backbone of our technology.

Together, we will build the genomic analysis tools of the future!

Who are you?

  • You have a Master and/or PhD degree, preferably in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • You have working knowledge of various machine learning techniques, preferably including graph neural networks (GNNs), natural language processing (NLP), clustering and feature engineering
  • You have good knowledge of structural or computational biology or a strong motivation to dive into these fields
  • You speak python and have used some data science specific packages
  • You are skilled in data visualisation
  • You have a strong interest in bioinformatics applications
  • Experience in applying data science in a commercial environment is considered a plus
  • You have an interest in cloud computing
  • You are a strategic thinker, and you like to be challenged
  • You are efficient and well organized and deliver high quality results on time
  • You have strong communication skills, both written and oral in English
  • You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • You are an excellent team player, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives and feedback

What's in it for you?

  • A full-time job based at BioVille, Diepenbeek, in the neighbourhood of Hasselt University.
  • You will be part of a growing, dynamic team of an amazing BioTech company with huge ambitions, recently acquired by IPA.
  • We value personal growth, and mentoring/coaching will be made available to you by very experienced people, allowing for a very rapid personal growth path.
  • We don’t believe in complex, hierarchical structures. You’ll report directly to the Head of Innovation, who is an active, participating member of the team you’ll join.
  • You can be a part of making the world a better place by enabling faster, better and more cost-effective research. This is how we want to disrupt –OMICS analysis and change the industry standards.
  • A competitive remuneration package, including car, laptop and a mobile phone
  • A healhty work-life balance, with flexibility in organizing your own work and 3 days remote working per week.

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