Exscientia Company Profile

Computational Research Scientist


Job Description

We are recruiting a highly motivated Computational Research Scientist / Bioinformatician on a full-time basis to take responsibility for data analysis and visualization of imaging data, as well as orthogonal -omics data such as WGS. You will be working closely together with colleagues on both computational and wet lab teams, to gain a systems-level understanding of immunomodulatory and small molecule drug effects in cancer. Exscientia Is a company that is committed to getting medicines to patients in the fastest and most effective manner. We do this by applying the latest research in Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and modern high-performance computational methods to transform drug design. Exscientia is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven drug discovery and the only company to have used AI to design drug molecules that are currently in clinical studies. The Research Scientist / Bioinformatician position is crucial to our continuous growth.

As a Computational Research Scientist in translational research you will have the opportunity to

    • Analyse, integrate, and document of patient-related high content imaging and sequencing data to gain a systems-level understanding of small molecule drug effects in cancer
    • Perform custom data analysis in close collaboration with wet lab biologists
    • Deploy in-house data analysis software and help train users
    • Collaborate with wet lab biologists, QM and clinical operations to define program goals and experimental and analysis plans
    • Work with an international team of data managers and software developers to contribute to analysis software and scalable data handling
    • Perform analyses for mode of action (MoA), target, and biomarker discovery, using NGS data integrated with human tissue functional profiling data, clinical study diagnostic and prognostic data, from highly multiplexed workflows.

What’s Required?

      • Masters or PhD in bioinformatics, data science, or adjacent fields with exposure to biology
      • Strong programming skills in R and Python, with a focus on statistical computing and data visualization
      • Practical experience as a user of version control tools (e.g. git), environment management systems (e.g. Docker, conda), and remote computing environments
      • Excellent written and spoken English skills
 Ways to stand out:
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: cloud computing, computational image analysis, biological sequence analysis, database programming, dashboarding applications
    • Experience using key cancer biology databases and resources (e.g. TCGA)
    • Experience in the integration of NGS data with orthogonal data (multi-omics, functional assays)
    • Training in the field of clinical oncology or related area working with patient data

Reasons for joining us

    • Making a positive contribution to patients by revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry through AI-driven discovery
    • Kick-start or further grow your career - at Exscientia, you will have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills, work on problems that matter, and learn from world-class technical and scientific leaders
    • A highly competitive compensation package in accordance with the Austrian collective bargaining agreement, starting from a minimum of 46.200,- € gross per year on a full time basis. We will negotiate an attractive package and overpayment based on your background and previous work experience
    • Funding for professional development and conference attendance
    • The opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and intellectually stimulating culture
    • Flexible working and remote working to allow you to manage your own time
    • State of the art laboratories and brand-new equipment
    • Daily lunch options, regular team events and lots of opportunities for casual networking
Exscientia embraces equal opportunity and is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive community where everybody feels welcome. We welcome applications from all people regardless of background. If you're a laboratory operations manager looking for a new challenge at the forefront of AI then please apply today to learn more!

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