Head of Data Science
Company: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Voyager has the world's richest repository of capsid sequence data. As VP, Data Science, you will unlock its potential to revolutionize tissue-specific drug delivery. Voyager generates hundreds of terabytes of data from its novel sequencing and digital pathology systems. Your goal is to lead the team that turns these data into novel drug designs that save lives to make a real-world impact on patients. You will build and lead a team leveraging data science methods to help improve our capability to design novel capsids for tissue-specific drug delivery. You will bring leadership and technical expertise to work across the Voyager team while driving innovation and strategy in data science. The ideal candidate will be a leader with deep experience thinking through problems that translate well to DNA sequencing data, problems whose solutions could require techniques from bioinformatics, biostatistics, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, or something in between.
Given the expanding scope of the Voyager's aspirations, you will build and lead a team of data scientists and computational biologists to innovate and drive strategy plus provide data-driven decisions. The team will be -4 in 2022 and expand in 2023 as you implement your vision. You will oversee and lead bioinformatics analysis, computational biology methods development, code documentation and review, and visualization and meta-analyses of data with a particular focus on novel capsid engineering including application of AI/ML approaches to further our understanding of the properties of our gene therapy capsids. Further, you will contribute to the vision and implementation of a queryable database for our ever-growing collection of labeled capsid sequences for both our scientists and our partners. You will also establish a collaborative and efficient workflow and environment across the team, working largely through cloud-based computational infrastructure. As the VP, Data Science, you will report to the Chief Scientific Officer, which helps signify the cross functional, interdisciplinary nature of the position. In particular, the candidate should know that the weight of discovery will be shared with top notch biologists, and that the data science group can count on that group's expertise and support.
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