Tempus is a technology company that is building the world’s largest library of molecular and clinical data and an operating system to make that data accessible and useful. We enable physicians to deliver personalized cancer care for patients through our interactive analytical and machine learning platform.

Data Scientist at Tempus

Passionate about making a difference in the world of cancer genomics?

With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally measure and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.

We're on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. We're looking to build a data science team who are passionate and focused on developing state of the art techniques to processing and analyzing vast amounts of genomic and molecular data. Data scientists will collaborate with product, research and business development teams to develop the most advanced data fusion platform in cancer care.

What you'll do:

  • Independently develop and implement analytical pipelines, for use in research and in production.
  • Wrangle large datasets and develop innovative methods for storing and processing data.
  • Deploy computation across multiple cores and nodes, with and without the cloud
  • Interrogate analytical results to resolve algorithmic success, robustness and validity
  • Qualifications:

    • PhD, MS, or equivalent experience in statistics, computer science, bioinformatics or related field
    • Significant quantitative training in probability, statistics and machine learning
      • classical statistical tools, machine learning algorithms, ensemble methods
      • data exploration and visualization methods
    • Significant analytical development and programming skills
      • R, Python or Julia
      • Reproducible research methods
      • Visualization tools
    • Significant database familiarity
      • mySQL, NoSQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, HBase
    • Experience working in Linux and running tasks in a cluster environment
      • experience with cloud computing is a plus
    • Experience in genomics is a plus, especially experience with next-generation sequencing data processing and modeling
    • Goal-oriented thinking
    • Great problem solving skills
    • Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
    • Experience with communicating insights and presenting concepts to a diverse audience of engineers, clinicians, laboratory scientists and business development professionals

    Company Reviews

    The best part about working at Tempus is seeing your work impact patients in real time (and working with great people!)
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    Senior Computational Biologist
    at Tempus
    At Tempus, you're surrounded by driven and intelligent people. You get to learn something new every day!
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    People Operations Lead
    at Tempus
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    Why work with us
    We're looking for those who challenge the status quo. For the builders who are never done building and the learners who are never done learning. We're looking for unwavering commitment and undying curiosity. We're looking for the smartest people on the planet to attack one of the most challenging problems mankind has ever faced.
    At Tempus, we are a team of habitual learners in a fast-paced, changing environment. Our team is full of passionate, driven, and intelligent individuals who roll up their sleeves to make improvements each and every day. We provide the autonomy to use your expertise to reach our goal of bringing data driven decision making to cancer care.
    Perks & Benefits
    Beer O'Clock on Friday
    Unlimited Vacation
    Science Mondays and Lunch and Learns
    Free Lunches
    Weekly Crank Night

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