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Data Scientist

Location: San Jose, CA, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Information Technology

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Description

The Company
The world is facing a medical crisis, bacteria are increasingly evolving resistance to even our strongest antibiotics. The problem is already very real and immediate; for example, bloodstream infection leading to sepsis is now responsible for more than half of all deaths in hospitals and is the most expensive condition treated in hospitals. Sepsis mortality rate increases >6% every hour without effective antibiotic treatment. Yet, despite the life and death urgency, and healthcare cost impacts, current methodologies require 3 days to determine the correct antibiotic.

Specific Diagnostics. a bioMerieux company, has developed a breakthrough solution to rapidly determine the effective antibiotic treatment for bloodstream and other acute infections. Used for bloodstream infection Specific’s solution provides results 2 days sooner than existing methods, saving patients suffering from drug-resistant infection.

 

The Job
This is the job for you if you want to be where your ideas are central to a world-changing and lifesaving product. Data analytics is at the core of our company we are seeking an exceptional talent to join our team. You will be a key contributor and critical to the company's success. The primary analysis tasks you are expected to contribute to are:

  • Analytical methods and statistical analysis for processing high-volume, temporal high-dimensional data streams generated in real-time from our proprietary sensor technology.
  • The development of data-driven tools for the exploratory analysis of high-dimensional data.
  • The application and development of suitable pre-processing, feature-selection, and dimensional reduction techniques to detect, measure and account for data artifacts.
  • The development and validation of applications for a medical instrument built under the guidance of a senior manager experienced in the application development discipline (you will be learning the valuable skill of integrating your work into applications for medical diagnostic devices).
  • Algorithm development for decisions and measurements from multi-dimensional data streams.

This is not the job for a numbers-only person. We want someone with a passion for and experience in the sciences that will lead you to look deeply into the sources of the data along with the scientists so that the data analysis is influenced by the science of our diagnostic technology and the science is influenced by the analysis.

 

You
You have a proven track record of successfully developing, validating, and deploying data analysis and analytical methods to solve challenging real-world applications.  You have a strong domain knowledge in the field of statistical analysis and signal processing. You should have a track record of success in your education and projects and have these characteristics and skills:

  • Masters degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics, or related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Expert in Python and Pandas, with the ability to write Object Oriented code.
  • Expertise with analytical methods, statistical analysis, pattern recognition and predictive modeling required
  • Experience with Unit Testing preferred
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, JSON, and Tableau preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Comfort working in a dynamic, research-oriented group with several ongoing concurrent projects
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Full fluency (verbal and written) of the English language is a must.

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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