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Data Scientist

Company: COMPASS Pathways
Location: Daly City
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: The Data Scientist will support a diverse set of initiatives including statistical computational modelling, advanced analytics, and AI projects. You will partner with internal and external stakeholders to develop insights and models to advance discoveries in mental health care.COMPASS Pathways plc is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our focus is on improving the lives of those who are suffering with mental health challenges and who are not helped by current treatments. We are pioneering the development of a new model of psilocybin therapy, in which our proprietary formulation of synthetic psilocybin, COMP360, is administered in conjunction with psychological support.COMP360 has been designated a Breakthrough Therapy by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), and we have completed a phase IIb clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for TRD, in 22 sites across Europe and North America. We are also running a phase II clinical trial of COMP360 psilocybin therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). COMPASS is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in New York and San Francisco in the US. Our vision is a world of mental wellbeing. www.compasspathways.com.Location: Office-based in San Francisco, the USA.Reports to: The Data Scientist will report to the VP of Digital Health Research.Roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise company-wide ranging from data science & analytics to more traditional statistical and computer science analysis in order to improve the patient journey and provide mission-critical applications as COMPASS grows
  • Develop algorithms & analyses that incorporate digital and traditional biomarkers (voice, vision, smart device, EEG, others) to improve the treatment process via more accurate intervention, personalised therapeutics or real time post-treatment follow up
  • Work collaboratively with engineering (back-end/front-end/UI+UX/and others) to deploy these algorithms in a highly scalable and distributed infrastructure to help patients in real time
    • Communicate insights with stakeholders with the ability to extract therapeutic intelligence by leveraging external and internal data sources
    • Work closely with stakeholders to identify quantitative and technological needs for various COMPASS projectsProfile:
      • Substantial experience in the field either through industry and/or academia. Biotech & start-up experience a strong plus (Degree in: Statistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related)
      • Strong analytical, project management, written and verbal communication skills
      • Proficient in Python and the data science stack (pandas, numpy, scipy, scikit-learn)
      • Experience with PyTorch and/or TensorFlow/Keras. Previous background in NLP, computer vision, time-series signal processing, or audio signal processing
      • Understanding of at least 2-3 common machine learning & AI architectures (convolutional neural nets, reinforcement learning, attention & transformer-based networks, graph neural nets, generative adversarial networks, etc.)
        • Understanding of a variety of statistical and/or machine learning methods (regression, statistical hypothesis testing and design of experiments, tree-based algorithms, supervised vs. unsupervised learning). Expert knowledge in a selection of several key areas
        • Comfortable with Linux and the AWS cloud environment
        • Ability to operate independently and in cross-functional teams in an entrepreneurial and rapid growth-oriented environment
        • Strong alignment with core company mission and values Compassionate, Bold, Rigorous, and Inclusive Additional qualifications (Preferred):
          • A PhD in a computational field (Statistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related)
          • Industry experience as a data scientist in a digital health organisation, pharma, or biotech
          • Background in EEG, fMRI, and other brain measurement technologies a strong plus
          • Experience in modern front-end development and data visualisation
            • Familiarity with Streamlit, Dash, or other modern front-end data visualization platformsEqual opportunities:COMPASS Pathways is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military service, genetic information, familial or marital status, or any other status, category, or characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: COMPASS Pathways, Daly City , Data Scientist, Other , Daly City, California

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