Data Scientist – High Content Imaging and Image Analysis


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Dewpoint Therapeutics translates condensate biology into much-needed medicines. Biomolecular condensates are transforming our understanding of biology, and our highly collaborative team is at the forefront of efforts to harness this shift for drug discovery. Together, we are leveraging a transformative shift in the understanding of cellular biology to discover and advance breakthrough therapeutics for the toughest diseases.

We are seeking a Data Scientist to further this vision and be a part of a new cutting-edge group to leverage human genetics, genomics, and computation to translate high throughput data in condensate biology to actionable knowledge about disease, patients, and therapeutics. This role will be part of the scientific computing team in R&D, working closely with wet lab teams, our data engineering team and our deep learning team to both directly support our drug development programs and build the tools that will provide deep insights directly to users.

In this position you’ll be part of an energizing and supportive startup team culture, engaged in continuous learning, and part of an exceptional international team. This role is based at our site in Boston's Seaport district. Dewpoint offers competitive salary and benefits.

In this role you will…

  • Take ownership in the implementation and development of image analysis pipelines to interpret high content imaging data using a variety of tools such as CellProfiler /Harmony/Columbus, ImageJ/FIJI, ilastik
  • Work with cross-functional teams and contribute to drug discovery and development by using advanced high content imaging and immunoassay approaches to evaluate therapeutics, biomarkers, and biological mechanisms
  • Implement new computational methods to optimize/automate high content image acquisition and downstream image analysis
  • Provide feedback on cell and tissue-based method development, high content image acquisition and analysis in collaboration with the team
  • Provide feedback on experiment design and lab protocols to ensure the right data is collected to enable solid analysis and deep insights
  • Work with biologists, chemists and fellow data scientists to perform exploratory and predictive analysis on a wide range of data sources including microscopy and genomics data
  • Design and prototype tools that enable scientists to identify deep insights driving our scientific research and drug development pipeline
  • Coordinate with the Data Engineering team to build robust and reliable prediction and analysis pipelines

To do that you will need…

  • PhD in Biological Sciences, Cell or Molecular Biology, or a related field with at least 3 years of experience (or MS with at least 6 years of experience) in computational biology, biostatistics, or related field
  • Advanced expertise in high content imaging, image analysis and the implementation of these techniques to answer basic research questions. Strong preference for candidates experienced with Perkin Elmer Opera Phenix systems
  • Experience with performing High-content image analysis using Cell Profiler/Harmony/Columbus or ImageJ/FIJI, MATLAB
  • Familiarity with analysis and visualization of complex datasets, statistics, and programming languages (PCA, t-SNE, Python, R, Prism, JMP, Spotfire)
  • Expertise in statistics applied to biological problems
  • Fluency in one or more programming languages (Python, R, etc) along with data workflow and visualization tools (e.g. KNIME and Spotfire) and experience with machine learning and deep learning algorithms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, self-direction and willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques
  • Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, the shared language of our multicultural team

About Dewpoint

Dewpoint Therapeutics is the first company founded to apply the emerging discipline of biomolecular condensates to drug discovery. Dewpoint believes that a vast range of conditions have pathways that are regulated by condensates or arise from the dysfunction of condensates — including cancer, neurodegeneration, and metabolic disease. Dewpoint scientists are working in Boston, MA, and Dresden and Berlin, Germany, to translate condensate biology into treatments for the toughest diseases.

Dewpoint Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of non-discrimination in the workplace. Candidates will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Dewpoint Therapeutics has an anti-hate policy in place, along with an active staff-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee sponsored by the CEO.

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