Associate Director, Data Science Engineer

Cambridge, MA
May 13, 2020

The Role

The Associate Director, Data Science Engineer will be a key member in building the Informatics capabilities at Rheos contributing to the design and development of our software tools and infrastructure supporting multiple groups. They will work with bench and data scientists to develop tools and processes to capture and analyze data and to derive actionable insights. They will assist with development and monitoring of data processing pipelines, data infrastructure, data integration and laboratory automation. The Associate Director of Data Science Engineering will be responsible for assisting with the management and analysis of data from a broad range of laboratory instruments. This person will also assist in designing and implementing databases and data structures to help create the company’s data science and machine learning capabilities. The successful candidate will apply knowledge of modern software technologies to complex informatics problems in a dynamic research environment.


  • Data preparation, analysis, visualization and building and maintaining scientific tools and infrastructures for drug discovery research through researching, developing, and integrating new technologies and computational approaches to enhance and accelerate scientific research
  • Utilizing programming and scripting to parse/prepare data
  • Extensive writing and implementing of efficient code.
  • Applying machine learning to uncover novel trends in experimental data
  • Partnering with scientific project teams to develop informatics solutions to satisfy business needs
  • Communicating research initiatives and results internally and externally
  • Managing the electronic laboratory notebook system, including developing integrations and templates as well as monitoring compliance across the organization
  • Strive to continuously improve our informatics platform by identifying unmet needs and implementing creative solutions with buy-in from users
  • Ensure appropriate training and assistance is provided to users
  • Develop and promote best practices for scientific data capture, integration, and analysis


  • BS, MS or PhD in Computational Sciences (computer science, applied math/statistics, computational chemistry, bio/cheminformatics) or scientific field (chemistry, biology, biophysics) with strong computational experience
  • Expert Python experience a must
  • Ability to execute and automate standard scientific and statistical analyses using tools/languages including Python, R, SQL, Java, Linux, etc.
  • Experience in scientific software administration and tool development including compound registration, assay results management systems, electronic laboratory notebooks, laboratory information management systems, and custom web apps
  • Collaborate with computational and experimental scientists, software engineers, and business management to deploy, support, and provide appropriate insight, data management, and reporting solutions
  • Knowledge of cloud computing, AWS, Azure, Google
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strong communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary team environment dedicated to delivering new drugs to patients
  • Previous experience building, deploying, and supporting drug discovery data systems and query tools
  • Prior experience successfully supporting and leveraging outsourcing strategies
  • Knowledge of small molecule structures, cheminformatics and molecular modeling
  • Experience with biochemical and biological data (enzyme assays, DNA sequences, RNAseq, proteomics, microscopy images, etc.)
  • Experience with laboratory automation a plus
  • Working knowledge of genetic/genomic and bioinformatics tools and technologies
  • Experience with visualization tools, Spotfire, Tableau, Looker.
  • Knowledge of database and data warehousing design.

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At Rheos we endeavor to create an environment where great people have the opportunity to do great things.  We are pioneering new science and that takes creativity, innovation, integration and lots of teamwork to solve complex challenges.  We are risk takers and desire that our work at Rheos creates a new paradigm for immune-mediated diseases.

A highlight of our current benefit offerings:

  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, dental coverage through Delta Dental and vision coverage through VSP.
  • 401k with match
  • Discretionary time off in addition to a 2 shutdowns per year (summer and winter) and additional company holidays
  • Complementary Long- and Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Monthly Cell Phone reimbursement
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or subsidized commuter rail pass

Rheos Medicines is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rheos Medicines complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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