Director of Data Science

Salt Lake City, Utah
US$200000 - US$250000 per annum + Competitive benefits and stock


Director of Data Science


Salt Lake City


This well established pharmaceutical company is at the forefront of experimental biology, automation and artificial intelligence. Aiming to discover new treatments and medicines through advanced data science and computational chemistry, they aim to rapidly improve our ability to improve the quality of and save lives.


Reporting to the VP of Data Science and working closely with other senior leaders across the business, you'll have the change to collaborate, innovate and direct the trajectory of the organization's growth. Managing the existing data science team, you'll be responsible for developing and mentoring both junior and experienced staff as well as playing a key role in the continued growth of your team.


Given the nature of the business, the culture is highly geared towards innovation and experimentation. You'll benefit from the company and the remit to question current practice and technology, innovate and suggest new and improved techniques and really nurture your curiosity as well as that of your team!

A healthy standard of work/life balance is encouraged and there are numerous company wide benefits in place to ensure this is maintained.


You'll play an essential role in the expansion of the company's capability delivered by their complex phenotypic discovery platform. Collaborating closely with a wide range of teams within the business, you'll be responsible for providing oversight to the development of new drug design techniques top complement their discovery process.

Designing a highly skilled and high performing team will be a key remit within this role, you'll be aiming to not only continue to grow the team through implementing an effective recruitment and hiring process, but also contributing to the development of future leaders and experts.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold an advanced qualification in a related field.
  • Have previous experience in designing and running research programs within computational chemistry and pharmacology.
  • Be experienced in managing Research Scientists in the delivery of both long and short term projects.
  • Have a considerable background in drug design methods.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge and practical ability in regards to machine learning methods including deep learning, neural networks and multiple instance learning.
  • Be highly competent in the use of tools such as Python, Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch and Keras.


A generous salary of up to $250,000 is offered for this position, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including stock options, full medical, 401k matching and various wellness perks.

Please register your interest by sending your CV to Anthony Sanderson via the "apply" link on this page

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