Director – Artificial Intelligence
Posted on 9/5/2023
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

201-500 employees

San Carlos, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
AI & Machine Learning
Biology & Biotech
  • Conceive of and lead projects to solve important problems in biomedical sciences through the application of state-of-the-art methods in artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Be a leader on a diverse team that develops, deploys, & maintains innovative machine learning systems and software tools that enable the analysis and interpretation of complex and noisy biology data sets
  • Identify opportunities, create, and implement solutions with respect to complex problems/scientific questions on large scale data sets, especially using machine learning approaches, predictive models, and statistical analysis, to advance understanding of cell structures, systems, and interactions
  • Collaborate with the CZI Science Program and Technology teams to help identify problems and opportunities in the biomedical sciences that can be tackled with artificial intelligence
  • Collaborate with the CZI Science Program and Technology teams to identify and define necessary datasets
  • Summarize and present complex and highly technical problems and solutions to audiences with a wide variety of skills and domain knowledge
  • Enjoy working in a highly interactive and cross-functional collaborative environment with a diverse team of colleagues and partners
  • Act as a thought leader and mentor for the AI/ML team, leading hiring, developing, and retaining people to help them develop their full potential and build new skills and abilities
  • Have a passion for actively directing and managing highly skilled individuals to consistently achieve high levels of motivation, enthusiasm, inclusion, and performance
  • A passion for tackling hard problems and orchestrating team activities to face the challenges involved
  • Have a Masters or PhD in computer science (focus on machine learning & data analytics), biocomputing or a related field or equivalent industry experience and at least 10 years of experience leading a research and development team
  • Have demonstrated experience building and training AI/ML models to address biological or adjacent problems, and developing deep learning methods
  • Have a proven track record leading teams with diverse skill sets and focused on the analysis and interpretation of complex biological data
  • The AI/ML Director will be a leader within CZI developing and applying state-of-the-art methods in artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve important problems in the biomedical sciences aligned with CZI's focus on understanding the mysteries of the cell by modeling cell function. You will lead a team that will leverage datasets that are created as part of CZI's efforts to build, fund, and do science to create models that transform our understanding of cells
  • You will lead a concerted ML effort within CZI Science Technology and have the opportunity to work closely with teams of scientists, computational biologists, and engineers. You will also collaborate with other groups within CZI, CZI grantees, CZ institutes, and other external labs and organizations. Your work should inspire and enhance the production and analysis of datasets by CZ teams and collaborators. Scientific focus areas could include single cell biology, imaging, genomics, and proteomics