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Computational Biologist Platform Lead (Translational Research) - Location Flexible
Posted on 2/22/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
  • Education to Masters or PhD level combining
  • Quantitative and/or computational skills e.g. Computational Biology, Biostatistics/Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, Biometrics, Data Science for Health or similar
  • Highly proficient in R programming
  • Experience with building R packages, familiarity with usethis, devtools, roxygen2 packages and the tidyverse ecosystem
  • Good data visualization skills and familiarity with R data visualization packages (ggplot2) and extending ggplot2
  • Experience in SQL and establishing database connections within a R session
  • Familiarity with Python and the reticulate package
  • Experience with engineering practices for research computing (Docker, Git and Github, code review, linux, cloud computing)
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and willing to shift priorities seamlessly
  • Partner with team members to design, develop and standardize analytical workflows by building R packages and best practices
  • Become an expert in Tempus multimodal clinical and genomic data
  • Analyze and integrate large diverse clinical and molecular datasets to extract insights and drive new research opportunities
  • Collaborate with Research, Engineering & Data Science teams to develop and deliver innovative computational solutions
  • Drive continual improvement of the Tempus platform and analytical tools by communicating client feedback, staying ahead of research and industry trends, championing opportunities for new open source tools, and influencing our leadership and global account strategy teams
  • Work with Product and Engineering teams to streamline workflow of computational analyses
  • Document, summarize and communicate highly technical results and methods clearly to non-technical audiences
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in RMarkdown and parameterized report generation, additional experience with flexdashboard, xaringan and bookdown is a plus
  • Strong peer-reviewed publication record
  • Experience working with real world evidence clinical cancer data (progression free vs overall survival, clinical trial design, data imputation and managing missing variable bias, etc)
  • Understanding of CLIA/CAP validation protocols and how to bring scientific ideas to market
  • Experience working with unstructured clinical and molecular data
  • Familiarity with Bioconductor and working with S4 class

1,001-5,000 employees

Data-driven precision medicine
Company Overview
Tempus is on a mission to provide the necessary tools to usher in an era of precision medicine. The company has built the world's largest library of clinical and molecular data and an operating system to make that information accessible and useful for patients, physicians, and researchers.