Science Lead, Life Science Project (Job ID# 4789467002 )

Employer Name Google X   Address 0000
Job Type Full Time   Address 2
Experience   City Mountain View
Education   State California
  Zip Code 94035

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Job Description

Science Lead, Life Science Project
Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA
X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.

Our mission

We are a team of scientists and engineers dedicated to creating transformative computational tools for biology. Our moonshot is to accelerate discovery and innovation in human health and other life science applications.

Biology background preferred but not required — just the curiosity and passion to learn. If you are excited to make a difference in this space, we’d love to talk with you.

The role

This is an opportunity to come in at the ground level and lead Science for an early stage team innovating quickly. We are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a rapidly evolving field. We’re looking for somebody with a Physics, Biology, Chemical Engineering or other scientific background and a breadth of experience across scientific modeling and simulation, data science, and machine learning.

In this role, you will:

Envision and develop technology that drives team-wide innovation
Lead an interdisciplinary Science team that integrates computational and wet-lab approaches
Rapidly iterate early prototypes across a broad range of algorithms and approaches, grounded in data
Collaborate closely with our engineering team to turn promising prototypes into robust, scalable products
Apply deep understanding of best practices in technology, innovation, and development to solve complex, ambiguous, and novel problems.
“Roll up your sleeves” and get stuff done as an early member of the team.

We’re looking for an experienced leader with demonstrated talent for creativity and execution. Past experience bridging software engineering with hardware, sciences, robotics, or other domains is a plus. Our ideal candidate has experience in research environments as well as management experience.

PhD in Physics, Biology, Chemical Engineering or other science is preferred
5+ years of data science or equivalent experience
Early stage or startup experience
People management experience
Life sciences background a plus, but not required
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: [email protected]

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