External: Full Time Position - Automation
San Francisco
Posted 3 years ago
About ECL
The Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab, and to conduct research entirely from a computer. Stepping away from manual completion of experiments at the bench, scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s industrial lab facilities, working within a software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis.
It is our aim at Emerald to build a new technology foundation for the life sciences. On the ECL, it becomes as achievable for a small team of scientists to pursue an ambitious therapeutic R&D initiative as it has become for a small team of capable programmers to develop and deploy a web-based software product.
Scientific Computing at ECL
The charge of Emerald’s Scientific Computing team is to build into the ECL the cutting-edge computational tools and techniques that can significantly augment the research process for a life scientist. First, these include the existing models and algorithms whose usage currently distinguishes a computational scientist from a laboratory scientist. In addition, these include the underlying representations and models, and the associated higher level analysis and simulation capabilities, which have yet to be developed to accompany specific experiments in the physical lab. On the Scientific Computing team, you will introduce a broad suite of analysis, modeling and simulation tools across the comprehensive list of in vitro experiments offered through the ECL, spanning fields as diverse as computational chemistry, bioinformatics, systems biology, and more.
About You
We’re seeking extremely versatile computational scientists and applied mathematicians who are excited to reshape scientific research through software

You might be a great fit for Scientific Computing at ECL if …

    • You have over five years of experience in computational research or applied math (Masters degree in Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics or similar required, PhD preferred).
    • You have deep knowledge of (undergraduate degree or stronger) chemistry, biology, or physics.
    • You have strong programming skills in a variety of languages.
    • You have scientific expertise in physical or statistical modeling of large scale systems.
    • You are an expert in computational chemistry, computational biology, or bioinformatics.
    • You have extensive experience in either Mathematica, Matlab, R or other high-level data languages.

You might resonate with the culture at ECL if …

    • You are impressively empathetic. You can argue the rationale you disagree with as convincingly as the one you agree with.
    • You are intellectually fearless. Stretching yourself well out of your comfort zone across multiple disciplines is more the rule than the exception at Emerald.
    • You are curious. When first-principles reasoning illuminates a path that diverges from the standard assumptions, you feel compelled to see where it leads.
If you would like to apply and learn more, we’d love to hear from you! Please follow the link below, including your resume and, if you like, a brief remark about what you are looking for next and what draws you to ECL and this role. If we see a strong potential match to our current needs and efforts, we will reach out to start a conversation.

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