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Senior Statistical Scientist, Assay Development

Company: Freenome
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


About the Role

We are seeking a highly capable Statistician to analyze quantitative multiplexed immunoassay data by applying statistical formulas and methods, including Design of Experiments, to guide solutions to practical problems. Your duties will include gathering numerical data, performing statistical analyses on data, and creating relevant data sets and supporting figures. To ensure success, Statisticians should exhibit extensive experience in performing statistical analyses, Design of Experiments and possess the ability to interpret results effectively. Critical thinking is essential to overcome challenges in data collection and interpretation. Freenome's team based culture sets a priority on being able to effectively communicate the statistical framework, analysis and results in a way that is clear to non-statisticians.

How you'll contribute:

  • Ensuring data integrity by performing rigorous cleaning, error checking, and validation.
  • Analyzing data using statistical techniques, formulas, and calculations.
  • Performing statistical tests to determine the reliability and soundness of results.
  • Supporting teams with CLSI requirements on data analysis
  • Describing, interpreting, and summarizing conclusions.
  • Presenting statistical findings to multiple teams across the company
  • Documenting processes and keeping informed of technological advancements in the field of statistical analysis.

What you'll bring:

  • Master's Degree in Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, or equivalent Master's Degree program with a focus on statistical methods.
  • Specific experience with in-depth immunoassay data analysis
  • 7+ years of experience working as a Statistician, or in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in statistical software programs, including JMP, PRISM, R, Python, or equivalent.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical methods, techniques, formulas, and tests, including Design of Experiments
  • Exceptional ability to interpret data and analyze trends, as well as preparing industry outlooks and forecasts.
  • Ability to work across teams to coordinate data gathering.
  • Extensive experience in summarizing and presenting findings in reports.
  • Keen attention to detail and excellent record keeping skills.

About Freenome

Freenome is on a mission to empower everyone with the tools they need to detect, treat, and ultimately prevent cancer.

We have pioneered the most comprehensive multiomics platform for early cancer detection through a routine blood draw. By combining deep expertise in molecular biology with advanced computational biology and machine learning techniques to recognize disease-associated patterns among billions of circulating, cell-free biomarkers, we are developing simple and accurate blood tests for early cancer detection and integrating the actionable insights into health systems to operationalize a machine learning feedback loop between care and science.

Our recent $270 Million Series C brings our financing to over $500 million from investors, including; Bain Capital, Perceptive Advisors, RA Capital, Polaris Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., GV (formerly Google Ventures), Roche Venture Fund, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, American Cancer Society's BrightEdge Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Novartis and Verily Life Sciences.

Our Science

Freenome is building technology to advance the understanding of cancer through multiple analytes derived from blood. These signals include cell-free DNA, methylation of cell-free DNA, cell-free RNA, circulating proteins, and immune profiling derived from thousands of prospective samples. By developing novel statistical learning methods and applying them to integrate various -omics datasets, Freenome is a leader in modeling specific biological mechanisms to capture disease-dependent signatures, including gene expression, immune response, tumor burden, the tissue of origin, and 3D chromatin structure.

By building comprehensive discovery datasets and modeling critical biological systems, Freenome is learning what biological changes are present within the blood between a variety of different disease states, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, infections, drug response, and aging. The synthesis of Freenome's datasets, cross-functional technical expertise, and audacious mission to discover biological truth, we seek to improve the lives of millions through early detection and early treatment of disease.

Our Culture

Freenomers are technical, creative, visionary, grounded, empathetic, and passionate. We build teams around divergent expertise, allowing us to solve problems and ascertain opportunities in unique ways. Freenomers are some of the most talented experts in their fields, joining together to advance healthcare, one breakthrough at a time.

We value empathy, integrity, and trust in one another, and we respect the diverse perspectives of our colleagues and those we serve. We assume positive intent and give each other the benefit of the doubt with the firm belief that we are a team working toward the same objectives. We believe in empowering and supporting each other in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

What does a successful person look like at Freenome?

Those who thrive at Freenome prioritize, manage, and execute their own goals with ownership and alignment with those of the company. They embrace our values of empathy, integrity, striving for greatness, servant leadership, trust, and holding themselves and their team accountable to these values. They crave collaboration with brilliant minds from disparate fields of study and believe that hiring and mentorship are fundamental to our success. Above all, they welcome and provide constructive feedback and criticism, trusting in others' good intentions, and being secure in knowing that embracing mistakes is the best way to learn and grow. For those who pursue challenges, understudied problems, and want the opportunity to see their work impact the lives of millions of people affected by cancer every year, there's no better place to be than Freenome.

Freenome is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Freenome does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Keywords: Freenome, South San Francisco , Senior Statistical Scientist, Assay Development, Other , South San Francisco, California

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