Data Science Lead

Guilford, Connecticut, San Diego, California

Company Description

Quantum-Si is pioneering a new generation of technology to create the market of Next Generation Protein Sequencing (NGPS). Similar to Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS), which gave us a blueprint of what could happen by studying our DNA, NGPS enables an unbiased view of the proteome through improved scale, resolution, and sensitivity leading to better understanding of disease and improved general health. 

We operate at the intersection of biochemistry, chemistry, hardware, molecular biology, photonics, semiconductor chips, and software with a goal to drive a digital transformation of a $44 billion dollar proteomics market.

Join us on the journey to transform healthcare, motivated by the idea that the products you work on will change the lives of millions of people around the world.

Job Description

We are looking for a leader of our Data Science team focused on building and maintaining a software platform and analyses to support the development of Quantum-Si’s single molecule protein sequencing instrument. The Data Science team focuses on the development of algorithms and analysis to support experimental efforts aimed at system characterization and improvement and quality control of instruments, chips, and reagents. Data scientists work closely with engineers and scientists to define the intended goal of experiments, design experiments, and develop analysis for those experiments. The team shares findings with the algorithm and bioinformatics teams to guide development of production software. Data scientists also develop and maintain dashboards to track the performance of instruments, chips, and reagents over time and mine existing data to optimize instrument settings. The lead role will be responsible for taking ownership over the development of the data science platforms, prioritizing incoming work, communicating status of the team’s work to stakeholders, making technical contributions, and managing a team of data scientists.

As part of our team, your core responsibilities will be:

  • Develop and maintain a platform for custom, extensible analysis of data generated by a single molecule protein sequencing platform
  • Develop and maintain databases of run metadata to correlate system and reagent performance to overall sequencing performance
  • Design and implement new algorithms to characterize and improve the performance of instrument subsystems and biochemistry
  • Create automated workflows for commonly requested analysis of experiments
  • Create rich visualizations for the end user that clearly and succinctly summarize analysis output
  • Collaborate closely with and communicate results to the algorithms and bioinformatics teams in order to guide development and improve software performance
  • Manage a team of data scientists


Baseline skills/experiences/attributes:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, electrical engineering, or physical science
  • Minimum of 8 years post-graduate experience working in Data Science
  • Able to analyze complex time series data sets in order to extract underlying patterns
  • Experience collaborating with scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines to define new experiments and guide experimental design
  • Development of large software development project in Python or other major programming language
  • Previous technical management experience
  • Familiarity with Python-ML toolkit (pandas, numpy, sklearn, etc)
  • Experience creating visualizations of complex data output, with tools such as Plotly Dash
  • Software development practices of source control, code reviews, and testing
  • Experience working with either proteomics or genomics data

Ideally, you also have these skills/experiences/attributes (but it’s ok if you don’t!):

  • Experience with time series data
  • Wet lab experience in order to facilitate interactions with our multidisciplinary team

You Deeply Identify with Core Quantum-Si Values: 

  • Team:  We are stronger as a unit and collectively committed to the goal and each other.
  • Accountability:  Be accountable to the goal, the team and yourself.
  • Passion:  We are enthusiastic and dedicated to expanding scientific understanding and its impact.
  • Excellence:  Be aggressive and have a sense of urgency but take pride in each task taken on.
  • Transparency:  We align as an organization and communicate success and challenge.
  • Competitive:  We do not fear but learn from making mistakes.  We play to win!
  • Diversity:  Each individual regardless of role makes a difference and impacts our progress.

Additional Information

We offer great perks: 

  • Competitive salaried compensation - we value our employees and show it 
  • Equity - we want every employee to be a stakeholder
  • Fully covered medical insurance plan along with a generous company sponsored health reimbursement account, and dental & vision coverage - as a health-tech company, we place great worth on our teams’ well-being
  • Company paid life insurance, short term and long term disability
  • Flexible Paid Time Off - personal responsibility for managing our own time, workload and results plus 14 paid holidays inclusive of MLK Day, Juneteenth, Indigenous People’s Day and Veterans Day
  • Parental Leave - we provide a generous 10 week parental leave and additional 6-8 weeks pregnancy related leave for birthing parents
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits - we make your commute more reasonable 
  • Free onsite meals + kitchen stocked with snacks
  • 401k plan - we facilitate your retirement goals
  • The opportunity to build a revolutionary healthcare product and save millions of lives!

The estimated base salary range for this role based in the United States of America is: $160,000 - $220,000. Compensation decisions are dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, level of the position,  an individual’s skills, knowledge and abilities, location where the role is to be performed, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Additionally, all full-time employees are eligible for our discretionary bonus program and equity as part of the compensation package.

For this role, we provide visa assistance for qualified candidates. 

Quantum-Si does not accept agency resumes.

Quantum-Si is an E-Verify and equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or Veteran status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.