Data Scientist, Biology at Atreca
South San Francisco, CA, US

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, California (moving in 2021 to a new campus in San Carlos, CA). We apply our proprietary drug discovery platform to profile clinically relevant, active B cell responses in patients receiving successful treatment and, in turn, develop a portfolio of antibody therapeutics against novel tumor targets with the potential to treat large patient populations. Atreca seeks talented, driven individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health and are motivated to become key members of a growing biotechnology company.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented Data Analyst to design and develop reports and analyses from our R&D database. The information you deliver will drive key research and development decisions by scientific stakeholders. Your strong communication skills and scientific knowledge will enable you to work collaboratively with a diversity of cross functional scientific team members to develop meaningful, rich views of drug discovery data. In addition to directly creating such views using your expertise with reporting tools such as R markdown or shiny apps, you will serve as a liaison between the research team and the software engineering team, providing project management support and writing specifications for any engineering work required in support of reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with scientists and other stakeholders, identify R&D data to capture in our database and develop reports and analyses
  • Maintain a prioritized list of reporting projects
  • Coordinate effort between stakeholders and software engineers to ensure on time development and delivery of reporting projects
  • Develop reports using R markdown or shiny apps
  • Train employees how to follow company standards and procedures when creating reports.
  • Develop reports for data quality cleaning and monitoring
  • Ensure high quality of reports, proactively detecting and resolving errors in reports

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, or Biology related field
  • Minimum of 3yrs informatics experience in Biology related field working with data
  • Strong R, SQL and RDBMS skills
  • Previous experience in data reporting
  • Previous experience as an analyst
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Extensive computer software skills
  • Strong candidates will have training in statistics
  • Strong candidates will know Python or another scripting language