Associate Director of Statistical Genetics

Deep Genomics, Remote US

Creating A New Universe Of Genetic Medicines

About Us

Founded in 2015, Deep Genomics is a drug development company that aims to revolutionize medicine by leveraging expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and genome biology. We have built the world’s first, and by far the most advanced, AI platform that is able to untangle the enormous complexity of RNA biology and find the best targets, mechanisms, and molecules. 

The thesis here at Deep Genomics is that everyone, at some point in their life, will face a genetic condition, whether Mendelian or complex, and we aim to be there for them with a genetically precise therapy. We take immense pride in our team of people whose backgrounds span a diverse range of disciplines including those found in a traditional biotechnology company, as well as machine learning, laboratory automation, and software engineering. 

Ideal Candidate

As an Associate Director of Statistical Genetics, you will be responsible for leveraging large-scale genetic data-sets to find potential targets for oligonucleotide therapeutics. You  will organize the activities of statistical genetics and computational biology scientists, recruit new candidates, and interface with other teams within and outside the target discovery department.  The successful candidate is a self-driven individual who has excellent communication skills and possesses the emotional intelligence required to lead a team of highly talented members.

If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, let's work together!

What will you do:

  • Prioritize large-scale genetic datasets that offer the greatest potential for target discovery
  • Lead our efforts to find novel targets (and rediscover established ones) by applying variant effect predictors to whole genome sequencing data; and by optimizing and extending our fine mapping pipeline for GWAS results
  • Collaborate with the curation science team and the validation team (within target discovery) to advance targets in our therapeutic pipeline
  • Partner with the bioinformatics and software engineering team for cloud based data analysis and results visualization
  • Provide input to the predictive systems department for the development of novel variant effect prediction models
  • Build and manage the statistical genetics team

What do you bring:

  • PhD in Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, or related discipline
  • Extensive post-graduate experience (>5 years), including a solid publication record
  • Multidisciplinary background and interests, conceptual understanding of machine learning
  • Scientific leadership and/or mentorship experience
  • An inspirational and energetic working style, coupled to the highest standards of scientific rigour and integrity
  • Critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and commitment to innovation Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Prior management experience (including both technical/scientific leadership and people management)
  • Industry experience with target discovery

What do we offer?

  • A highly competitive salary and meaningful equity compensation (ESOPs)
  • A wide array of company-paid benefits
  • Exceptional opportunities for learning and growth working alongside the world’s best team
  • An opportunity to work alongside a bright, collegial, highly motivated team working at the intersection of the most exciting areas of science and technology.
Deep Genomics encourages applications from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to build the world's leading AI-driven genetic medicine company. 

If you have a disability or special need, accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About Deep Genomics

Deep Genomics is using artificial intelligence to build a new universe of life-saving genetic therapies. The future of medicine will rely on artificial intelligence, because biology is too complex for humans to understand. At Deep Genomics, our geneticists, molecular biologists and chemists develop new ways of detecting and treating disease using our biologically accurate artificial intelligence technology.

Deep Genomics

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