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About the job: BioTwin is currently seeking a Bioinformatics scientist. Reporting to the Software Director, this person will have a crucial role in achieving our primary mission of improving the quality of life of people by harnessing data science and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to develop a digital twin.

About you: A good judgment and reasoning in finding innovative technological solutions and facilitate the integration of the various demands into a coherent whole. Comfortable with changing priorities in a dynamic environment with deadlines. A fair knowledge of Agile methodologies, software requirements gathering, development and delivery as well as the desire to improve people’s health are major assets for this position.


Data scientist (80%)

  • Analyze large molecular datasets such as metabolomics data, and proteomics data for research purposes.
  • Create novel computational approaches and analytical tools as required by research goals.
  • Design and apply bioinformatics algorithms including unsupervised and supervised machine learning, dynamic programming, or graphic algorithms.
  • Consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, or determine computational strategies.
  • Contribute to research and development roadmap
  • Develop software or applications proof of concept for scientific or technical use.
  • Communicate research results through conference presentations, scientific publications, or project reports.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
  • Suggest the work of technicians and information technology staff applying bioinformatics tools or applications in areas such as proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and clinical bioinformatics.
  • Confer with departments such as marketing, business development, and operations to coordinate product development or improvement.
  • Collaborate with software developers in the development and modification of commercial bioinformatics software.

Team Leader (20%)

  • Advise others on the development or use of new technologies.
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel.
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
  • Recommend new systems and processes to improve operations.
  • Coach personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
  • Provide support to the various stakeholders who require it, analyze problematic situations and, if applicable, liaise with team.


  • Jira
  • Git/Github
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Windows, LINUX
  • Scripting languages (Python, Bash).
  • Machine Learning operationalization using container (docker) is an asset
  • Deep understanding of machine learning including and supervised and unsupervised models
  • Solid background in SQL


  • PhD degree in Biosciences, Bioinformatics, Computational biology (or related discipline) and 3 to 5 years of experiences
  • Master’s degree in Biotechnology (or related discipline) and 10 years of experiences
  • Project experience using Agile methodology specifically Scrum/Kanban is an asset
  • Strong python experience applied in projects using code versioning practices
  • Project experience in cloud environment such as Microsoft Azure
  • Excellent ability to manage customer/stakeholder relations
  • Project experiences using Artificial Intelligence symbolic, data-driven, supervised and unsupervised models
  • Statistical knowledge in standard techniques: Logistic Regression, Classification models, Cluster Analysis, Neural Networks, Random Forests, Ensembles on heterogenous data sources and latent variable modeling
  • Project experiences with times series algorithms
  • Experience with non-sequencing based omics (e.g. proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics)
  • Ability to synthesize complex problem with creativity
  • Ability to use critical thinking
  • Possess excellent synthesis, communication and writing skills

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