Data Scientist

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Seer is building a world-class team of data experts passionate about developing cutting-edge technologies. We are rapidly growing a diverse team that is committed to pushing the limits of data engineering, data science, and software engineering to discover new insights into biology and improve the lives of patients. Do you have the drive and talent to solve challenging questions as a member of a high-performance team? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and value a team-oriented company culture?

The Role & The Team

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Data Science, we are seeking an exceptional Data Scientist to join our Data Science team based in our Redwood City office. This group implements and develops the newest methods for proteomics molecular profiling leveraging Seer’s proprietary technology platform and the latest generation of mass spectrometers. The driving focus of this team, working closely with the mass spectrometry group, is to extract value and insights from large scale datasets produced by Seer-technology.  

Seer’s new Data Scientist will be empowered to perform exploratory data analysis, data wrangling, statistical analysis, and design machine learning models. The ideal candidate will have a track record of accomplishments in academia or in the life sciences/pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. The successful candidate is likely to have a background in computer science, bioinformatics, molecular biology, or biochemistry with 3 years experience in life science data engineering. This role requires superior skills in programs including Python or R, as well as a highly collaborative work ethic.

Responsibilities & Goals

The Data Science group is focused on using AWS and supportive tooling for processing and analyzing our proteomics molecular profiling data. Areas of specific responsibility and attention will include:

  • Perform exploratory data analysis, data wrangling, statistical analysis and design/train/test machine learning models. Use appropriate and succinct visualizations to convey insights to the wider team
  • The analysis, selection & iteration of Seer’s computational proteomic data processing pipeline – maximizing the identification and quantification of the features present in the raw mass spectrometry data
  • Partner with data engineers to ensure all optimizations can scale
  • Carefully curate generated data sets, optimizing for traceability and ease of access
  • Stay current with developments in data science  and internally promote new techniques/ideas
  • Interact with company leadership to develop Seer’s data science strategy
  • Work closely with the Mass Spectrometry group as well as interact, collaborate, and support other functional teams within the broader Seer Research, Development, and Clinical framework

Background & Qualifications

The successful candidate for the position of Data Scientist must have a demonstrated record of accomplishments in academia or the life sciences industry. The ideal candidate will have had significant experience in analyzing proteomic or genomic data. Candidates must bring a strong entrepreneurial orientation along with teamwork skills and an absolute commitment to competing with the highest level of integrity. 

Key requirements include:

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in relevant discipline such as computer science, bioinformatics, molecular biology or biochemistry. Further graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience (4+ preferred) in an academic or life-sciences industry laboratory setting (biotech start-up experience preferred)
  • Superior Python or R skills in data analysis, statistics and machine learning. Comfortable in Jupyter/R-studio environments (experience in Domino Data Lab an advantage)
  • Familiarity of relational and non-relational databases. Good working SQL
  • Knowledge of Skyline, OpenMS, MaxQuant and other proteomic computational tools would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated experience in cross-functional and timely communication
  • Strong and collaborative work ethic; must be a self-starter and persistent in achieving objectives to support Seer’s scientific and business goals
  • Must work well in a small team setting, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively, while meeting scheduled deadlines in a fast-paced environment


We encourage you to submit your resume below or send to We look forward to hearing from you!

Seer is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.