Data Scientist

Data Science · Salt Lake City, Utah
Department Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Known Medicine

Known Medicine is creating the world’s largest purpose-built 3-D cell culture data set to predict the best drug for every cancer patient and create the best drug for every cancer. 


Our core platform involves creating hundreds of micro tumors from a patient’s tumor cells. We treat each with different drugs and combinations then analyze images of the cells responding to treatment to see what works best. Through the marriage of biology and data science we are able to generate the largest 3D cell culture dataset of its kind and use it to make biological, computational and clinical insights.


We’re a seed-stage startup backed by Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, Cota Capital, Caffeinated Capital, and other top funds and angels. Our team encompasses clinical affairs, bioengineering, and data science and is quickly growing. 


The Role

We’re generating hundreds of thousands of images of cells, many with labeled outcomes of whether the patient actually responded to treatment. We’re building out our team to analyze our experiments, evaluate assay conditions, and make increasingly sensitive predictions of patient response. You’ll have the opportunity to make a massive difference in how our platform is run and ultimately, how people with cancer are treated. 


You will be the first hire on our engineering team, joining our technical founders. Your responsibilities will  include:

  • Work with our biologists and software engineers to monitor and troubleshoot acquisition and analysis of images as well as new lab conditions
  • Identify features and develop models to predict patient response from cellular images


Your Background

  • 3+ years experience in data science, data engineering, ML engineering, or similar
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, Math, or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and aid in company prioritization


Who You’ll Join

Our team comprises biomedical engineers, AI for drug discovery data scientists, and a clinical and regulatory affairs expert building our high throughput platform. We’re developing a fully automated diagnostics pipeline in our 4,300 sq ft Salt Lake City, UT lab and have research collaborations with several top cancer centers. We offer health insurance, a 401k plan, snacks and drinks in the office, lunch provided twice weekly, and flexible vacation/sick leave. 


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  • Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Department
    Data Science
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced