Bioinformatics Team Lead

Athens, Thessaloniki
Posted 1 month ago

We are DEUS EX MACHINA, a technology company specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and analytics. Our client roster includes Fortune 100 organizations and startups. At DEUS EX MACHINA, we strive to develop solutions that make a positive impact. We are also passionate about building innovative solutions that empower our clients to succeed and grow. At the core of our successful track record are our people, our commitment to client success, and our desire to make an impact through a creative, focused, and collaborative mentality.

Role Description:

We are currently seeking a Bioinformatics Team Lead to join our Bioinformatics team in Athens or Thessaloniki, full-time. The successful candidate should have more than 10 years of relevant experience in leadership bioinformatics roles, will be reporting the company leadership, and will be responsible for bioinformatics strategy and its execution. 

As a Bioinformatics Team Lead, you will be joining a talented team of Engineers, Data Scientists, and Bioinformaticians working on state-of-the-art technology products and solutions. In this role, your focus will be on leading various bioinformatics projects focused on the analysis of omics data, among others, and the development of large-scale bioinformatics pipelines as part of an enterprise-level system.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute a holistic Bioinformatics strategy of the company to align with company goals, and work with the company leadership to plan for its execution. 
  • Together with the Software Engineering and Data Science divisions, continue to design, implement and deliver upgrades to the Data and Analytics engine of the company, an enterprise-level system solution with automated integration pipelines, computational ML/AI and bioinformatics workflows.
  • Lead the development of state-of-the-art technologies related to bioinformatics and chemoinformatics, including methods that are based on deep learning architectures, diffusion and large language models, ontologies and graphs, as well as advanced ML and algorithmic methods.
  • Work closely with the Software Engineering and Data Science teams to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for data management at scale, locally and/or in the cloud. 
  • Be responsible for the delivery of all critical Bioinformatics components to enable the strategy and meet business needs.
  • Participate in meetings with clients to determine their needs, and work closely with our product/project managers to translate them into specifications and tasks.
  • Supervise team members on client engagements to ensure high quality and on time delivery in various projects.
  • Manage effectively a team of bioinformaticians and keep updated resource allocation and the bioinformatics team roadmap so that it aligns with the strategic and business roadmap of the company.
  • Install processes to keep a cross-functional, effective team that can deliver an enterprise-level bioinformatics system.
  • Mentor, train, and be responsible for your team’s direction and career development. 

 Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of industry experience in a similar role collaborating with US/European customers. 
  • Proven experience in successfully leading bioinformatics projects and teams at an enterprise level.
  • Ph.D.  degree in a Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field. 
  • Strong hands-on experience with handling biomedical data and metadata, understanding of Taxonomies and Ontologies. 
  • Strong hands-on experience with cutting-edge bioinformatics and chemoinformatics methods, including AI-driven approaches.
  • Proficiency with current bioinformatics tools and databases for integration, analysis and interpretation of omics datasets.
  • Experience in bioinformatics system design (compute, data, application layers) for data and compute-intensive applications.
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Python, R), Linux shell scripting and version control.
  • Familiarity with High-Performance Computing and cloud computing systems.
  • Proven leadership skills in team building, project management, mentorship and career development.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills (English & Greek), and ability to produce excellent documentation, keep records and communicate information with other teams/clients.

What is it like to work with us:

DEUS EX MACHINA will provide you with resources and advanced tools necessary to deliver best-in-class results for our clients, in a workplace that inspires collaboration and creativity. Our people are the most important asset and we always strive for providing them with a good working-life balance. What to expect working at DEUS:

  • Competitive compensation packages based on qualifications.
  • Flexible work schedule
  • ​Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Private​ life &​ health insurance 
  • Room to experiment, learn and have fun
  • Peers with big smiles and fascinating ideas
  • A multi-disciplinary​, multi-national​ team that values trust and autonomy.

If you like the description above, we are looking forward to receiving your application. Please apply with your latest CV in English. 

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