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Data Scientist

Toronto, Ontario Growth - BI and Analytics Full-time
Here at BenchSci, our mission is to exponentially increase the speed and quality of life-saving research. We do so by empowering scientists with the world’s most advanced biomedical artificial intelligence so they can run more successful experiments. We’re backed by F-Prime and Google’s Gradient Ventures, and we’re growing!

As a key member of the Business Intelligence and Analytics team, the Data Scientist is a passionate investigator, capable of framing business problems and analysis requirements, and working with various data sources (internal and external) to uncover insights that will empower our teams. Working primarily with the Sales and Science teams, the Data Scientist will clean and analyze data, test and iterate on key business assumptions, prepare and share insights with project stakeholders, and develop automated reports.

Leveraging strong statistical and technical skills, this individual will help the Business Intelligence and Analytics team accelerate the process of uncovering impactful insights that help achieve business goals.

What you'll do:
  • Deeply understand our target market and audiences, including challenges they have that we solve, as well as their needs, wants, and aspirations
  • Properly frame business questions on specific projects, developing analysis plans that will test assumptions, and ensures business stakeholders identify needs and requirements
  • Work closely with the Sales and Science teams to understand our Life Science domain datasets, with the goal of translating raw data into impactful business stories that help close sales deals and expand contracts
  • Liaise closely with your colleagues across Marketing, Sales, and Product teams to identify opportunities to bring more value with data science capabilities
  • Help build and grow the data science practice at BenchSci, staying up to date with skill growth/capabilities, and ensuring we are following best practices
  • Measure the impact of your work and strive to continuously improve your effectiveness
  • Be a thought-leader, continually providing input on to improve and enhance your own processes and deliverables, as well as our teams’
  • Who we're looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics or mathematics, experience with regression, econometrics and/or causal inference (we primarily work on small-medium sized data problems)
  • 3+ years experience working in a data science role—data wrangling, data cleaning (especially text), modelling
  • Proven proficiency in technical skills for data analysis, pipelines and modelling (SQL, Python, Pandas, sklearn/other ML libraries)
  • The ability to couple subject matter expertise with strong statistical skills
  • Familiarity with data visualization platforms like Google Data Studio, Matplotlib, and Seaborn
  • Great interpersonal skills, especially when communicating with non-technical teams
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; you are clear and concise, while still delivering value and impact
  • You think like a scientist—question your assumptions and strive for data-driven decisions
  • Solid work ethic and the ability to learn quickly
  • Resourceful with an adaptive attitude, willing to roll with the punches and experiment with new ideas
  • Someone who knows how to hustle, while still maintaining attention to detail
  • Bonus points for:
  • Background in Life Sciences (relevant domain knowledge for our datasets)
  • Familiarity with Google BigQuery

  • About BenchSci
    With a 50% failure rate, inappropriate antibodies waste millions of research dollars and delay novel therapies by months. BenchSci’s AI solves this problem by continuously reading biomedical papers like a PhD biologist to understand which antibodies have been successfully used in which experiments. Unlike traditional antibody search tools, BenchSci uses comprehensive data, proprietary machine learning models, sophisticated bioinformatics and ontologies, proprietary image recognition technology, and a unique interface to increase confidence in antibody selection. This reduces the cost of research and increases its impact for over 31,000 scientists at more than 3,600 academic institutions and 15 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies that trust BenchSci to guide their experiment design.
    Here at BenchSci, these are our core values:
    Focused: We focus on what will drive the greatest impact at all times.
    Advancement: We believe in continuous growth, and discovering new ways to do things better. This applies to our product and business, but also to ourselves.
    Speed: We recognize that without a sense of urgency, our team, our product and our mission lose their value.
    Tenacity: What we’re trying to do isn’t easy, but we hire the best people, and give them the autonomy, tools, and resources to succeed. The hard work is up to them.
    Transparency: We believe that sharing diverse ideas and information creates strong teams. Our success stems from research, collaboration, feedback, and trust.
    BenchSci is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment. All four of our cofounders are immigrants to Canada, as are many of our employees. We welcome your fresh perspectives and ideas.