Position Description: Empirico, an early-stage biotechnology company, is looking for a director-level computational geneticist experienced in analyzing and interpreting large scale human genetics data for the purpose of therapeutic target discovery. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly-motivated, creative scientist to be a vital member of a team of experts dedicated to identifying new disease targets and translating those insights into therapeutic programs.
Your responsibilities will include using human genetics data to identify new therapeutic targets in order to advance Empirico’s drug discovery and development pipeline. You will be expected to:
Work with a multidisciplinary team consisting of human geneticists, bioinformaticians and software engineers to lead the design, execution, and interpretation of in silico human genetic studies
Discover novel genetic associations with human diseases using Empirico’s world-leading target discovery platform
Provide genetic intelligence on therapeutic targets of interest for external collaborators
Create and deliver expert-level presentations that clearly communicate genetic discoveries and stories to colleagues, collaborators and investors
Translate findings from genetic studies into therapeutic hypotheses and contribute to decisions around therapeutic modality and targeting strategies
Collaborate with biologists and chemists on the design of in vitro and in vivo experiments to validate therapeutic hypotheses that are motivated by human genetics findings
Provide novel ideas and critical thinking for the continued development and improvement of Empirico’s target discovery platform
Survey the latest developments in the broader genetics community and incorporate relevant approaches and findings into internal studies
This position requires an MD or PhD with at least 4-6 years of postgraduate experience in human genetics research with a translational focus. Pay and title commensurate with experience
Core background MUST be in computational genetics; this position is NOT for scientists with a primarily wet-lab background
A firm understanding of the principles of statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology
Demonstrated ability to design, lead and interpret human genetics studies and to discern therapeutic hypotheses
Familiarity with the design of functional studies to understand the mechanistic basis for genetic associations
Applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.
About Empirico Inc.
Empirico is a venture-backed, next-generation therapeutics company founded on utilizing huge biological datasets, human genetics and programmable biology to power novel target discovery and development. Empirico’s Precision Insights Platform was purpose-built for therapeutic discovery and leverages a world-leading dataset and advanced algorithmic approaches to identify and prioritize therapeutic targets with a high probability of translational success. High priority therapeutic targets are experimentally validated in-house prior to progressing through pre-clinical development with the most optimal therapeutic modality. Empirico is headquartered in San Diego, CA with laboratories in Madison, WI.