Valo Health is hiring a

Senior Data Scientist, Real World Evidence

Job Title:  Senior Data Scientist, Real World Evidence 

About Us

Valo Health is a 100+ people Boston based privately held company founded in 2019 by David Berry, a General Partner at Flagship Pioneering who has founded over 30 companies, including Indigo Agriculture, which is valued at ~$3 billion. Valo is one of the newest companies conceived and launched at Flagship Labs, which has created over a hundred successful companies, including Denali Therapeutics and Moderna. Valo recently raised a $300 million Series B led by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. The Series B and our work on cancer and neurodegenerative therapeutics has recently been highlighted in Forbes. We’re growing rapidly as we take on new challenges

About the Role...

As a Data Scientist, Real World Data, you will be a core member of a team of data scientists and engineers building a powerful computational platform for advancing the research and development of new medicines. You will develop solutions to challenging computational problems and work with a diverse array of data spanning electronic medical records, computational chemistry, biology, imaging, text notes, clinical trials, and data from our own labs.  Successful candidates will work with a diverse set of scientists, entrepreneurs, and domain experts in ways that cut across traditional industry boundaries in a fast-paced startup environment




What You’ll Do…

  • Work as part of (and lead) teams of world-class data scientists and engineers developing and deploying robust, generalizable solutions to core scientific problems
  • Be comfortable with scientific risk - many of the challenges we’re trying to address don’t have known solutions. 
  • Use your technical knowledge and intuition to articulate and break down large problems into solvable pieces. Time is limited, you’ll need to prioritize which problems are critical-path today from those that can wait.
  • Collaborate with clinical and pre-clinical groups to help ensure the relevance and impact of the models developed by you and your team
  • Be a dynamic and active team member, championing and adopting shared coding standards, participating in code review, and providing regular updates of your work and input into the work of your colleagues

What You Bring…

  • MS or PhD in a medically-related field (medicine, public health, health economics, biostatistics) with a quantitative focus or in in a quantitative field (computer science, statistics) with experience working on observational medical data
  • Experience across multiple programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, Julia
  • Extensive experience with causal statistical analysis and machine learning pertaining to observational studies, including potential outcome models, counterfactual regression, covariate adjustment, instrumental variables, traditional epidemiological tools, etc.
  • Experience working with large scale databases of observational patient data
  • Experience with modern machine learning techniques pertaining to patient representation learning is a plus
  • Experience with popular analytical tools such as Pandas, Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Jupyter, or spark.ml
  • Familiarity with or exposure to traditional drug discovery and development processes and approaches is a plus
  • Practical experience cleaning, filtering, harmonizing real world patient data is a plus
  • Knowledge of computer science concepts pertaining to algorithmic complexity and distributed/parallel computing is a plus
  • A user-oriented, product mindset and familiarity with agile development practices a plus

More on Valo

Valo Health is a 100+ people Boston based privately held company founded in 2019 by David Berry, a General Partner at Flagship Pioneering who has founded over 30 companies, including Indigo Agriculture, which is valued at ~$3 billion. Valo is one of the newest companies conceived and launched at Flagship Labs, which has created over a hundred successful companies, including Denali Therapeutics and Moderna. Valo recently raised a $300 million Series B led by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. The Series B and our work on cancer and neurodegenerative therapeutics has recently been highlighted in Forbes. We’re growing rapidly as we take on new challenges.

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