Calico (Calico Life Sciences LLC) is an Alphabet-founded research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies and model systems to increase our understanding of the biology that controls human aging. Calico will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives.
Calico is seeking a machine learning scientist to design, develop, and productionize machine learning algorithms and software tools to model macromolecule sequences and structures. This person will work with a team of dedicated experimental biologists to design experiments to test, and iteratively refine machine learning predictions.
The ideal candidate should be familiar with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques, including, for example, language/sequence modeling, representation learning, generative models, and self-supervised learning techniques. Candidates should have experience implementing, extending, and debugging state of the art machine learning models, and have expertise in designing and building robust data infrastructure and tools. Candidates will need to be autonomous in learning and applying the latest methods from deep learning literature. Candidates must demonstrate a strong ability to communicate ideas and results through publications and presentations and be able to work cross-functionally to execute on complex projects.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computational Biology, or related technical field, plus 2+ years industry experience OR M.S. in Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related technical field, plus 4+ years industry experience
Experience in applying deep learning to model biological sequences and structures
Expert in TensorFlow, PyTorch, and/or JAX
Strong software engineering skills and substantial expertise in Python
Track record of outstanding communication and collaboration in a cross-functional environment
Strong analytical and quantitative skill
Nice to have:
Domain expertise in computational biology, biochemistry or structural biology
Public recognition in the field, e.g. via scientific publications or success in computer vision competitions
Prior experience working with biologists
Calico requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Calico will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations