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Bioinformatics and Machine Learning Scientist

Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd - Artificial Intelligence Research Team, based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Our R&D centre of excellence are looking for a Scientist to join our Artificial Intelligence Research Team, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a global organisation developing advanced clinical applications to transform patient care.  We strive to create technology that makes a meaningful difference to people’s lives, helping doctors to restore patients’ health and well-being.

The AI Research Team develops cutting-edge machine learning algorithms for clinical decision support, bioinformatics, and medical data analysis, used in product development at Canon Medical Systems R&D centres worldwide. You will be responsible for the creation and development of innovative algorithms and solutions to empower advanced industry-leading medical applications.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Bioinformatics and Machine Learning Scientist, who enjoys working as part of a team, with the drive to innovate and develop new skills.  An advanced degree qualification (e.g. PhD or equivalent) is expected. You will have a proven understanding and research record in applying machine learning to -omics datasets. You should have experience of working with transcriptomic, genomic, and related datasets, using a range of bioinformatics techniques, such as survival analysis, gene enrichment analysis and gene interaction networks.  Knowledge of cancer genomics and clinical aspects of cancer is highly desirable, as is familiarity with a range of bioinformatics databases – such as COSMIC, ClinVar, STRING, cBioPortal. You should have a solid foundation in both traditional and deep machine learning principals; experience with graph convolutional networks would be beneficial. We mostly code in Python with Pandas, Sklearn, PyTorch or similar, or in R with BioConductor where appropriate. An awareness of good software engineering practice is expected.  

Depending on experience, you may be expected to provide scientific guidance to the team and other groups within the company and supervise doctoral students working within the company.  Academic publication of research is encouraged.

We aim to offer an inclusive, flexible, and balanced working environment, by being an employer that cares for and respects its employees. We are part of a global family, that works closely with other development teams based in Japan and worldwide, giving the opportunity of work placements at partner sites.  As an employer, we want to provide you the right environment to allow you to develop your career, by giving you time to learn new skills and pursue your own creative projects.

Location: Initially remote (in line with government guidelines), office based in Bonnington Bond, Leith, Edinburgh

Apply now by clicking the apply button (above) and submitting your application on the Canon Careers site. Early application is encouraged. 

Location: Edinburgh, Leith, Work from Home
Salary: Competitive, depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th August 2021
Closes: 27th August 2021
Job Ref: BioMLSci_1(2)
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