AI Data Scientist 2 / Machine Learning Engineer

Redwood City, CA
Data Science /
Hybrid /
About N-Power Medicine
N-Power Medicine aims to establish a new paradigm in drug development by reinventing the ‘how’ and transforming clinical trials through better integration with clinical practice, ensuring broader participation by physicians and patients.  We are building an exceptional multi-disciplinary team with diverse expertise spanning healthcare, engineering, technology and regulatory, and with people who share our core value of Empowering Community through generosity, curiosity and humility.  We are working with urgency to bring better therapies to patients faster. 

NPM is looking for an exceptional AI Data Scientist 2/Machine Learning Engineer to join our dynamic team and drive innovation toextract and synthesize information from unstructured clinical notes. As an AI Data Scientist at NPM, you will play a pivotal role in leveraging AI to automate clinical tasks and ultimately improve patient outcomes. You will be responsible for developing, validating, and implementing cutting-edge machine learning algorithms, including use of Large Language Models (LLM) applied to diverse healthcare data sources, e.g. electronic medical records and to generate medical reports.

Your primary responsibilities will involve developing, testing, validating, and fine-tuning AI models to ensure their accuracy in predicting outcomes of interest. You will compare model performance using statistical metrics and demonstrate their effectiveness through rigorous statistical analysis and error estimation. You will collaborate in cross-functional teams to identify key areas where AI solutions can drive significant business benefits, all while maintaining the highest ethical standards in AI and ML. In your role, you will be heavily involved in coding prototypes and building user-friendly analytics tools. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects, stay at the forefront of AI technology, and make a meaningful impact on healthcare.

You enjoy sharing your expertise, supporting your colleagues, innovating, and committed to continuously improving. You’re good at juggling projects, setting priorities, and allocating resources. Your written and verbal communication is clear and persuasive, and you build strong, trust-based relationships with your team, peers, and customers.

*This is a hybrid on-site role, Bay Area is preferred/required.

Role Objectives and Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement novel AI machine learning algorithms in the area of Large Language Models (LLMs) and/or Computer Vision models to provide automation of clinical tasks using one or more of data domains (e.g. medical images, electronic medical records, clinical reports, etc.).
    • Collaborates with NPM’s staff across Clinical Science, Digital Health, Software Engineering, Data Science, and Informatics to detail AI model functionality and requirements to significantly increase efficiency in the areas of document control, clinical information extraction, information synthesis and clinical note preparation.
    • Understands company and client challenges and how integrating AI capabilities can help lead to solutions.
    • Builds AI models that explicitly learn from human feedback and assist humans in evaluating AI model output accuracy.
    • Codes prototypes to enable development of high-performance AI algorithms in scalable, near production ready code.
    • Collaborates with Software Engineering to move proof of concept solutions to production ready code.
    • Writes appropriate statistical design and analysis plans in the development of AI products that includes the appropriate test, validation and formulation to ensure increasing accuracy in prediction.
    • Demonstrates that algorithms meet quality and accuracy requirements through statistical analyses and error estimation.
    • Documents code and lessons learned across the software product life cycle, including key decisions, explorations, and experiments. 
    • Stays current on published state-of-the-art algorithms and competing technologies.
    • Applies safeguards and protections in line with HIPAA and applicable privacy laws and adheres to relevant compliance, quality, security, privacy, legal, and ethical standards when it comes to the use of AI.

Education, Experience, Behavioral Competencies, & Skills

    • BSc/MSc graduate in the field of engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, statistics, or relevant field of study.
    • 3+ years of relevant experience in AI data science.
    • Polyglot coder with hands-on development experience across modern programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Java, C++, …).
    • Familiarity of and documented experience with at least one deep learning framework applied in the context of LLMs or Computer Vision (e.g. PyTorch, Tensorflow, etc.). 
    • Experience and/or knowledge of the healthcare data domain in at least one of: electronic medical records (EHR/EMR), clinical imaging, clinical workflows; Electronic Data captures (EDC), and/or clinical research/trials.
    • Hands-on experience with modern, web-based compute - and storage services (e.g., AWS S3, Databricks, Google Colab, Microsoft Azure, etc.).
    • Understanding of database and data management technologies preferred - e.g., Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and PostgreSQL.
    • Familiarity with the software development life cycle (SDLC) preferred.
    • Ability to see problems and solutions from a ‘holistic’ point of view and communicate  how specific solutions bring business value.
    • Excellent ability to see the big picture while decomposing complex solutions into incremental steps.
    • Insight into how to create sustainable, reusable, and properly modular code.
    • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Generous, Curious and Humble.  

Pay Information

    • The expected salary range for this position is $128,000 and $190,000 annually. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law. N-Power Medicine (NPM) offers equity at hire as well as a discretionary annual bonus which may be available based on Company performance. This position is eligible for company benefits. 

Travel Requirements

    • 5% Travel may be required
More About Us
We are a mission driven, well -funded, rapidly growing company, eager to attract passionate professionals offering a highly attractive compensation package with a balanced and flexible work  environment,  competitive  industry  benefits  as  well  as  a  401K  plan  and other great company “perks.”

We  are  an  Equal  Opportunity  Employer  and  value  diversity  at  our  company.  We  do  not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Covid-19 Policy – The Company is committed to providing and maintaining a safe workplace, and to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, families, visitors, and the community. While vaccination remains one of the most important tools in advancing the health and safety of employees and promoting the efficiency of workplaces, we are now in a different phase of our response when these measures are no longer necessary. We currently do not have mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for our employees and contractors, as the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended. However, there are certain N-Power Medicine employees and contractors who, based on their role, will be required to continue to follow our 2021 COVID-19 vaccination and other requirements as mandated by N-Power Medicine’s partners they serve. We reserve the right to modify or amend our corporate policy at any time.

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply today! We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a team member.