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Director, Clinical Artificial Intelligence

Natera

Natera

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY:

Natera, a leader in personalized genetic testing and diagnostics, is seeking a Director of Clinical Artificial Intelligence (ClinAI) to lead our program developing and deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to advance the field of clinical diagnostics. This key role is centered on guiding research and development efforts aimed at improving cancer detection, treatment planning, and monitoring through cutting-edge AI solutions. The successful candidate will possess a robust blend of technical expertise in AI/ML and an understanding of its clinical applications in oncology, reproductive medicine, and organ health.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leadership and Strategic Direction:
    • Provide strategic leadership for the Clinical AI team, crafting and executing a vision for AI-driven innovations in diagnostics and therapeutics. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including translational sciences, R&D, medical affairs, program management, and software development, to design and deploy AI models that enhance diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic accuracy & efficiency.
  • Clinical Large-Language Models (LLMs):
    • Spearhead the optimization and/or creation of biological models to generate insights into disease mechanisms, predict outcomes, and enhance therapeutic design. Additionally, oversee the use of LLMs to efficiently extract critical information from electronic health records, clinical trial data, and scientific publications, enhancing the foundation for diagnostic and treatment decisions.
  • Genomic & Multi-Omics Data Analysis:
    • Direct projects that apply ML algorithms for the examination of tumor genetic data, aiming to identify critical mutations and biomarkers that inform personalized treatment approaches. Guide the integration of various "omics" data sources (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) using AI to achieve a holistic view of cancer biology, opening up new avenues for diagnostic markers and treatment targets.
  • Pathology Image Analysis:
    • Lead the development of AI algorithms to enhance digital pathology analysis, focusing on cancer cell detection, tumor grading, and heterogeneity analysis, to support accurate and detailed diagnostics.
  • Predictive Modeling & Risk Stratification:
    • Manage the creation of sophisticated models that integrate diverse data sets (clinical, imaging, molecular) to predict treatment outcomes, side effects, forecast disease progression, and optimize patient management. Lead efforts to develop algorithms for accurately stratifying patients by cancer risk, thereby optimizing screening and early detection strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related discipline, with a focus on artificial intelligence , machine learning, and statistics.
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in AI/ML research and development, particularly in oncology or healthcare applications, with a proven track record of leading projects from inception to clinical implementation.
  • Extensive knowledge of oncology clinical practices, including diagnostics, genomics, and therapeutic strategies.
  • Proficiency in AI/ML programming languages and frameworks (e.g., Python, R, TensorFlow, PyTorch, LLMs).
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, and a knack for fostering collaboration across diverse scientific and clinical teams.
The pay range is listed and actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.
Remote USA
$177,800$222,200 USD

OUR OPPORTUNITY

Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.

WHAT WE OFFER

Competitive Benefits - Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans for eligible employees and their dependents. Additionally, Natera employees and their immediate families receive free testing in addition to fertility care benefits. Other benefits include pregnancy and baby bonding leave, 401k benefits, commuter benefits and much more. We also offer a generous employee referral program!

For more information, visit www.natera.com.

Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents.

Link: https://www.natera.com/notice-of-data-collection-california-residents/

Please be advised that Natera will reach out to candidates with a @natera.com email domain ONLY. Email communications from all other domain names are not from Natera or its employees and are fraudulent. Natera does not request interviews via text messages and does not ask for personal information until a candidate has engaged with the company and has spoken to a recruiter and the hiring team. Natera takes cyber crimes seriously, and will collaborate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute any related cyber crimes.

For more information:
- BBB announcement on job scams
- FBI Cyber Crime resource page