Lead Data Scientist

Scientific/R&D San Jose, California

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bioMérieux is a pioneering force in the medical microbiology device industry. Our cutting-edge technologies have been transforming healthcare and improving patient outcomes. We are seeking a highly skilled Automation and Verification Engineer to join our dynamic team, driving robustness of hardware, software, firmware, and algorithms into systems that shape the future of medical science.


We are looking for an experienced Lead Data Scientist to play a pivotal role in our data science department. This role is designed for a seasoned professional who combines deep data science expertise with a passion for healthcare innovation. In this role, you will lead complex projects that fuse machine learning, predictive analytics, and data analysis techniques to advance our diagnostic technologies. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, product development, and clinical affairs, to implement data-driven solutions that align with our strategic objectives and regulatory standards.     

  • Innovation & Research: Stay abreast of the latest developments in data science, machine learning, and medical diagnostics. Take the initiative in finding and exploring new methodologies and technologies that can drive innovation in diagnostic solutions.
  • Data Analysis & Modeling: Lead the development and implementation of predictive models and machine learning algorithms to enhance the performance of diagnostic devices. Conduct deep data analysis to identify patterns, trends, and insights that can inform product development and clinical strategies.
  • Project Leadership: Work with the Project Managers to deliver project plans from conception to deployment, ensuring alignment with business objectives and regulatory requirements, and providing project estimates and team makeup. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate data science solutions into product development and clinical trials.
  • Reporting & Presentations: Take the lead in authoring comprehensive reports that succinctly communicate findings, trends, and insights from complex datasets. Deliver compelling presentations to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, ensuring clear understanding and actionable recommendations to guide decision-making in product development and clinical strategy.
  • Data Strategy: Provide recommendations to the data management team on the development and implementation of data strategies that ensure the scalability, security, and integrity of our data processes and architectures.
  • Mentoring & Collaboration: Mentor junior data scientists and analysts, fostering a culture of learning and innovation. Serve as a data science expert within the organization, facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration across teams.
  • Master’s or PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field.
  • Requiring a minimum of a Master’s degree +7yrs of experience or a Ph.D +5yrs of experience.
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis, predictive modeling, machine learning algorithms, and data mining techniques.
  • Expert proficiency in Python programming and software engineering principles.
  • Experienced in data transformation and creation of data visualizations using tools like MatplotLib, Seaborn, Tableau or Power BI.
  • A strong understanding of FDA regulatory standards and compliance requirements.  Prior experience with IVD systems development is a strong plus.
  • Experienced in Unit Testing preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to organize, analyze, and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to tackle complex challenges in innovative ways.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex data insights to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Comfort working in a dynamic, fast-paced, research-oriented group with several ongoing concurrent projects
  • Full fluency (verbal and written) of the English language is a must.


The estimated salary range for this role based in California is between $157,040 and $203,900 annually. This role is eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and individual performance per bioMerieux’s bonus program. This range may differ from ranges offered for similar positions elsewhere in the country given differences in cost of living. Actual compensation within this range is determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and will be presented in writing at the time of the offer.
In addition, bioMérieux offers a competitive Total Rewards package that may include:
  • A choice of medical (including prescription), dental, and vision plans providing nationwide coverage and telemedicine options
  • Company-Provided Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan including a generous non-discretionary employer contribution and employer match.
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Various voluntary benefit offerings
  • Discount programs
  • Parental leaves

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioFire Diagnostics’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).