Head of Data Science

Terray Therapeutics - Pasadena, CA

Company Overview: Terray Therapeutics is a venture backed biotechnology company utilizing a novel spatially encoded screening and optimization platform to develop treatments for historically intractable causes of human disease. The Company's platform technology has the industry’s highest throughput capacity, broadest target applicability and most comprehensive data output.Our internal development programs are focused on oncology and immunology. In addition to these programs we also work with leading pharmaceutical companies.

Our platform is based on fluorescent imaging of ultra-dense microarrays such that we can measure billions of target/molecule interactions in a day, generating hundreds of millions of dose-response binding curves.

Position Summary: We are building a world class data science team that leverages our unprecedented data to identify novel therapeutics. We are looking for an experienced chemical data scientist to help build and lead this team.You will report directly to the CEO and be a core member of our leadership team.

Responsibilities: At Terray, we are generating the world’s largest data set for molecule/target binding affinity. Our data is the richest starting point for computational approaches to drug design.Specifically, our raw data is millions of fluorescent images, that, when processed, yield hundreds of millions of dose-response binding curves. These curves then provide a quantitative binding measurement between a broad number of targets and hundreds of millions of compounds.

You and your team will be responsible for all aspects of data processing and analysis, including computational chemistry, machine learning, image analysis, and database/software tool selection. Your team will work closely with our talented chemists, biologists and engineers who collect our vast data sets and will have a direct role in driving our therapeutic pipeline.

Experience and Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in chemistry, biology or related field
  • 3+ years of experience leading a high-performance team, including setting a vision, and creating a culture of effective, high-quality methods development and reducing those methods to a practical implementation
  • Extensive experience in structure-based drug design
  • Extensive experience with molecular modeling, such as virtual ligand screening, computationally-driven lead optimization, ligand-based drug design, molecular dynamics, homology modeling, quantum mechanics, cheminformatics, or ADMET/QSPR
  • Experience with state-of-the-art machine learning methods
  • Scripting and programming expertise in languages such as Python.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and job functions
  • Passion for making a difference in the world


Given the company’s size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a Head of Data Science who is thoughtful, high energy and can partner with the broader organization to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities.

She/he will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.

Part of Terray Therapeutics’ success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment comprised of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized and free to be creative.



Posted On: Thursday, September 26, 2019



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