Data Scientist, Evaluation

BenevolentAI, founded in 2013, creates and applies AI technologies to transform the way medicines are discovered and developed. BenevolentAI seeks to improve patient’s lives by applying technology designed to generate better data decision making and in doing so lower drug development costs, decrease failure rates and increase the speed at which medicines are generated. The company has developed the Benevolent Platform™ - a discovery platform used by BenevolentAI scientists to find new ways to treat disease and personalise drugs to patients.

BenevolentAI is HQ’d in London with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and further offices in New York and Antwerp. BenevolentAI has active R&D drug programmes from discovery to PhaseIIb in disease areas such as ALS, Parkinson’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Sarcopenia.

The role

As a Data Scientist with direct experience in the life sciences, you will play a critical role in defining and measuring our scientific impact on the drug discovery process.

You will apply your skills to rigorously understand and evaluate the quality of our data and algorithms, sometimes using visualisation. You will work in cross-functional teams, at the interface between our internal users investigating the biology of disease, and our engineering and AI teams building technology.

You will contribute to developing powerful products for discovering therapies for some of the thousands of diseases that have no treatment today. We are excited for you to come meet the challenge! 

Primary responsibilities

  • Identify and define key performance indicators of our products, solutions, and pipelines, specifically in our precision medicine area.

  • Develop evaluation protocols and frameworks, such as drug program-level evaluation.

  • Work with other functions to establish appropriate data quality controls, benchmarks, and meaningful model performance metrics.

  • Implement the computation and visualisation of performance metrics.

  • Engineer solutions in the context of well-maintained and well-documented code bases

  • Work directly with users (biologists and chemists) and stakeholders to understand their needs, iterate on solutions and communicate outcomes

We’re looking for someone with...

  • BA or MS in relevant fields, such as Data Science, Computer Science, SystemsBiology, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, or Computational Biology/Chemistry

  • Industry experience as a data scientist (2 years preferred)

  • Skilled in Python (specifically, the data scientist toolkit including pandas, matplotlib,seaborn/plotly, Jupyter notebook)

  • Good software engineering practices

  • Experience applying statistical frameworks to assess product or model performance

  • Good scientific understanding of molecular biology and genomics

  • Highly motivated to contribute to our mission

  • Team oriented, able to thrive in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Excellent communicator, especially when it comes to colleagues from other specialties

  • Pluses: data visualisation expertise, user research experience, strategic planning skills, experience developing APIs, product experience, experience in drug discovery research or the industry.

Who are we?

We have assembled a diverse, exceptionally talented and spirited team to tackle the most pressing and challenging problems at the intersection of artificial intelligence and drug discovery. We bring our ideas and passion for new technology and medicine discover to life by questioning traditional scientific dogmas.

Our core values reflect who we are and how we work and they are so important to achieve our mission: Bring better medicine to patients faster.

Put patients first. Drive to delivery. Break boundaries. Own the solution.

Find out more

About BenevolentAI

BenevolentAI, founded in 2013, is an advanced technology company focused on accelerating the journey from data to medicines. It is the world’s only technology company with end-to-end capability from early discovery to late stage clinical development. The company is HQ’d in London with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and further offices in New York and Belgium.

The ‘Benevolent Platform’ is a unique machine intelligence technology system built to mine new knowledge from vast quantities of biomedical data, propose treatments and design drugs to enable its world leading scientists to bring new treatments to patients faster.

We are working on applying tech to real problems, and see real outcomes and the fruits of our labour by working on a meaningful mission. We do our job ‘Because it matters’ and live by the philosophy that unconventional thinking together with purposeful technology can have an impact on humanity.

The working environment is agile and we work in cross functional teams. We encourage a culture of learning, developing and challenging the status quo to foster dynamic, entrepreneurial behaviours, innovation and a ‘fail fast’ mentality.

Alongside all of this we can offer excellent benefits (learn more at, a global reach and the ability to work with the best talent in the industry.

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