Career | Software Engineer, Data Science | Korro Bio

Software Engineer, Data Science

Korro Bio

Cambridge, MA, US

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Therapeutics
  • Post Date: 12/04/2022
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  • Company Address: One Kendall Square, Building 600-700, Suite 6-401, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, US

About Korro Bio

Korro Bio was founded to turn extraordinary scientific insights into life-altering new treatments for patients. We harness the body’s natural RNA editing machinery to make precise, single-base RNA edits to modulate protein function, addressing the medical needs of patients. Our mission is to rewrite the future for patients living with debilitating disease by repairing the underlying genetic cause.

Job Description

Company Summary:  Korro Bio is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of a new class of precision genetic medicines utilizing our propriety RNA editing platform, OPERA. Our portfolio of innovative RNA therapies has the potential to propel genetic medicine beyond rare genetic diseases into larger patient populations with common diseases. Korro enjoys support from a committed group of institutional investors, and recently completed a $116 million Series B financing round to advance our current and future work. We are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
We are collaborative and united by a common mission.  We are building a company with extraordinary people with an audacious vision to create transformative genetic medicines for prevalent diseases.  Our values - Rewrite the future, On the Cutting Edge, Better Together, Dynamically Different, Kindness and Integrity form the fabric of the organization.  They are reinforced daily and serve as key dimensions in the hiring process to help us ensure that Korro is a magnet for outstanding talent and a great place to work.
Position Summary:  Korro Bio is seeking a passionate and creative Software Engineer to join our Data Science group and work with an enthusiastic team of highly skilled scientists in a dynamic, high growth company. Reporting to the VP of Data Science, the successful candidate will have a strong background in software design, data integration, data visualization, and research app development and management. This role will be responsible for building out and scaling up our computational / machine learning analysis capabilities and creating an app ecosystem to help our scientists build the future of oligonucleotide therapeutics.
Key Responsibilities: 
Design and development (mixed individual contribution + lead) of the ecosystem of apps, computational tools, and scripts that span (and link) the technology platform developed by Korro Bio.
Design and development (mixed individual contribution + lead) of end-to-end relational data structure tying together various data collected in the company, from the registry of oligonucleotides, all the way to formulations and experiments recorded with these compounds.
Write tools to aid the effort to standardize data capturing across the organization. Create informatics tools to help with design of oligonucleotides that are described by standardized syntax such as HELM.
Partnering with the IT group to build and manage a computational environment for ML and bioinformatics analyses carried out within the DS group.
Working with bioinformaticians to automate bioinformatics/genomics analysis and data capturing, and relating data to designs, batches, formulations, and experiments.
Working with the machine learning group to productionalize ML models and deploy them across apps used by various groups within the organization.
Collaborate on project teams and clearly articulate to team members what the different apps/designs are, how they will advance goals, and what stage they are at in the discovery process.
Required Qualifications:
BS or advanced degree in CS (or a related technical/scientific field), including at least 5 years in an industrial setting
Proficiency in the use of data science related programming languages such as Python or R
Familiarity with full stack development concepts and methods; including framework(s) (like Django, Flask), as well as front end / JavaScript
Proficiency with on-prem as well as cloud (mostly AWS, optionally Google Cloud or Azure) Linux server setup and administration
Proficiency with structured data manipulation; relational databases, SQL
Ability to present concepts and data to varied audiences that help drive decision-making
Other Knowledge, Experience or Skills recommended: 
Optional experience with / working knowledge of biology and/or chemistry (in a drug discovery setting)
Optional experience with ELN (such as Benchling), LIMS, or other related informatics platforms
Ability to operate objectively and independently as a leader and as a member of a team.
Excellent written and communication skills to a variety of levels/teams- internally and externally.
Detail-oriented, with good organizational, prioritization, and time management proficiencies.
Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Benefits:  Korro offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, a dependent care flexible spending account and a Company-funded health savings account and free parking.

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