Seven Bridges R&D Engineer in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey

R&D Engineer

Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey
Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey



About Seven Bridges

Seven Bridges is the biomedical data analysis company accelerating breakthroughs in genomics research for cancer, drug development and precision medicine. We democratize genomics by enabling researchers anywhere to process and understand genomic data quickly and efficiently, at any scale.

Thousands of researchers in government, biotech, pharmaceutical and academic labs use Seven Bridges, including three of the largest genomics projects in the world: U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Genomics Cloud pilot, the Million Veteran Program, and Genomics England’s 100,000 Genomes Project. As the NIH’s only commercial Trusted Partner, Seven Bridges authenticates and authorizes access to one of the world’s largest cancer genomics dataset.

Our biomedical data analysis platform will be used by the Cancer Moonshot’s Blood Profiling Atlas project, designed to accelerate the development and approval of simple, accurate, and reliable blood tests for cancer diagnosis and precision treatment.

Named one of the world's smartest companies by MIT Technology Review, Seven Bridges has offices in Cambridge, Mass., San Francisco, London, Belgrade, and Istanbul.

Job Description

The R&D engineer is expected to develop early prototypes of new bioinformatic data analysis tools. Relative to other positions on the R&D team, there is a greater emphasis on developing novel algorithmic techniques to abstract meaning from biological data sets. R&D engineers are expected to draw upon a range of computational techniques in order to extract accurate and meaningful “signal” from noisy biological data, and then implement those techniques in prototype or demonstration software products.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop new techniques for bioinformatic data analysis, with an emphasis on improved accuracy relative to existing methods

  • Implement novel bioinformatic analysis algorithms as software tools (e.g., with run-time parameters and/or other configurable options) that could be uploaded to the Seven Bridges Platform and run by another user

  • Test newly developed bioinformatics algorithms against existing techniques and methods, using a combination of real and simulated data, and refine the algorithms iteratively based upon test feedback

  • Participate in weekly team meetings and report progress on a regular basis

  • Disclose novel aspects of work to patent committee and assist in drafting patent documents when necessary

Qualifications and competencies

  • A degree in either an engineering field, mathematics, or the physical sciences. Advanced PhD or Master's degree is preferred.

  • Experience with various advanced concepts in data analysis, such as: statistical inference, machine learning, data visualization, numerical simulation, signal and image processing, Monte Carlo methods, etc.

  • Experience with software development and working with a programming language, (ideally python, java, matlab, R or C++), although not necessarily in a commercial setting, and it needn’t be the main focus of prior work

  • Be able to learn new subjects quickly and thoroughly

  • Have the ability to work as a team member and independently

  • Excellent spoken and written English.

and we also think that…

  • experience with genomics is a plus;

  • experience working with databases is a plus;

  • experience with the design and implementation of complex algorithms is a plus;

  • applied research experience is a plus.

If you would like to work with us and help us build the next generation of genomic analysis tools, please apply here.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.