ProCogia Overview

At ProCogia we’re passionate about developing data-driven solutions that provide highly informed answers to our clients’ most critical challenges. Our projects are varied, from Data Warehouse builds, deploying Cloud Data Solutions, Dashboarding, & building predictive models.

We work with industry leading clients from various sectors including Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Technology, Financial Services & Retail. Our work environment ensures opportunities to gain valuable experience in various industries enhancing your personal & career development.

ProCogia has doubled in size over the last two years & core to ProCogia’s culture is ensuring we maintain a balanced male to female ratio. Our diversity, and differences allow us to create innovative and effective solutions for our clients.

Job Description

We are looking for a creative Software Engineer/ Bioinformatics Consultant to join a development team that is building the next generation of single-cell image-based screening analysis tools. The software integrates data from optical pooled screens, spatial transcriptomics, and microscopy to identify cellular features of interest. This candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and optimization of core software functionality, including machine learning-based feature classification, diagnostics, quality control, and data analysis, while contributing to the development of a novel software framework for single-cell assays. 

Responsibilities

The Bioinformatics Consultant has the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Develop algorithms and modules to extract features from raw images obtained from optical pooled screens, spatial transcriptomics, or high-resolution microscopy assays
  • Develop image processing modules for denoising, feature detection, cell segmentation, phenotype extraction
  • Develop tools for image-based assays and optical pooled screens
  • Create, debug, maintain tools as part of a unified framework for single cell image-based assays
  • Engage with collaborators from various disciplines to solve challenging problems faced in single cell image analysis
  • Communicate effectively with collaborators to share project methodology and results

The ProCogia Mission 

ProCogia aims to empower organizations to achieve sustainable advantage through data.

We enable our customers to make intelligent and agile decisions through strategically tailored data solutions. We attract, develop and retain diverse, motivated and collaborative team players who love what they do.

Our Values

TRUST We build trust in all of our relationships, internally and externally

GROWTH We believe in life-long learning; both personally and professionally

INNOVATION Our technology-agnostic & innovative approach enables cutting-edge data solutions

EXCELLENCE We are committed to delivering excellence in everything we do

Requirements

The Bioinformatics Consultant should have the following skills, education and experience:

Required Skills

    • 3+ years of experience developing or applying Python-based image analysis or computer vision processes
    • Experience with scipy, scikit-image, TensorFlow, Pytorch, xarray and OME-Zarr for computer vision applications
    • Familiarity with machine learning/deep learning tools in Python
    • Experience developing bioinformatics pipelines and/or packages an asset
    • Familiarity with command-line tools and git
    • Familiarity with cell segmentation tools (cellprofiler, cellpose, stardist)
    • Knowledge of complexities involved with multi-modal, multi-dimensional single cell or image-based biological assays
    • Knowledge of memory/disk efficient file formats and processes for big datasets
    • Understanding of biological concepts
    • Knowledge of NGS workflow tools such as Snakemake, Redun, WDL and Open Microscopy Environment tools (OME, OMERO)
    • Excellent communication skills to share and explain complex concepts and processes to various stakeholders

Education

    • MS or PhD in Bioinformatics or Computer Science

Experience

    • An experienced professional will have at least 3 years of professional experience in a data related role with a Masters Degree.

E-mail resume at: Swati@procogia.com

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ProCogia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workspace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.