Analytical Data Scientist

About Aura:

At Aura Biosciences, we are developing a new class of therapies to target and destroy cancer cells selectively, while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed – an approach we call molecular surgery. By safely eliminating cancer locally, we can treat early and transform the lives of people with a wide range of cancers that are poorly managed today.

Our lead program in ocular melanoma is designed to remove cancer cells in the back of the eye as a first-line therapy potentially long before the disease progresses and metastasizes to the liver, where it almost always is fatal. Development of a first-in-class treatment option to selectively destroy cancer cells would create the possibility of a cure in this and other cancers where the disease can be detected early.

Position Summary:
Aura is seeking an experienced Analytical Data Scientist to join their Tech Ops/Analytical team. The role will broaden and deepen the company’s capabilities in the Biologics development and application of data analysis towards process development and analytical development. The role will bring in and utilize its expertise in statistical data analysis capabilities to handle analytical data generated during upstream (fermentation) and downstream (chromatographic) process development including impurity profiles and yield for multiple unit operations, and data generated during method development, qualifications, comparability etc. Candidate must have experience in analyzing and management large data sets using Excel, SQL, JMP or similar data analysis tools. Development of automated analysis tools would be a plus.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for data analysis and reporting activities for non-clinical research and development evaluation and verification.
  • Apply visualization, analytical and data mining techniques.
  • Analyze and manage large clinical data sets using Excel, SQL, JMP or similar data analysis tools.
  • Able to examine data sets and determine the best end-to-end analysis plan to address key business questions and proactively identifies opportunities for product improvements.
  • Provide specialized functions such as algorithm development, statistical modeling, or data analysis methodology.
  • Serve as Process/analytical database manager for research and development activities within Technical Operation Function.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years in a relevant industrial setting focused on biologics development.
  • Experienced with data analysis and software programming.
  • Able to perform proficiently under up-to-date regulatory requirements.
  • Minimum Education: MS or Ph.D. in bioanalytical, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or a relevant physical or biological sciences.

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient with Statistical analysis tools.
  • Experienced in data analysis and reporting activities, with strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Capable of solving analytical problems and effectively communicating methodologies and results, to support analytical and product development.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Capable of independently driving issues to resolution.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
  • Early/late-stage clinical development experience is a plus.

Benefits and Perks:

Aura offers a great benefit package which includes:

  • Health insurance with FULL premium coverage
  • 401K with company match
  • Competitive Paid time off (PTO)
  • Company-paid short & long-term disability insurance and life insurance
  • Daily in-office lunch provided
  • Free parking

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