Data Scientist – Natural Language Processing

Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

At BioSymetrics, our mission is to develop leading Machine Learning technology to serve customers and corporate partners in healthcare, life sciences, biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, and precision medicine industries. Our team, which has grown steadily since our founding in 2016, is based in New York, Boston, and Toronto. Our solutions and services are focused on the analytics of complex biomedical data, and the development of platform technologies for advanced, large-scale predictive analytics.

Our company is made up of talented people who believe in teamwork and making a difference. Since our founding, we have developed and launched Augusta™, which is a machine learning and predictive modeling platform for massive and complex data in biomedicine. We have deployed this technology with clients in healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sectors.

Opportunity:  We are seeking a Data Scientist to join our Toronto team, focusing specifically on the analysis of biomedical text, such as clinical notes, requisition forms, and academic literature.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Expert knowledge of methods for natural language processing in the medical or pharmaceutical space
  • PhD degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) a plus
  • Knowledge of tools, concepts, and methodologies of analytics and machine learning a plus
  • Advanced skills in Python
  • Experience in dealing with high dimensional data (e.g. data fusion, feature transformation, feature selection)
  • Experience with software development lifecycle tools and approaches (e.g. version control, automated testing, pull request submission and review, Agile methodologies).
  • Proven collaborative skills in a diverse team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Can participate in occasional travel (primarily Boston, New York, & San Francisco)
  • Excellent time management, organizational, problem-solving, and analytic skills

We invite you to join us in building our company, and team. We offer great perks and benefits for our staff, including:

  • Competitive base salary and stock options
  • Engaging and productive team culture
  • Focused, collegial, hard-working and talented co-workers

Please send your cover letter and resume to