Scientist, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology CODA Biotherapeutics CODA Biotherapeutics

Scientist, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

CODA Biotherapeutics ( is an early-stage venture-backed biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, California. Our chemogenetics platform aims to treat neurological indications through modulation of specific target cell activity utilizing engineered ligand gated ion-channels delivered via gene therapy. The engineered ligand-gated ion channels are designed to interact with defined small molecule therapeutics and act as a switch to activate or inactivate specific neuronal populations as a means for treating neurological diseases.

We are looking for a candidate for the role of Scientist: Bioinformatics & Computational Biology. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in applying data science techniques to one-of-a-kind biological datasets in pursuit of new therapies for patients. We invite applications both from dry-lab scientists and from wet-lab scientists with substantial quantitative experience.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain end-to-end software pipelines for acquiring, warehousing, modeling, and visualizing data from a diverse array of biological assays including: flow cytometry, IHC imaging, intracellular and extracellular electrophysiology, imaging via genetically-encoded sensors, and behavioral assays
  • Analyze, model, and interpret data in collaboration with wet scientists
  • Provide guidance on experiment/assay design
  • Build and maintain cloud infrastructure for data pipelines and storage
  • Create documentation and implement best practices for reproducible research

Required Experience:

  • PhD (or equivalent experience) in computational biology, bioinformatics, neuroscience, biophysics, protein biochemistry, or another relevant field
  • Proficiency in scientific programming (Python experience strongly preferred)

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience applying statistical modeling and machine learning to biological data
  • Experience with data-engineering tools e.g. SQL, Docker, cloud-computing resources (AWS preferred)
  • Domain knowledge in any of the following areas: image analysis, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, chemogenetics, ion channels & electrophysiology, gene therapy, QSAR modeling of protein-ligand interactions


  • Independent thinker who is willing and able to quickly learn new skills and tools
  • Meticulous & detail-oriented; committed to reproducible science and software practices
  • Embraces the lean start-up mentality and never says or enjoys hearing “that’s not my job”

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: commensurate with role and experience

CODA Biotherapeutics, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, generous paid time off and much more.

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