Known Medicine

Finding the best treatment for cancer patients, faster

Software Engineer at Known Medicine

Salt Lake City, UT / Remote
Job Type
3+ years
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Andrea Mazzocchi
Andrea Mazzocchi

About the role

Our Mission

Known Medicine is finding the right treatment for every cancer patient and the right drug for every cancer. We run experiments at scale in our automated lab, built to enable better machine learning based predictions as we grow our dataset.

Your Role

We’re generating millions of images of patient cells responding to different cancer treatments. Each sample run allows us to better understand not just that patient’s response, but to make better inferences the next time. Our insights hinge on the quality, consistency, and quantity of samples we run, a reason why our automated lab is a cornerstone of the company. You will have a massive impact on driving our mission forward, working with biologists, data scientists, and software engineers to create the world’s biggest 3D cell culture dataset. As our first automation engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Build tools to clarify biology: empower non-technical teams to design experiments for our automated systems and distill complex biological results into actionable outcomes.

  • Enable scale: we will be running thousands of experiments every week. This means we need tools built for scale, from artifact storage to sample tracking dashboards to analysis pipelines.

  • Develop trust: the tools you build and the coding practices you use set the tone for what we can do. We are building for consistent results and tools that allow us transparency into our scientific processes.

Your Background

  • 3+ years experience in full stack software engineering

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar

  • Experience in Python with adaptability to use other programming languages

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on deadlines, collaborate well with cross-functional teams, and communicate effectively with the larger company

  • Experience designing and implementing distributed, event-driven systems

Who You’ll Join

Our 14-person team has backgrounds in bioengineering, drug discovery, tech, and clinical affairs. We are avid runners, hikers, hobbyists, human (and dog) parents, and big fans of the outdoors.

We’re building out a fully automated pipeline in our Salt Lake City, UT lab and have research collaborations with several top cancer centers to receive and process patient samples. We offer health insurance, snacks and drinks in the office, lunch provided 3x weekly, and flexible vacation/sick leave.

Why you should join Known Medicine

Known Medicine is helping oncologists pick the best treatment for cancer patients, faster. Using a patient’s own tumor sample, we are able to give oncologists insight into how their cells will respond to different treatments. We combine cutting edge high throughput biology with AI to solve the hardest problems in cancer treatment. Our founders are a biomedical engineer and an AI for drug discovery data scientist