Chief Data Scientist
Company: Gryphon Scientific
Location: Takoma Park
Posted on: February 26, 2021
Takoma Park, Maryland, United States Full time CDS-21 Gryphon
Scientific is a 50-person research organization with a unique focus
on physical and life sciences, public health, and emergency
management. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of
populations world-wide. Our projects drive policy changes in
security, preparedness, and science policy at the highest levels of
the US government. Abroad, we engage with international
stakeholders to strengthen the capabilities of developing countries
to address public health and security challenges. The energy of our
small business environment, as well as our commitment to technical
excellence and advanced analytic approaches, attract staff with the
highest qualifications. Gryphon strongly encourages collaboration
throughout the company, between junior and senior staff and across
disciplines. Personal and professional development are actively
supported. Gryphon boasts a laid-back workplace, a comprehensive
employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life
balance, which has resulted in excellent employee retention. We are
growing and looking for new staff members to join the Gryphon team.
Job Description Gryphon Scientific is seeking a mentor and senior
scientist in data science with a particular focus on AI and machine
learning technologies. We are a small (50 person), highly
specialized company that is looking for both strategic guidance and
hands-on effort to build our capabilities in AI/ML. With skills in
statistics and programming and knowledge of data science and
software engineering, the leader we seek will be passionate about
AI and current with the latest developments in the field.
Candidates will have a PhD with a focus on machine learning (ML) or
adjacent fields including computer science, physics, life science
analytics, statistics/mathematics, or an engineering discipline; a
minimum of ten years' experience in a government or business
environment; and a record of successful applications and
publications in AI/ML. Requirements Responsibilities
- Ability and desire to be a successful technical lead on
proposals and projects that increase the scope and/or scale of
AI/ML work at Gryphon. Provide leadership, technical direction, and
creative analytic plans for successful business development efforts
primarily in the federal government sector. We are especially
interested in developing new areas of work that will complement our
- Serve as a coach and mentor to our analytic team of four
scientists (with advanced education and experience in statistics,
bioengineering, and computational biology) and two analysts with
statistics and programming expertise; help this team improve their
current work and push the boundaries of their technical skills into
- Serve as a Principal Investigator leading technically
challenging analytic tasks and projects that involve developing and
implementing ML algorithms and tools to address problems in public
health, epidemiology, biostatistics and bioinformatics.
- As new projects ramp up, assist in identifying gaps in our
current skill mix and fostering those skills in our existing staff
or supporting the recruitment of new members of our analytic team.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
- PhD with a focus on machine learning (ML) or adjacent fields
including computer science, physics, life science analytics,
statistics/mathematics, or an engineering discipline.
- A minimum of 10 years' experience in a government or business
- A record of successful applications and publications in
- Willingness to re-locate to the greater Washington, DC area is
preferred, but not required. Required Skills:
- Knowledge of the government contracting environment and
demonstrated experience developing and leading government-sponsored
research involving AI/ML.
- Preferred but not essential is domain expertise relevant to
Gryphon's work in public health, epidemiology, or life science
analytics including biostatistics and bioinformatics.
- More important than domain expertise is experience using
cutting edge methods in data science.
- Significant experience visualizing and manipulating big data
sets and expertise supervising programming teams.
- An active security clearance or ability to obtain such is
preferred but not essential. Why Consider Gryphon Scientific?
- Gryphon offers a competitive benefits package including 401(k),
fully subsidized employee health insurance, and performance and
- Gryphon Scientific is a place that actively encourages
intellectual engagement and provides analytical challenges on a
wide range of projects.
- Gryphon Scientific boasts a friendly, laid-back work
environment. The dress code is casual. Gryphon employees often take
afternoon walks to the local ice cream or coffee shop.
- Mentorship is taken seriously at Gryphon Scientific. There is
an open-door policy for all staff, meaning you can ask for advice
from any staff member, from the owner of the company to your
manager to junior staff.
- Work-life balance and a pleasant work environment are a
priority. All staff work in offices; there is not a cubicle in
- We encourage all senior staff to participate in business
development efforts and the company supports senior staff pursuing
work in their areas of interest.
- Gryphon supports professional development including tuition
reimbursement, conference attendance and career specific training.
Gryphon Scientific does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,
color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability,
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of
employment opportunities and benefits.
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