Lead Computational Biologist

DeepLife is hiring!


DeepLife is an early stage startup founded in 2019 by Jonathan Baptista and Jean-Baptiste Morlot, backed by international investors, developing the first SaaS platform for cellular engineering.

While we are able to design and build incredibly complex mechanical engines, engineering biological systems, such as cells, remains a challenge. However, recent technological improvements, notably in biochemistry, recently enabled the construction of databases with millions of quantitative cell activity measures, covering multiple diseases.

The DeepLife team develops a SaaS platform combining state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms on multi-omics sequencing data, public and private cell atlases, and proprietary deep learning-based cell engineering tools. Our goal is to supplement in vitro testing with in silico simulations, and rapidly discover molecular triggers to efficiently engineer cell behavior.

We are working closely with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to accelerate their drug discovery processes. We are also collaborating actively with the academic community by publishing papers and providing open access to our platform’s features and data.

Job Description

As Lead Computation Biologist, you will:

  • Manage a growing team of computational biologists
  • Develop a fast and scalable machine learning framework for single cell analysis
  • Be in charge of the data strategy
  • Address multiple cutting-edge use cases in biology
  • Work closely with the deep learning team on the cell engineering project
  • Work closely with clients and academic community to design the best user experience
  • Publish and participate to academic conferences
  • Report directly to the CEO and CTO
  • Be part of the core team of a growing startup

Preferred Experience


  • PhD or post-doc in computational biology
  • Strong background in single cell data with expertise on at least one omic
  • Strong background in machine learning
  • Skills in software engineering: Producing, testing, review and debugging code
  • Skills in writing academic articles
  • Confortable with networking and communicating ideas

Nice to have:

  • Experience in directing software development projects
  • Skills in UI/UX
  • Be AI and biology enthusiast

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 01 February 2021
  • Location: Paris, France (75013)
  • Education Level: PhD and more
  • Experience: > 3 years
  • Possible partial remote