We are looking for a Scientist I, Ontologies to join our team. The primary function of this role is to contribute to the scientific accuracy of the BenchSci platform by curating and maintaining the underlying experimental ontologies. You will report directly to the Bioinformatics Science Lead, and work with your colleagues in Science and across the organization with teams in Product & Engineering, collaborating on projects that provide impact to the work of our scientific community, and life science research.

You Will:

    • Help with the development, update, and maintenance of BenchSci’s experimental ontologies
    • Participate in initiatives that use BencSci’s ontology data to provide the greatest value to users
    • Support the evaluation and preparation of data for new projects as the need arises
    • Help with regular audits of experimental data on the platform to improve data accuracy
    • Help with data analysis projects, including customer-facing data analysis projects
    • Improve platform features and future company direction by providing insights as a scientific user

You Have:

    • A minimum of an MSc in life sciences or a related field
    • Knowledge of molecular/cell biology and genetics
    • Proficient in data processing and wrangling tools such as Python, SQL, and Excel.
    • Solid knowledge in using major scientific and medical ontologies, including MeSH, DrugBank, CHEMBL, Gene-Ontology
    • Knowledge and/or bench experience in experimental biology research techniques, including:
    • Immunological methods (in vitro, cell-based and analytical)
    • Genetics (cloning, CRISPR, NGS, PCR)
    • Analytical Biology (pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, LC/MS, SPR)
    • In vivo studies (cell cultures, animal models)
    • Microbiology (cloning, microscopy, strain analysis)
Benefits and Perks: 
An engaging remote-first culture
A great compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
15 days vacation plus an additional day every year; plus company closures for 15 more days throughout the year
Unlimited flex time for sick days, personal days, religious holidays
Comprehensive health and dental benefits Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD* for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services
A $2000 CAD* Annual Learning & Development budget
A $1000 CAD*  home office set-up budget
A $2500 CAD*wellness, lifestyle and productivity spending account for employees
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
*Benefits are tied to Canadian dollar amounts and would be converted to local currency for those in other countries. Moving to local currency allotments in the future.
About BenchSci:
BenchSci’s vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world’s most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.
Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google’s AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We’re a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.
Our Culture:
BenchSci relentlessly builds on its strong foundation of culture. We put team members first, knowing that they’re the organization’s beating heart. We invest as much in our people as our products. Our culture fosters transparency, collaboration, and continuous learning.
We value each other’s differences and always look for opportunities to embed equity into the fabric of our work. We foster diversity, autonomy, and personal growth, and provide resources to support motivated self-leaders in continuous improvement.
You will work with high-impact, highly skilled, and intelligent experts motivated to drive impact and fulfill a meaningful mission. We empower you to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and thrive. Here you will be challenged to stretch yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible.  Learn more about our culture.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey.  Learn more about our DEI initiatives.
Accessibility Accommodations: Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please reach out to talent@benchsci.com.