Machine Learning Applied Scientist

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Overview

PicnicHealth is all about making medical records easy to access and using data to power the next frontier of medical research. We work directly with patients to give them the only tool anywhere that truly provides all of their medical records from any doctor or healthcare system in the US—in an easy-to-use, secure online dashboard. Not only that, but patients can choose to contribute their incredibly important data to scientific research, which helps researchers accelerate breakthroughs in care. To date we’ve helped tens of thousands of patients, partnered with some of the world’s largest biopharma companies, and raised more than $35M from Felicis Ventures, Amplify Partners, Foresite Capital, Refactor Capital, and Y Combinator.

It's an exciting time to join the PicnicHealth team - we just announced our Series B raise and are growing quickly in revenue, partnerships, and people. We 3x'd our ARR two years in a row now and on track to continue this trend, building partnerships with over a dozen Life Sciences groups, including 3 of the top 6 Biopharma firms in the US. We’re going through a period of hyper-growth - we tripled the size of the team in the last 18 months and we’re looking to at least double over the next year. We have a collaborative and engaged team culture that is mission driven and excited about the technology we’re building and real solutions we’re offering patients. 

The Opportunity

Machine learning is at the heart of our work extracting and structuring data from medical records in the real world. We ingest records in whatever format they exist -- faxes, scans, printouts, generated from EHRs, handwritten notes, imaging reports, etc. -- and convert them into validated, structured data.  Structuring is just the starting point, and enables us to to build products that improve patient/doctor communication and care decisions, or develop the next generation of data-driven life-sciences studies. 

Our Machine Learning team’s goal is to continually improve the efficiency of our human-in-the-loop pipeline for structuring medical records. To do this, we have an ambitious plan to substantially increase our ML capabilities. We are looking for Applied ML Scientists to help us succeed with this plan.

Learn more about our Engineering Team and values here.

As an ML Applied Scientist you will:

  • Scope, design, and build cutting-edge NLP models to structure messy, high-stakes medical text by drawing from the latest AI research literature
  • Collaborate with other ML scientists, engineers, and stakeholders company-wide to solve high-impact problems deployed within real-world workflows
  • Help expand a world-class ML team, shaping both technical direction and team composition as we scale

You are a great fit if you have:

  • Built custom models to solve real-world problems, drawing on a deep understanding of machine learning, wide-ranging experience with alternative approaches, and a desire to close the loop for the use case
  • Extensive experience with at least one deep learning framework (such as PyTorch or Tensorflow)
  • Strong software development fundamentals
  • An MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field

We expect all team members to be motivated to be amazing in their roles and, ultimately, to move the PicnicHealth mission forward.

Ideally you: 

  • Have 3+ years of experience in NLP and deep learning
  • Are not afraid to wrangle messy data
  • Are motivated by developing models that have business impact
  • Have lost sleep thinking about what interactions are expressible through the interaction of Query and Key values in a transformer
  • Care deeply about the inductive biases of the models you are exploring

Why join PicnicHealth?

At PicnicHealth you get to solve real problems with real solutions, great tech, and great people. 

You also get:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Comprehensive benefits including Health, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible time off
  • 401k plan
  • Parental leave
  • Free PicnicHealth account
  • Equipment and internet funds while we're working remotely during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, currently all roles are remote until at least until July 2021.

Equal Opportunity Statement

PicnicHealth is committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value a diverse and balanced team where everyone can belong. 

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Location

We are in the middle of the Mission District, close to tons of food and drink options. Plus, the office is right near the 24th St Bart Station.

An Insider's view of PicnicHealth

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is casual, focused and energized. Its not uncommon to see an engineer napping on a couch while a VP is leading a meeting a few feet away. Our "water cooler" is the snack area and there's always someone to grab lunch with. Sometimes quiet, sometimes loud, there is always the buzz of collaboration and new ideas being shared across teams.

Justin

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are focused on developing novel, transparent, ML-guided and clinically sound techniques for extracting entity-level data from medical records and synthesizing that data to the patient-level. And ensuring that all data are de-identified, regulatory grade and usable to rapidly derive a wide range of actionable clinical and commercial insights.

Dan Drozd

Head of Clinical Solutions

What are some things you learned at the company?

PicnicHealth provided a high level of autonomy which gave me a strong sense of ownership. I was able to move from a Product Designer to an interim manager role as we found someone who could lead our team, as I really enjoyed IC work. In the past 2 years I have learned about the true meaning of leadership and what it takes to be a manager.

Fatma

Product Designer

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At PicnicHealth, we use quarterly OKRs to get aligned on the outcomes that are most important for moving the business forward. Then we give team members the space and ownership to solve some of the most complex problems in health data. I am amazed by the creative solutions our team members come up with when given the ownership and space to do so.

Noga

CEO

What are some social events your company does?

We have at least one Game Night and one Happy Hour every month! Since the team is relatively small, Trivia or JackBox games can get pretty competitive. It's awesome to be able to still have that engagement with teammates, even as we onboard people remotely. Monthly happy hours also help in keeping up to date on non work related topics!

Shivani

Recruiting Coordinator

What are PicnicHealth Perks + Benefits

PicnicHealth Benefits Overview

At PicnicHealth, we offer many benefits + perks. Health, Vision, and Dental insurance, a free PicnicHealth account, 401K Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Time Off + Holidays, Parental Leave and much more!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
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