Lead Data Scientist

Oxford (On-site)
Software – Data Science /
Full-Time /
Join ONI and Explore the Boundaries of Scientific Discovery!

At ONI, we are driven by a profound mission: to propel scientific discovery and combat diseases by granting everyone the ability to visualize, comprehend, and share the intricate microscopic details of life. Our revolutionary Nanoimager stands at the forefront of advancing cellular studies on a molecular level, making substantial contributions to the evolution of scientific knowledge.

We dedicate ourselves to broadening the realms of human potential, and we are actively seeking an enthusiastic and devoted Data Science Lead to join our pioneering team located in Oxford. We believe in the power of relentless curiosity and the pursuit of excellence, and we invite you to join us in shaping the future of scientific exploration and healthcare breakthroughs.

In this role you will design and build modern ML analysis solutions to enable non-expert scientists to gain rapid and actionable insights using super-resolution across academic research, drug development, and diagnostics.

Your Role at ONI:

    • Design and implement ML algorithms, specialising in point-cloud and image analysis, on our cloud platform. These solutions should streamline our super-resolution workflows, making them accessible and insightful for non-expert users.
    • Maintain scientific rigour and correctness of new and existing techniques while making the user experience as fast and easy as possible. 
    • Take full ownership of the development lifecycle for key ML tools and features, from research and development to deployment and production, ensuring seamless integration into customer workflows.
    • Lead the team in adopting best practices in data science and software engineering, focusing on rapid delivery of valuable solutions without sacrificing quality.
    • Continuously update knowledge on the latest developments in ML algorithms, methodologies, and software tools, ensuring our solutions remain at the forefront of technological advancements.
    • Effectively communicate and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including software engineering, product management, bioware, chemistry, and hardware ensuring seamless integration and alignment of goals across all departments.
    • Provide strong leadership to a team of data scientists, fostering a collaborative work environment.
    • Mentor and guide team members in developing their skills and achieving professional growth.
    • Oversee end-to-end execution of data science projects, from problem definition to model deployment.

Essential skills and qualifications:

    • Proven experience in developing and deploying image or point-based ML-driven products from inception to completion.
    • Familiarity with MLOps / DevOps best-practices.
    • High level of professional Python programming skills.
    • Strength in ML frameworks and tools.
    • Familiarity with cloud-based ML deployment and training.
    • Familiarity with ML software engineering and data best practices.
    • Proven experience leading and managing a team of data scientists or analysts.

Desired skills and qualifications:

    • Background in ML-based segmentation for imaging.
    • Experience in fluorescence microscopy analysis methods.
    • Proficiency in standard image processing techniques.
    • Familiarity with cloud-based ML deployment and training.
    • Knowledge of image processing in microscopy.
At ONI, we understand that a fulfilling career involves more than just challenging work - it's about enjoying a well-rounded experience. When you become a part of our team, you not only contribute to groundbreaking research but also enjoy a range of benefits designed to enhance your life both inside and outside the workplace. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we prioritize fairness and respect, ensuring every team member thrives regardless of their background. But that's not all - our perks include:

Competitive Compensation We recognize and reward your talent. Enjoy a competitive salary that reflects your expertise and contributions, ensuring your hard work is recognized.
28 days of annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and 4 dedicated wellbeing days.
Free Daily Lunches: Relish nutritious meals, courtesy of ONI, making your workdays delightful.
Onsite Gym Facilities: Stay active and energized with our convenient onsite gym, promoting your overall health.
Private Healthcare and Dental Coverage: Your health matters to us. Access top-notch medical and dental services, ensuring your well-being is in good hands.
Inclusive Culture: Be a valued member of our diverse, inclusive family. Your unique perspective is celebrated here, fostering a culture of mutual respect and understanding.
Cycle To Work Scheme: Embrace a sustainable commute with our cycle to work program, promoting eco-friendly travel and a healthy lifestyle.
Health Assured: Your mental health is essential. Access our comprehensive mental health support services for a balanced work-life experience.
People’s Pension: Secure your future with our pension scheme, investing in your financial well-being beyond the workplace.
Perks at Work: Enjoy exclusive discounts and deals through our perks at work program, adding value to your everyday life.
Specsavers Eyecare: Your vision matters. Benefit from our eyecare program with Specsavers, ensuring your eyes stay healthy and your vision clear.

If you are driven by innovation, eager to make a significant impact in the realm of scientific and medical research, and possess the skills and passion we are looking for, we invite you to apply and be a part of our mission to improve our understanding of the details of life.