Director, Artificial Intelligence

Complete Genomics Inc.
Job Location
Mountain View, CA 94043
Job Description

Job Title: Director, Artificial Intelligence

Reports To: Deputy Director, BGI Research

Department: Research

Job Summary
Complete Genomics is looking for an exceptional expert and leader for a Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI) position. This individual will lead the AI team that is responsible for designing and developing an AI based system for a large scale biological database to analyze and interpret the data, conduct self-learning, and generate advanced knowledge. This position will also lead a group of bioinformatics scientists, mathematicians, and computer scientists primarily in China to assist the development and application of methods and tools for genome sequence assembly and analysis. The ideal candidate should possess an advanced understanding of artificial intelligence, have superior leadership and cross-functional communication skills, and manage complex projects and influence multi-disciplinary teams.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Recruit, retain, and develop high quality Artificial Intelligence (AI) staff. Manage performance of direct reports and in-direct reports.
Provide scientific, technical, and organizational leadership for the Artificial Intelligence group in support of large scale biological database goals, including analyzing, searching, and virtualization of this dataset.
Lead the team to develop novel tools (especially AI based tools) to analyze large scale biological data.
Guide funding applications, patent applications, and scientific research. Present research results at academic conferences.
Explore future directions of AI research.
Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, or Natural Language Processing
At least 10+ years of related experience required and 5+ years of management experience preferred
Deep knowledge and experience in artificial intelligence research
Strong theoretical computer background
Strong algorithmic background and multithreading/processing/MPI
Experience with developing algorithm/software for dealing with biological data
Experience with cloud architectures (e.g. Hadoop, Accumulo) is a plus
Experience with scientific activity, such as involved with publications, conferences, etc.
Understanding or have background experience with high performance computing
Experience with manipulating and analyzing very large data sets a plus. Software skills appropriate for this analysis (shell scripting, Perl/Python, C/C++, SQL, etc.)
Experience and background with signal processing is a plus
Familiarity with common statistical and data mining techniques used in analyzing biological data a plus
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think creatively
Energetic and motivated self-starter with an ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
Work in a team environment and influence cross-functional teams
Excellent analytical and problem solving as well as communication and presentation skills
Other Requirements
Fluent communication skills in English and Mandarin required
Travel at 50%+ between China and U.S

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About Our Organization

Complete Genomics is a leader in accurate whole human genomic sequencing based in Mountain View, California. Our vision is to provide clinicians the genetic information needed to improve human health through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic diseases. Complete Genomics is focused on building a new generation of high-throughput sequencing technology and developing new and exciting research, clinical and consumer applications.

In March 2013, Complete Genomics was acquired by BGI-Shenzhen, the world’s largest genomics services company that provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for commercial science, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting collaborative projects globally with leading research institutions.

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