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We believe that innovative technology can transform the way we fight infectious diseases

Software Engineer

$80k – $120k • 0.05% – 1.0%
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About PhAST
PhAST is a Boston-based, venture-backed AI healthcare company developing computer vision technology for ultra-rapid detection of antibiotic resistance. PhAST was founded in 2017 by an MIT PhD, and an MIT Professor of Engineering, is currently a team of 10, and aims to revolutionize infectious disease diagnostics through microfluidics, computer vision, big data and machine learning. Our platform provides clinical decision support for doctors, improves workflow in hospitals, and accelerates drug discovery for pharmaceutical companies.

Job Description
PhAST is seeking a talented software engineer to join the founding team and lead the design and development of its software architecture and platform. The software is central to PhAST’s all-in-one platform – a totally new concept in the field with huge impact potential! – and combines control of experimental and imaging workflows, computer vision for feature extraction from video images, analysis of large datasets with machine learning and statistical techniques, and diagnostic decision making.

•Develop PhAST’s software platform, from its current prototype, with agile interactions with the rest of the team and ample freedom in optimal design choices, strategy to optimize computational time, and best user experience.
•Build approaches for near-real-time analysis of gigabytes of image data
•Interface with the microbiology and data science teams for software design requirements, testing and optimization.

•Education: BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
•1+ years of relevant work experience in software development preferred.
•Proficiency in C, C++ or C#.

PhAST is a rapidly growing, dynamic startup. As PhAST continues to expand and engage with leading hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, this position will have growth opportunities in product development for clinical deployment and computer vision in a challenging biomedical field. The rich interface between the computer science and the data science teams provides additional opportunities for growth, include in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Come do the best work of your life at an exciting, fast-paced startup, in a highly qualified, very interdisciplinary and driven team, in the heart of Cambridge right next to MIT, and be responsible for making a real difference in one of today’s most pressing healthcare concerns – antibiotic resistance. The position is available immediately. Salary and equity compensation will be commensurate with experience. The candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States. If interested, please email your resume and a cover letter .

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We believe that innovative technology can transform the way we fight infectious diseases

PhAST focuses on Diagnostics. Their company has offices in Cambridge. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

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