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Head of Data



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2023
We are advancing AI to power the future of medicine.
At Unlearn, our purpose is to advance artificial intelligence (AI) to eliminate trial and error in medicine. We are innovating advanced machine learning methods to leverage generative AI in forecasting patient outcomes, starting with the domain of clinical trials. We produce AI-generated digital twins of individual trial participants, enabling smaller and more efficient clinical trials to bring effective
medicines to patients sooner.
Our innovative work in AI today will reinvent how AI is applied in medicine tomorrow — and we have a top secret plan for how to get there. We won’t be able to achieve this mission just by applying technologies created by others; the future must be invented.
Unlearn is a technology company, not a biotech company. We use computers, not pipettes. We make and use software, we don’t discover or make drugs. We believe that AI will define the future of medicine, and we aren’t deterred by naysayers or skeptics.
We come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from machine learning to marketing—but regardless of where we come from, Unlearners share some common traits:
>> Unlearners are ambitious; we aren’t intimidated by big, challenging goals.
>> Unlearners are disciplined experimenters; we break down our big goals into smaller chunks and meet as often as necessary to track our velocity and iterate quickly.
>> Unlearners are gritty; we never give up, setbacks just make us try harder.
>> Unlearners are receptive to new ideas; in fact, we hate being stuck with the status quo.
>> Unlearners are storytellers; sharing information with each other and with the world is super important, too important to be boring. And, last but not least,
>> Unlearners are team-oriented; we put the mission first, the company second, the team third, and individuals last.
Founded in 2017 by a team of world-class machine learning scientists, we have raised venture capital from top tier investors such as Insight Partners, Radical Ventures, 8VC, DCVC, and DCVC Bio. We completed our $50 million Series B in April 2022. We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA and have an additional office in Boston, MA.
If our purpose and culture resonate with you, we invite you to apply.
About the role
High-quality data is the foundation upon which Unlearn’s AI is built. To accomplish our plans, we need to create a comprehensive database of human health that combines together data from disparate sources such as clinical trials and doctor visits. We have an interdisciplinary group of data scientists, clinical scientists, and software engineers who work together to make this database a reality. Unlearn never rests on its laurels, and we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve, including incorporating AI powered automation into our data workflow. We are looking for an innovative leader who is excited to help a great team 100X the size of our database.
This is a hybrid role based in our SF office - you will be expected to be in office 2 days per week, and we do week-long company on-sites in San Francisco every quarter.


  • Lead the development and execution of the company's data strategy, ensuring that we can rapidly 100X our data.
  • Constantly innovate and incorporate cutting edge AI powered automation whenever possible. If the machine learning tool we need doesn’t exist, invent it!
  • Continuously assess the effectiveness of data in our products and always strive to improve our data quality.
  • Collaborate with all of Unlearn to ensure that our data serves the needs of all of our stakeholders.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a team of data scientists, clinical scientists, and software engineers.


  • 7+ years of experience.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate data insights to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Impact-driven: motivated to maximize the value of our data.
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams that include scientists, engineers, and product management.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership in organizing data.
  • Experience hiring and managing technical personnel
  • Preferred Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative software development.
  • Experience with clinical datasets in applied machine learning applications.
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams that include scientists, engineers, and product management.
Benefits & Perks
We offer a suite of benefits and perks for our team members, including:
• Company-paid medical, dental, & vision insurance
• 401k plan with company matching
• Professional development budget for relevant conferences or workshops
• Equity education and tax advisory services
• Commuter benefits to help you get to our offices easily
• Home-office set up allowance of up to $800 for all new hires
• Flexible time off and an annual winter break (December 24 - January 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
Unlearn is an equal opportunity employer.
At Unlearn, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, because inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving our mission. If you’re excited about this role, and your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply nevertheless.