Head of Machine Learning Modeling

Unlearn AI

 250k - 273k
 United States  (San Francisco)
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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 use AI to simulate potential health outcomes for individual patients. Today, we are reimagining the randomized control trial (RCT) for the 21st century through AI-powered clinical trials or TwinRCT. A TwinRCT allows more trial patients to receive the experimental treatment, reaches full enrollment faster and put patients first. Unlearn’s 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
As a the leader for the machine learning and modeling group, you’ll lead multiple teams developing cutting edge ML technology to predict disease progression that is at the core of our clinical trial products. Your job is to set the vision for the group, ensure we have the correct strategy, turn this into a roadmap, and then drive execution. You will also ensure our strong engineers are always growing and are prepared for the new challenges that lie ahead. Additionally, you will be the face of our modeling efforts, and engage in the broader AI/ML community by presenting at conferences.
This position reports to our VP of Technology and is equivalent to Senior Manager / Director.


    • Develop, lead, and mentor a team of strong engineers
    • Define a bold North Star for your group and ensure we have an effective strategy to achieve it
    • Collaborate with engineers, product management, and commercial to develop engineering roadmaps
    • Drive execution of projects and initiatives
    • Set the standard for engineering excellence on the team
    • Engage with the broader community to show-off our cutting edge technology


    • Professional experience growing and leading engineering teams
    • Effective leadership, execution, and communication skills
    • Passion to lead your team and encourage best practices
    • Track record of using machine learning for solving real-world problem
    • Published papers in CS, or other quantitative fields
    • Bachelor's degree (advanced preferred) in engineering or science
$250,000 - $273,000 a year
This is base salary.
Our compensation packages include substantial components including annual performance bonuses as well as equity grants (stock options) so everyone can share in the upside when the company does well.
Benefits & Perks
We offer a suite of benefits and perks for our team members, including:
• Company-subsidized medical, dental, & vision insurance plans
• 401k plan with generous company matching
• Flexible PTO plus company holidays
• Annual company-wide winter break (December 24 - January 1)
• Professional development budget to attend conferences or other events
• One-time home-office set up stipend
• Commuter benefits plan
• Paid Parental Leave
• Equity education and tax advisory service
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.
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