BIOTAX

Safe, Personalized Diagnosis & Treatments Based on  Manipulations of The Natural Human Microbiome

At Biotax we’re passionate about building new innovative products that will disrupt the Biotechnology industry. Based on novel technologies, advanced science, and top leading researchers.

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WHO WE ARE

Biotax is a leading provider of cutting-edge technologies and services, offering biological and genomic informatics solutions for pharma companies, hospitals, and medical centers. Founded by a group of leading researchers whose mission is to help patients by creating new diagnostics and treatment protocols.

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OUR TECHNOLOGY

Includes safe and personalized biological microbiome manipulation processes supported by cutting edge meta-genomic AI analysis platforms

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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PROF. NAAMA GEVA-ZATORSKY

Co-Founder, CS

Head of the Microbiome Lab,The Technion, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine,  Technion Integrated Cancer Center.Her research combining systems-biology with microbiology and immunology to study the interactions between gut microbes and the host immune system in health and disease. Her Ph.D from the Weizmann Institute, studying systems-biology of protein dynamics in cancer. Her postdoctoral was at Harvard Medical School, studying gut microbiota-host interactions

SHAY HILEL

Co Founder, CEO

Serial entrepreneur with vast experience as founder, senior executive & business manager CEO and Co founder of BrainVu (Acquired in 2018 ). Head of the Alcatel Lucent Digital Multimedia Division (Was Spin-off and acquired by Nantworks in 2014 ). Shay worked both in startups and corporate organizations with a verity of hands-on technology leadership roles

DEAN LIGHT

Co Founder,CTO

A computational biology & SW architect expert focusing on complex multidisciplinary problems. Prior to BiotaX, Dean was software architect @Technion Data & Knowledge (TDK) Lab - the computer science faculty and developer team lead @Lamm lab - the department of biology , Technion.
Dean holds an M.Sc. in Biology and B.Sc. in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the Technion.
Dean is a recipient of the 2019 Sherman award for distinguished academic achievement in multidisciplinary research.

 

ADVISORY BOARD / CONSULTING

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 
 ITAI SHARON

Dr. Sharon is the head of the Computational Microbiology group at Migal - Galilee Research Institute and is an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department at Tel-Hai College. His research focuses on developing advanced computational methods for the study of the microbiome in humans and other environments using NGS data.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 
ELIZABETH HALF (MD)

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Half (MD) and senior researcher, specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology, Director of the Early Detection and Cancer Prevention Unit at Rambam Medical Center, director of the Hereditary Cancer Clinic and the BRCA Carrier Clinic

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SARI RAHAT-ROZENBLOOM, PHD

Sari brings a variety of experience in the High-Tech industry and Life Sciences clinical research. Prior to Biotax, Sari was the Product Manager and the R&D Team Leader of Galooli. Her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto focused on the relations between nutrition and microbiome in diabetes and obesity.

 

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OPEN POSITIONS

Biotax is a well-funded company that aims to change the way in which cancer diagnostics and treatment development is done. Joining Biotax AT this stage will mean joining the core and future leadership team of the company where your work at Biotax could make an impact and help save lives. 
As a growing Biotechnology Startup, we are looking for new team members who are tapping in to the forefront of research and development of advanced Genomics, Machine learning BigData Microbiology. 

MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCHER

Full Time

Biotax is looking for an ML Researcher to join the RnD team and take a key role in developing our Machine Learning based metagenomic diagnostic platform, together with out CTO. In this role, you will operating beyond what is known to be possible in metagenomic classification and ML modeling of the human microbiome.


Who are you

You are a talented motivated individual who is passionate about working with us to make a meaningful impact in the world of early cancer detection and prevention. You have experience in solving problems using ML and are ready to tackle ML projects that can have real impact on society. Simultaneously, you want to take your skills in ML research to the next level.


Why you should join Biotax

Biotax is a well funded company that aims to change the way in which cancer diagnostics and treatment development is done today. We are tapping in to the forefront of advanced solutions in ML research, ML ops and cloud based automation. Working with us, you could utilize and lead improvements in state of the art models, research flows and practices. Joining us in this stage will mean joining the core and future leadership of the company. Your work at Biotax could help save lives while improving your ability and productivity as an ML researcher.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Lead design and develop the genomics ML model working on state-of-the-art algorithms and data sources to develop breakthrough diagnostic solutions.

  • Prototype and optimize novel variations of SOTA NN models for detecting disease state based on microbial data.

  • Participate in the invention and development of new algorithms architectures and tools.

  • Be at the core of the RnD team, taking charge of the full ML RnD cycle, together with our CTO.

  • Use open-source implementations and augment them with your own original ideas.

  • Support the implementation and integration of automation frameworks for training, testing and deployment of new models.

  • Participate in writing patents and other documentation on the underlying IP.


Technical Requirements

  • At least 3 years of industry experience in an ML research position.

  • Experience with programming in popular ML (sklearn etc) and DL (PyTorch/TensorFlow) frameworks in python.

  • Experience in Unix environments.

  • Experience with a high-level model APIs (ignite/lightning etc) – advantage

  • Experience with automated ML ops solutions – advantage

  • Experience with biological/medical/genomic domains - advantage


Personal Requirements

  • Can deliver rapid POCs from scratch/ from papers.

  • Quick learner, highly adaptable to new stacks.

  • Ability to work well in teams and with external consultants/personnel.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Desire to grow together with and within the company.

DATA SCIENTIST

Full Time

Position

Biotax is looking for a highly talented, creative, and passionate Data Scientist with a strong background in Biology to join the bioinformatics AI team and take a key role in developing our Machine Learning based metagenomic diagnostic platform. In this role you will be operating beyond what is know about metagenomic classification. You will use advanced approaches in data exploration and data analytics to drive forward Biotax’s advantages in data ingestion and understanding.


Who are you

You are a talented motivated individual who is passionate about working with us to make a meaningful impact in the world of early cancer detection and prevention. You have experience in analyzing data and delving deep into biological and medical sciences. You are technologically adept and is comfortable in a programming environment. While you might lack industry programming or tooling experience compared to your fellow data scientists, you can make up for it with your ability to generate profound insight into our data using your strong biological background. You are a quick and voracious learner, and together with the training and on boarding provided by Biotax, you can become an expert in data science and automation.


Why you should join Biotax

Biotax is a well funded comopany that aims to change the way in which cancer diagnostics and treatment development is done today. We are tapping in to the forefront of advanced solutions in ML research, Data ops and data engineering. Working with us, you could make use of your deep understanding of biology and your quick learning skills to infuse our AI platform with the state of the art in scientific understanding of the human microbiome. Joining us in this stage will mean joining the core and future leadership of the company. Your work at Biotax could help save lives while improving your skills in programming, data science and machine learning, turning you into a top class data scientist.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Be a core part of the data engineering process (collection, cleaning, unification, storage schema design) for the AI platform together with our CTO

  • Perform systematic reviews of relevant literature

  • Work closely with the scientific team to Integrate domain knowledge throughout the entire data science pipeline

  • Research and analyze Metagenomic/Genomics data-sets

  • Work on the training and validation of our ML algorithms


Technical Requirements

  • Ph.D/M.Sc in Biology or a Biology related degree from a leading academic institute

  • Knowledge in metagenomics or genomics analysis

  • Knowledge in a high level programming language (Python/R/MATLAB/etc)

  • Basic knowledge in Machine learning/Statistical modeling/Data-science  

  • Experience in Unix working environment (advantage)


Personal Requirements


  • Ability to dig into, analyze and understand data from varying sources

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Problem-solving attitude

  • Creative thinking skills

  • Team player, who can perform a wide range of tasks as part of an effort to design, implement, and integrate a large-scale system

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Part Time

Position

Biotax is looking for part time Clinical Research Coordinator to join the BiotaX team and take a key role in leading BiotaX clinical trials in Israel & UK / US, planning, operation and execution. We are looking for a talented motivated individual who is passionate about working with us to make a meaningful impact in the world of early cancer detection and prevention.


Responsibilities


  • Lead the design of the clinical tail

  • Setup all regulatory documentation & protocols

  • Work closely with the PI and with the hospital clinical team for IRB approval

  • Manage and operate the clinical trial operations and logistics


Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience in clinical trial management

  • Experience in clinical trials regulation process and documentation

  • Ability to work well in teams and with external consultants/personnel.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Quick learner, highly adaptable to new stacks.

  • Experiment working with leading hospitals in Israel and in the UK/ US advantage ) 

  • Experience with “In vitro diagnostic” clinical trial – advantage

  • Experience with biological/medical/genomic domains - advantage

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Full Time

Position

BiotaX is looking for talented and extremely motivated postdoctoral fellows for exciting research projects on the human microbiome and their interactions with the host immune system


Requirement

  • PHD in Biological sciences

  • Experience in Lab Work


Location

  • Haifa, Israel