Careers

Astarte Medical is the only precision medicine company using software and predictive analytics to improve outcomes during the first 1,000 days of life. With an initial focus on preterm infants, Astarte Medical supports feeding protocols, practice and decision-making in the neonatal ICU with a suite of digital tools and diagnostics designed to standardize feeding, optimize nutrition and quantify gut health. We have compiled a proprietary dataset combining feeding practices, longitudinal development and the population of the gut microbiome. Utilizing machine learning on this unique dataset will allow us to develop a digital diagnostic tool, the first to quantify a vital sign for the current health of the gut and a predictive tool for the gut heath state in the near-term future.

We’re an extremely purpose driven team here at Astarte Medical, driven by the philosophy that we’re improving preterm infant outcomes and saving lives. We offer an extremely competitive salary, benefits and equity options package, but are more importantly looking for people who are driven by our mission to solve the challenges of preterm infants while in the neonatal intensive care unit.

● Our brand new, beautifully redesigned headquarters at 10 N. Main Street is based in the beautiful Yardley, PA downtown district, with the additional option for the position to operate fully remote.
● Our salary is extremely competitive based on prior skills and experience and we give our employees a flexible work schedule, where you have the ability to work remotely.
● We offer full benefits to our employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
● Equity Option Participation – any new hires would be offered options and there is considerable upside opportunity in the equity and options. They will be subject to standard vesting schedule. We will review everything with you during the interview process.
● Opportunity to grow and expand your career – into roles that interest you, best fit your abilities and give you the opportunity to see what you are building is improving the lives of infants.

Data and Informatics Scientist

We are seeking a data and informatics scientist whose primary responsibility will be analyzing large internal and external datasets as well as assisting in identifying, and curating new datasets, including clinical and microbiome data. These datasets are being utilized to develop machine learning models to effectively predict pediatric health outcomes. This role will lead the process of reviewing, maintaining, and managing all external and internal datasets with a focus on accuracy, consistency and clarity. To enable real-world impact, this role will deliver key analyses for product development, build reusable analysis tools and work closely with a cross-functional team to deliver user-facing products.

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for:

• Integrating large and diverse data sets, including developing frameworks for data ingestion and processing, and working closely with internal and external team members to establish best practices.
• Develop quality control and pre-processing tools for a variety of data sources.
• Apply appropriate data science techniques/algorithms to solve business problems. Analyze clinical data using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed effect modeling, logistic regression analyses, and model building techniques.
• Identify and apply new bioinformatics tools to analyze microbiome data.
• Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
• Apply statistical approaches for longitudinal data analysis and to calculate sample size requirements for clinical/research studies; prepare statistical data for inclusion in reports.
• Manage interactions with collaborators for research studies and track for senior management.
• Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences to keep abreast of methodological developments in data science, microbiome analysis.
• Communicate highly technical results and methods clearly, via presentations and documents, as well as interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of internal and external people and teams.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Statistics, Data Science, Engineering, Computer Science with minimum of 2 years of work experience.
• Knowledge of statistics and/or biostatistics.
• Proficiency with programming languages such as Python, R, Matlab, Java, SQL or similar is required.
• Strong interest in applying data science concepts to real world applications.
• Strong ability to critically review detailed scientific information and assess any gaps based on adequately supported data.
• Familiarity with statistical software, data analytics, big data technologies, trend, regression and multivariate analysis, data visualization is desirable. High level of proficiency in in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel is required.
• Experience extracting and cleaning data sets.
• Ability to demonstrate algorithm development and predictive modeling to solve problems.
• Must be team oriented, with the ability to work well with diverse cross-functional team.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, organizational and presentation skills.
• Able to work in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities, and comfortable working independently with minimum supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

• Working knowledge of microbiome and/or omics data, data mining algorithms including supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques including random forest, clustering, neural networks & deep learning.

Please submit CV to: careers@astartemedical.com

Data Architect

We are seeking a Data Architect whose primary responsibility will be to develop, optimize and oversee our company’s conceptual and logical data systems. Your duties may include designing, implementing and maintaining novel data repositories as well as assuming primary responsibility for our existing data assets and infrastructure. You will work closely with senior management as well as members of our cross functional team including internal and external resources. These teams will be focused on software development, machine learning algorithm development and delivery, bioinformatics, research and data sourcing/transfer. You will also work directly with the data science team to facilitate data ingestion, scrubbing and quality practices to support large and diverse data acquisition efforts.

To succeed in this role, you should know how to examine new data system requirements and implement and enhance models, including migrations where necessary. The ideal candidate will also have proven experience in data analysis and management, with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for:

• Designing and implementing effective data solutions and models to store, retrieve, track, report on and facilitate sharing of company data assets.
• Examine and identify structural necessities by evaluating company operations, applications, and programming needs.
• Assess and modify database implementation procedures to ensure they comply with internal and external regulatory requirements.
• Assess and ensure HIPAA requirements for active and passage storage of PHI.
• Design, implement and support de-identification practices to facilitate creation of a large, de-identified data lake.
• Ensure data integrity and traceability to support FDA regulatory approvals for models developed with data assets.
• Prepare accurate database design and architecture reports for management and executive teams and collaborators.
• Oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions when applicable.
• Monitor application performance through regular tests as well as real-time monitoring and troubleshooting and implementing new features.
• Recommend solutions to improve new and existing data systems.
• Educate yourself and the team on current and emerging best practices and solutions.
• Offer support by responding to system and data problems in a timely manner.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or relevant field.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
• Strong knowledge of database structures and systems.
• Must be team oriented, with the ability to work well with diverse cross-functional teams.
• Comfortable learning independently and asking for help.
• Strong written and verbal communication, organizational and presentation skills.
• Able to communicate with diverse set of stakeholders: physicians, technical subject matter experts and team.
• Able to work in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities, and able to work independently with minimum supervision.

Please submit CV to: careers@astartemedical.com

Implementation Engineer

We are seeking a Technical Implementation Engineer to directly perform and oversee client implementation of The NICUtrition® Software Platform. This position will be highly visible within the company as well as to our clients and our clients’ personnel and as such the Implementation Engineer will be expected to represent Astarte Medical with the highest levels of professionalism, domain expertise and technical skill.

Position Summary

● The Implementation engineer will be part of cross-functional teams to ensure strategic alignment and execution of project deliverables, on schedule, within budget, and highest quality standards.
● Provide timely and effective communication of project progress, resource needs and mitigations.
● Experience in backend development as well as user interface design, architecture and development operations.
● Ability to efficiently and effectively work with in-house and offshore resources.
● Develop new features and functionality to our platform, when not actively engaged on client delivery projects
● Resolve bugs and address customer feedback and issues.
● Report to the Astarte executive team on project issues and project schedules.
● Actively participate in team meetings, develop and manage action items.
● Verify that all deliverables are well understood by the entire project team.
● Create quality parameters and ensure the product(s) meets such parameters.
● Develop proficiency in preterm infant feeding, nutrition and gut health.
● Represent the company, specifically related to vendor and security approval meetings with hospital customers.
● Gain a deep understanding of the customer experience and requirements, working closely with customers in order to understand customer issues, propose solutions and convert the solutions into technical product requirements.
● Clearly communicate product ideas and requirements to all levels of the organization.

Qualifications

● The Implementation engineer should be a Full-Stack Engineer as well as possessing an understanding of APIs and Healthcare integration including FHIR specifications and EMR infrastructure.
● YOU MUST have 4+ years of experience in technologies including C#, Javascript, SQL, Angular 8, Entity Framework, GitLab and be extremely passionate about learning new technologies.
● Preferred candidates will have 5-10+ years of experience with direct knowledge of EMR systems, FHIR integrations, HIPAA regulations and infrastructure provisioning.
● Experience with Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Kustomize all a plus
● Experience in AWS/Cloud environments and administration including Virtual Private Clouds.
● Understanding of the software product life cycle, including planning, architecture, development and implementation.
● Ability to think critically and creatively and to contribute in a dynamic team environment, including a willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done.
● Ability to work in an entrepreneurial environment and be self-directed.
● Ability to travel as required to customer or prospects locations.
● BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Software Development or Science fields preferred.

Please only apply to this position if you have the ability to work full-time are a US Citizen, have your Green Card or Long-Term Visa.

Please submit CV to: careers@astartemedical.com