Changing the way cancer is treated is our personal mission, which starts with putting patients first. We’ve developed an individualized laboratory testing service for cancer patients and their doctors. We screen thousands of FDA-approved drugs against the patients own cancer cells to identify drug combinations that can be immediately prescribed by their doctor without a clinical trial. By repositioning treatment as a patient-centered service we can unlock the power of modern data science and laboratory automation to achieve the promise of combination therapy and personalized medicine.
Our investors include Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Y Combinator, several prominent angels and seed-stage funds, and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a venture philanthropy firm founded by Steve Case. We have offices and a laboratory in San Francisco’s SoMa district.
We’ve developed a high throughput robotic testing platform that uses a patient’s live tumor cells to predict the safest and most effective treatment combinations. We employ an ex vivo assay to survey thousands of drug combination options. To ensure our translational system is predictive we’ve created a proprietary method to mimic the microenvironment of the human body. Our drug panel includes all approved chemotherapies and targeted agents, as well as generic non-oncology drugs that have published anti-neoplastic evidence.
We prioritize the safest combinations from our viability assay by estimating a therapeutic index. Successful hits are counter-screened against normal human cells to determine a customized, relative drug scoring system for each patient. The end result of our process is a CLIA certified report which prioritizes therapeutic options that could be used by the physician and patient.
We're looking for a full stack developer to build out the stack powering our robotic lab. You'd join as the third engineer and would own the frontend dashboards and related APIs.
The day to day work would involve designing apps with the science team for use in the lab and then building out the frontend code and backend APIs. Beyond the core infrastructure, you'd have the freedom to explore new areas where we need help such as machine learning, robotic automation, and data visualization. We use Ruby for our infrastructure, Python for data, and Angular for the frontend, though we're always open to new stacks.