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Varian Medical Systems Director of Machine Learning in Palo Alto, California

Together, we can beat cancer.

At Varian, we bring together the worlds’ best talent to realize our vision of a world without fear of cancer. Together, we work passionately to develop and deliver easy-to-use, efficient oncology solutions. If you want to be part of this important mission, we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

The Director of Machine learning (DML) will manage efforts throughout the company to realize modern machine learning techniques, such as:

  • Formal data augmentation

  • Multi-task learning

  • Human-in-the-loop formalisms to data curation and labelling

The DML will technologically guide and manage the use of meta-learning in flagship product efforts, and in the use of any customization technologies.

The DML will manage a cross-company team, providing:

  • Cross-functional leadership

  • Guidance on:

  • Modern deployment of end-to-end training

  • Exploiting known features and human knowledge

  • Using AI to normalize data

  • Advice to centralize efforts to produce reusable latent spaces

The DML will interface with different engineering, science, UX, product, and medical teams in product planning, ensuring ML feedback loops are properly anticipated in our products. DML provides executive level reports detailing the progress in quarterly meetings.

Additionally, DML will:

  • Extract and present key findings at, and extract relevant technologies from, Machine Learning conferences

  • Be able to work from Palo Alto, CA at least two days a week to collaborate with peers post COVID


  • 8+ years of experience in Machine Learning or Data Science

  • 3+ years of technical management experience preferably in healthcare

  • Professional experience in multi-task learning

  • Fluent in Python (and at least one of Tensorflow and PyTorch)

  • Fluent in Machine Learning best practices for production code

  • Experience applying statistical skills to deep learning artifacts

  • Preferred:

  • Cross-departmental management experience

  • Knowledge of anatomy, biology, and/or biochemistry

  • Experience delivering presentations at the executive or board level, as well as the developer level


Masters or PhD in a Applied Math, Statistics, CS: AI or related field.


Fighting cancer calls for big ideas.

We envision a world without fear of cancer. Achieving this vision takes dedication and commitment from all of us, every single day. That's why we celebrate and value the distinctly beautiful and intersectional identities of each of our employees. We are a mirror of our patient-base, which allows us to innovate. Big ideas come from everywhere, and the best ideas are fostered by our unique individual experiences. At Varian, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and believe your bold and authentic perspective will help to power more victories over cancer.


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Together, we can beat cancer.

Imagine a world without fear of cancer. We do, every day. Varian Medical Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating and managing cancer. For more than 70 years, we have developed, built, and delivered innovative cancer care technologies and solutions for our clinical partners around the globe to help them treat millions of patients each year. Taking an Intelligent Cancer Care approach, we are harnessing advanced

technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to advance cancer treatment and expand access to care to help patients become survivors.

When you join Varian, you become part of a global network of innovative and inspired minds working together across the globe. We keep the patient and our clinical partners at the center of our thinking as we power new victories in cancer care. Because for cancer patients everywhere, their fight is our fight.