Station X helps life science and healthcare organizations solve integration, collaboration, analysis, visualization, and reporting challenges associated with patient-derived genomics data. The company’s GenePool solution is available as a platform-as-a-service that provides customers with a rich set of built-in functionality alongside seamless integrations with a growing ecosystem of cloud-based storage, compute, and data processing technologies. Armed with GenePool, customers in translational research, biopharmaceutical, and clinical testing environments are maximizing value from their genomics information with an efficient and effective software infrastructure. Station X was founded by experts in commercial bioinformatics technology, who bring decades of collective expertise to support the company’s global customers.
About the name
In World War II, Station X was the code name for Bletchley Park, the Allies' top-secret center for deciphering enemy codes. It was at Station X that Alan Turing (who many consider the father of computer science) and his team cracked the Enigma code. Recruitment at Bletchley Park was also groundbreaking in its diversity - the cryptanalysts included linguists, chess champions, crossword experts, polyglots and mathematicians, selected from all sectors of society. We named our company Station X because we believe that cracking the genetic code will also need a combination of computational power and smart people with diverse skills and backgrounds.
Our team has a broad background in genomics and bioinformatics, as well as experience managing diverse teams to develop profitable genomic information products.
RICHARD D GOOLD, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
TOD M KLINGLER, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Founder
SANDEEP SANGA, PhD
Vice President, Products & Services
SHIKHA O'BRIEN, PhD, MBA
Vice President, Commercial Operations
Lead Software Developer
Director of Software Engineering
Board & Advisors
Richard D Goold, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Richard Goold has a PhD in Pharmacology and has been in genomics since 1991. He built the automation and bioinformatics arm of one of the first NIH-funded genome centers, the Human Genome Mapping Center at UCSF/Stanford. He led the development of databases and systems to disseminate mapping data to GenBank and GDB. Joining Incyte in 1995, he oversaw the gene mapping program, data analysis and the development of the commercial gene mapping database product, as well as Incyte's programs in full-length human gene sequencing, microbial genome sequencing, microbial microarrays and SNP discovery, including the associated data analysis pipelines and commercial database products. Richard left Incyte to co-found Prospect Genomics, where he served as President until its successful merger with Structural Genomix.
Tod M Klingler PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Founder
Tod Klingler has a PhD in Medical Information Sciences and Biochemistry from Stanford. As a computational biologist at Incyte, he helped launch the genomics product business and build an innovative research group. He left Incyte in 2000 to co-found Prospect Genomics, where he led the development of a large-scale computational effort to explore protein-chemical interactions, and oversaw the integration of business and scientific strategies when the company was acquired by SGX. As Vice President of Information Sciences for Synergenics, a biotechnology incubator, he set up and directed an informatics resource, providing computational services and strategic guidance to early stage companies. Tod was Vice President of Information Sciences for molecular diagnostics company XDx, managing biostatistics, data analysis, software development and IT for the company's proprietary technology. He has published scientific papers on the applications of genomic technology and is an inventor on more than 10 patents.
Randal W Scott, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Invitae
Prior to co- founding InVitae, Randy served as Genomic Health’s Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2009 and Executive Chairman until 2012. Under Randy’s leadership, Genomic Health developed and launched two revolutionary cancer diagnostics tests. Prior to being one of the founders of Genomic Health, Randy was also a founder of Incyte Corporation, a genomic information company, and provider of integrated platforms of genomic technologies designed to aid in the understanding of the molecular basis of disease. At Incyte, Randy served in various roles from 1991 through 2000, including Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Scientific Officer. Randy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Emporia State University and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas.
Roy A. Whitfield
Former Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Incyte
Roy A. Whitfield is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Incyte Corporation, a company he co-founded in 1991. He remains on the Board of Incyte and also serves as a director of Illumina, Inc., Nektar Therapeutics and several privately held companies. Prior to Incyte, he held senior operating and business development positions with Technicon Instruments, a medical instrumentation company, and its predecessor company, Cooper Biomedical, Inc.. Roy received a B.S. in Mathematics from Oxford University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Partner, Runa Capital
Andre Bliznyuk is a partner at Runa Capital. Until 2011, he headed the Russia/CIS Equity Capital Markets Group for Goldman Sachs and from 2006-2009 was with UBS Investment Bank, focusing on IPOs and other ECM transactions in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Prior to that, he was head of capital markets and investor relations at Sistema, a leading Russian conglomerate, managing debt and equity financing deals for Sistema, MTS, Comstar, Sistema Hals and Sitronics. Andre graduated from MSU with a master's degree in Cross-Cultural Communications; followed this with a graduate course in Economics/Management.
Eric Schadt, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Pacific Biosciences
Director, Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology,
Mt Sinai School of Medicine
Eric Schadt is Director of the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also the Chief Science Officer at Pacific Biosciences and a founding member of Sage Bionetworks, an open-access genomics initiative designed to build and support databases and an accessible platform for creating innovative dynamic disease models. He is an expert on the generation and integration of very large-scale sequence variation, molecular profiling and clinical data in disease populations for constructing molecular networks that define disease states and link molecular biology to physiology. Prior to 2009, he was Executive Scientific Director of Genetics at Rosetta Inpharmatics, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. and before that, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Roche Bioscience. Eric received his B.A. in applied mathematics and computer science from California Polytechnic State University, his M.A. in pure mathematics and his PhD in bio-mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles.
Station X is a San Francisco-based software company developing a state-of-the-art web platform to revolutionize our understanding of human health & disease. Our product, GenePool, is empowering scientists and medical professionals to make significant advances in medical research and healthcare with the promise to do so much more. We need you to help us achieve GenePool’s potential!
We are both founded and backed by an experienced team of genomics scientists. Having just raised our second round of funding, we are now seeking to grow our team. Our office is in downtown San Francisco in a newly renovated space just a few blocks from Caltrain and the ballpark. We offer competitive pay, stock options, health care benefits (health, dental and vision), a 401(k), and a public transit allowance. We have flexible work schedules and use Macs for development (but you can use whatever you like.)
You have an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to create real-world applications that will change the way medicine is practiced. You’re a self-starter that will thrive working as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
If you are interested in working with us and want to be considered for one of the openings below, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front-end & Back-end Software Engineers
Application Scientists [Genomics, Bioinformatics, Genetic Counseling]
Regional Account Executives & Sales Representatives
Product Management & Marketing