Meliora is looking to hire talented computational biologists to play an important role in developing the biological ideas underpinning the algorithmic engine of a next-generation biotechnology company.
Biotech is on the verge of a revolution. Breakthroughs such as the advent of CRISPR and systems for fast and efficient multi-omic sequencing in combination with structural advances in machine learning are unleashing the ability to interrogate human biology in unprecedented ways.
Meliora Therapeutics’ vision is to bring the latest advancements in molecular biology and machine learning together to fight cancer. By building a world class, diverse, multidisciplinary team we will build the first true multi-omics target discovery and development platform, enabling us to develop new therapies that significantly improve clinical outcomes. The founding team includes CEO David Li (1st business hire at Benchling, GS, KKR, Penn Life Sciences and Management), Dr. Jason Sheltzer (Faculty at Yale School of Medicine, Presidential Early Career Award, Forbes 30u30), Joan Smith (Sr. Staff engineer at Google, MIT Physics), and Zach Owen (Data Scientist Tech Lead at Verily, previous ML startup technical co-founder, MIT PhD). We are backed by leading funds including BrightEdge, VillageGlobal, HOF Capital, Obvious and others.
A key initial goal of Meliora Therapeutics’ computational engine is to develop a robust, multi-modal MOA atlas for cancer drugs. This atlas will consist of 21st century phenotypic “molecular fingerprints” of different mechanisms of action, and will serve as a reference library that can be used to characterize new molecules of interest. Our platform has already surfaced a number of interesting candidate drugs with promising laboratory validation and we are looking for world class talent to expand and deepen the capabilities of this advanced computational engine using the latest ML approaches, making an impact on cancer in the process.
The computational biologist will work collaboratively with data science team members providing expertise in computational biology, playing an important role in developing the biological ideas underpinning the algorithmic engine of a next-generation biotechnology company. We are looking for people who delight in being multi-disciplinary, seek excellence at every turn, and have an unyielding desire to continuously learn and share knowledge. If this sounds like you, we would love to speak with you.
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$90,000 - $250,000 per year