We are looking for a talented and ambitious computational chemist who is passionate about making a difference in cancer care and loves working in the startup environment. As the lead or senior computational chemist, you will play a pivotal role in establishing the company’s capabilities in using cheminformatics, structural chemistry, and machine learning for applications in molecular design and drug development. We value your unyielding scientific rigor and desire to continuously learn.
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.
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 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.
We are looking for a talented and ambitious computational chemist who is passionate about making a difference in cancer care and loves working in the startup environment. Apply your expertise in Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Cheminformatics or a related discipline in establishing the company’s capabilities in molecular design and drug development. Work from home and travel for in-person retreats every two or three months. You will play a significant role in developing the algorithmic engine of the company. The computational chemist will work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary, international team, seeking excellence at every turn. You will understand company goals and drive towards those goals, providing feedback about new opportunities and illuminating roadblocks when they occur. We value your unyielding scientific rigor and desire to continuously learn.
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$100,000 - $400,000 per year