PostEra (W20)

Medicinal Chemistry as a Service powered by Machine Learning

Computational Chemist (Drug Discovery)

$70k - $150k0.50% - 1.50%

Location
 
Bay Area, CA / Remote
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
1+ years
About PostEra

What do we do?

PostEra offers medicinal chemistry as a service. Drug discovery R&D is slow and expensive and this limits biotechs and pharma from getting new drugs into development and new cures to patients. PostEra is building a one-stop-shop for medicinal chemistry, powered by machine learning, to serve the world's ever expanding community of drug hunters while also leading the world's largest open-science initiative to find a COVID cure; COVID Moonshot.

What are we working on?

The answer is many things but here's our top priorities right now:

  1. We are building the first-of-its-kind cloud platform for scientists to design and order molecules.

  2. COVID Moonshot: PostEra is helping lead the world's largest open-source drug discovery effort. Moonshot is an international team of scientists working on an antiviral cure for COVID. Our platform for crowd-sourcing drug designs has received over 12,000 submissions and we've made and tested 1000 of these compounds. Check out the project: https://postera.ai/covid

How are we funded?

PostEra has raised over $2.5m since inception from leading Angel investors as well as several Bay Area VCs.

About the role

Required: Strong background in chemistry and cheminformatics tools, strong statistical and quantitative skills, experienced with modern software engineering tools (Git, Linux, AWS).

Desired: experience with high-performance programming languages (C++, etc.), experience in drug development.

PostEra is building a one-stop-shop for medicinal chemistry to serve the world's drug hunters.

We need your help to develop algorithms for synthetically-aware molecular design and retrosynthesis. You will work closely with domain experts in drug discovery to incorporate medicinal chemistry knowledge into scalable algorithms, and relentlessly get to the truth about what works and what doesn’t in tools for drug discovery. Your favorite tool is whichever one helps the world cure more diseases faster, full stop.

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