Senior Research Scientist - Quantum Mechanics

Exscientia Boston , MA

Posted 6 days ago

Exscientia is a company that is committed to getting medicines to patients in the fastest and most effective manner. We do this by applying the latest research in Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and modern high-performance computational methods to transform drug design. Exscientia is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven drug discovery and the only company to have used AI to design drug molecules that are currently in clinical studies.

All of our Innovation is driven by people; highly talented multi-disciplinary teams that work collaboratively to solve real world drug discovery problems. Following multiple partnerships with many leading Pharmaceutical companies and research institutes, we are now adding a key appointment to our group, (Senior) Research Scientist- Quantum Mechanics. This position is integral to support the Companys growing array of projects and appetite for scientific innovation.


You Will Have The Opportunity To:

  • We are looking for an excellent Senior Research Scientist- Quantum Mechanics to work closely with our team of AI experts, drug designers and software engineers to develop and implement cutting edge techniques and algorithms.
  • Implement Quantum Mechanics based algorithms and research prototypes to test their impact on our drug discovery programs
  • Work with drug designers to translate feedback back into algorithmic improvements
  • Work with AI scientists and software engineers to implement these algorithms into our technology platform
  • Stay informed on new technology developments, analyse them for potential benefits to our platform and devise plans for their implementation

Requirements

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or a related subject area
  • Understanding of electronic structure theory and common techniques.
  • Experience automating processes using algorithms and heuristics
  • Experience in Unix/Linux operating system
  • Good programming skills, preferably Python for scripting, data analysis, pipelining and tool development
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to rapidly learn new skills
  • Passionate about the idea of discovering novel therapeutics by application of technology

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of Artificial Intelligence algorithms and their applications to QM modelling
  • Experience using QM toolkits (e.g. PSI4 or ASE)
  • Experience working on active small molecule drug discovery projects
  • Experience applying QM for understanding protein-ligand interactions or applying QM for understanding retrosynthetic pathways
  • Experience in developing and maintaining internal software, including the creation of well documented user-friendly tools
  • Open source contributions or publications in academic journals demonstrating experience in scientific software developments
  • Track record of developing and implementing QM algorithms

Benefits

  • Work together to make a positive contribution to patients by revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry through AI-driven discovery.
  • We will work with you to kick-start or further grow your career from funding for professional development and conference attendance. To also ensuring you will have the opportunity to acquire valuable skills, work on problems that matter, and learn from world-class technical and scientific leaders.
  • Opportunity to join an inclusive, collaborative and intellectually stimulating culture
  • We will work with you to provide a highly competitive compensation as we continue to grow and thrive.
  • Our teams health and well-being is important to us which is why we provide comprehensive health insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision) and 401(k) plan, wellbeing and mindfulness support.
  • We offer a generous holiday allowance, provide flexible working and remote working to encourage all of our team to manage their own work, time and life
  • Hear from our team why they enjoy working here Click here
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