Senior Data Scientist, AI and Computational Chemistry

Merck Group


Work Your Magic with us!  


Able to discover, break boundaries, and uncover extra? We all know you’ve bought large plans – so can we! Our colleagues throughout the globe love innovating with science and expertise to counterpoint folks’s lives with our options in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Collectively, we dream large and are keen about caring for our wealthy combine of individuals, prospects, sufferers, and planet. That is why we’re all the time searching for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.  

By unlocking the facility of information AI for drug discovery (AIDD) has the potential to allow customized medication and alter affected person lives. An M-Ventures funded biotech start-up is poised to grab the chance on the intersection between the Healthcare and Life Science Divisions of Merck, KGaA Darmstadt, Germany. Our mandate is to suppose large and attain throughout groups to leverage the complete capabilities of the group. For greater than 350 years and internationally now we have passionately pursued our curiosity to seek out novel and vibrant methods of enhancing the lives of others.  


Your Position:


The Senior Scientist in AI and Computational Chemistry will probably be a key function in shaping up the AI-enabled Drug Discovery (AIDD) mission that goals on the complete drug discovery resolution from design to supply.  You’ll work intently with different scientists to construct the important thing evaluation and prediction modules utilized in SaaS-based drug design resolution using the factitious intelligence and machine-learn (AI/ML) strategies in addition to different algorithmic approaches, and work with the response automation workforce to help the hyperlink between drug-design and drug-delivery.


On this function, you can be usually concerned in actions, equivalent to:

  • Constructing the computational chemistry engine for drug discovery purposed primarily based on ML/AL and different procedural algorithms
  • Curating giant structure-activity-relationship (SAR) datasets and constructing predictive fashions from them
  • Maintaining with the most recent growth in computational chemistry and machine-driven drug discovery in publications to enhance the present merchandise primarily based on them
  • Making use of ML/AL on the normal computational chemistry approaches in molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, protein folding, and so forth.
  • Documenting information, information curation and mannequin constructing processes
  • Working intently with the product workforce for supporting their wants in ChemInformatics
  • Analyzing complicated issues in AIDD and articulating resolution concepts primarily based on ChemInformatics and AI/ML approaches
  • Working with potential prospects or enterprise workforce to craft options for enterprise wants
  • Offering proof-of-concepts for testing out concepts and speaking concepts with resolution workforce
  • Following an agile growth strategy in constructing PoC and core modules


Who You Are:


Minimal {Qualifications}:

  • Ph.D. in biology, chemistry or associated space
  • No less than 2 years of business and area expertise
  • Or a BS + 5 years of business or area expertise 
  • Or Masters + 3 years of business or area expertise 


Most well-liked {Qualifications}:

  • Have a superb working data in computational chemistry, and drug-discovery course of, and ChemInformatics
  • Be accustomed to instruments for information science, equivalent to information evaluation, information processing, statistics, AI/ML, and so forth., and be capable of use these instruments to create working PoC for demonstration functions, which suggests sensible and in-depth programming expertise in Python, Java, JavaScript, C++, and so forth.
  • Have the ability to construct AI/ML fashions for SAR endpoints ranging from uncooked information
  • Be curious and progressive with a robust need to revolutionize the drug-discovery course of
  • Have the ability to work with AIDD prospects to extract their wants and design options from them
  • Be a superb verbal and written communicator
  • Work collaboratively with others throughout the workforce and throughout groups
  • Ideally accustomed to the agile growth course of


Location: Distant versatile; Burlington, MA or Ontario, Canada; hybrid most popular

Journey: <10%

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